Aaron Cruden will start at flyhalf for the Chiefs in their final pre-season match against the Blues in Pukekohe on Friday.
Cruden ruptured his knee ligaments in April last year, and missed the rest of the season.
Cruden and Sam Cane are co-captains for the Chiefs' campaign this year.
Chiefs – 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Glen Fisiiahi, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Sam McNicol, 10 Aaron Cruden (c), 9 Brad Weber, 8 Tom Sanders, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Taleni Seu, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Michael Allardice, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Rhys Marshall, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Subs: Nathan Harris, Mitchell Graham, Hiroshi Yamashita, Johan Bardoul, Tevita Koloamatangi, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Chase Tiatia, Anton Lienert-Brown, Latu Vaeno, Lalakai Foketi, James Tucker, James Lowe, Shaun Stevenson, Atu Moli.
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