Hurricanes headaches coming from backline selection battles, not jetlag ahead of Super semi-final with Lions

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The sleeping patterns tend to get a bit jumbled up when flying from Canberra to Johannesburg.

After big wins over the Crusaders and Brumbies in recent weeks, the defending champs are coming into the game roaring.
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Although the Hurricanes now have something else to keep them up at night - they've got to figure out the make up of their back line for Saturdays' clash with the Lions now midfielder Vince Aso has recovered from a groin injury.

"We're still working through that," assistant coach Jason Holland said.

"We'll still have to monitor [Aso] over the next few days, but hes right in the reckoning to be involved."

From the outside looking in, it may look like an easy decision - Aso leads the competition in tries scored alongside teammate Ngani Laumape - but bringing him in could disrupt team chemistry.

The in-form Jordie Barrett would then have to move back to fullback meaning Nehe Milner-Skudder would need to take someones elses spot on the wing.

It's a selection headache but not one to get too upset about.

"We're in a pretty special position where we've got boys in the backline who can play anywhere from 12 to 15," Holland said.

With the two best attacking teams in the competition on display, whoever gets the nod in the backline better be ready to run.

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