The British and Irish Lions will take a leaf out of Ireland's playbook and try to needle and knock the All Blacks off their stride when the sides meet in June, forward Iain Henderson has said.
Asked about the Blues game in four days' time, Rowntree added: "That is a bigger picture decision for Sam and the Blues and Warren [Lions head coach Warren Gatland]".
"He is on a modified load, as you would expect for a guy coming back from injury, but he is going to be fine", Rowntree said.
"Warren will look to do something to motivate us, I'm sure".
"We want to get the guys used to an intensity of how we train".
Nearly two-thirds of the 41-man Lions squad are now with their clubs, regions and provinces ahead of Aviva Premiership, Guinness PRO12 and Champions Cup playoffs next weekend.
Meanwhile, scrum coach for the tour, Graham Rowntree, is happy to get the preparation under way ahead of the trip south.
But Rowntree was delighted with the work done on day one in camp at Wales' training base in the Vale of Glamorgan. "It's been very useful to get our calls and systems up and running".
The reason we won't publish a list is because we may want to change our minds - we don't want to back ourselves into a corner with a player who is right at the moment but maybe isn't later on.
New Zealand avenged the defeat 21-9 in Dublin two weeks later but Henderson, who featured in that game, said the loss still revealed areas where the Lions could hurt the All Blacks. It was definitely a performance put in where the boys got in their faces, under their skin and disrupted them from their usual game. We'll let the players know they're on standby and we'll let their unions know, but we won't publish a list.
The Ulsterman insists the All Blacks can be beaten in the series and the tourists will have to capatilise on any mistakes they make.