Beauden Barrett will return from a mandated rest in one of three changes to the Hurricanes starting lineup to face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Leading Hurricanes points scorer Barrett has been named to start at flyhalf after he missed the side’s last match against the Jaguares.
The other two changes come in the pack with Reed Prinsep named to start at No 8 after he missed the round 14 fixture due to injury.
The only other change to the run on side is at lock where Kane Le’aupepe replaces Isaia Walker-Leawere who moves to the bench.
Club captain Dane Coles has been named on the bench along with experienced loose forward Gareth Evans, the pair returning after being sidelined for an extended period due to calf injuries.
Hurricanes – 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Reed Prinsep, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Kane Le’aupepe, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Toby Smith.
Subs: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Fraser Armstrong, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 21 Gareth Evans, 22 Richard Judd, 23 James Marshall.
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