All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has been named in the Hurricanes match-day 23 for their match against the Sharks in Wellington on Saturday.
Coles, who returns from injury, will be on the bench while the starting lineup remains relatively unchanged from the one that beat the Jaguares in Buenos Aires last weekend.
Jackson Garden-Bachop returns to flyhalf after being replaced by Fletcher Smith following the loss to the Stormers in Cape Town. Smith drops to the bench.
In the only other change to the backline Vince Aso comes in at outside centre in place of Billy Proctor, forming a powerful midfield with Ngani Laumape.
In the loose forwards, Reed Prinsep will start at No 8 with Gareth Evans moving to openside, while All Black Vaea Fifita makes his first start of the season.
Hurricanes – 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Reed Prinsep, 7 Gareth Evans, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Fraser Armstrong.
Subs: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Liam Mitchell, 20 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Fletcher Smith, 23 Billy Proctor.
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