Fullback Ben Smith is fit to return to action for the Highlanders but Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles will spend two more weeks on the sidelines.
Smith was declared fit to return to action for the Highlanders after his concussion symptoms were re‑diagnosed as an inner ear problem.
But Coles who has been sidelined for more than four months, will miss the Hurricanes' final league fixture as well as their quarter‑final clash and is only due to return if the Super Rugby champions reach the semi‑finals.
In the Super Rugby this weekend, the Highlanders take on the Reds at 7.35pm Friday, the Sunwolves play the Blues at 3.05pm Saturday, the Chiefs take on the Brumbies at 5.15pm, the Hurricanes play the Crusaders at 7.35pm Saturday while the Sharks play the Lions at 3.15am Sunday.
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