Ofa Tu'ungafasi will start at loosehead prop for the Blues against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.
Tony Woodcock has been ruled out after failing to pass concussion tests.
In other changes to the team that lost to the Waratahs, Jamison Gibson-Park replaces Jimmy Cowan at scrumhalf, Pita Ahki starts at outside centre after recovering from an early-season foot injury and Tevita Li comes in on the left wing.
Charlie Faumuina has been bracketed with Angus Ta'avao at tighthead prop.
Blues – 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Pita Ahki, 12 George Moala, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Dan Bowden, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Brendon O'Connor, 6 Steven Luatua, 5 Hayden Triggs, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Charlie Faumuina/Angus Ta'avao, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Ofa Tu'ungafasi.
Subs: 16 James Parsons, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Angus Ta'avao, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Luke Braid, 21 Jimmy Cowan, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Francis Saili.
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