Wales flanker Warburton has participated in full contact training in Ireland after suffering a knee injury early last month.
Welsh hooker Ken Owens will miss the Scarlets' PRO12 play-off clash against Leinster in Dublin because of an ankle injury.
"At one stage they were down to 13 men but repelled the All Blacks," the Lions coach said.
Read admits he may be forced to play the first Test of the British and Irish Lions series a tad rusty.
The younger Barrett brother has set the early rounds of Super Rugby alight for the Hurricanes.
The All Blacks coach is already looking to get one over his rivals ahead of the June series.