All Blacks TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett and Ardie Savea will return to the Hurricanes starting side for their crucial match against the Crusaders.
The trio are the only changes to the team that drew 31‑31 with the British and Irish Lions, with fellow All Blacks Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape also set to start at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.
Dane Coles remains sidelined as he returns to fitness after a long spell out with concussion symptoms, with Ricky Riccitelli continuing to start at hooker.
Brad Shields has overcome a sternum injury to start at No 8.
The Hurricanes will take on the Crusaders at 7.35pm Saturday.
Jordie Barrett, Nehe Milner‑Skudder, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara (c), Brad Shields, Ardie Savea, Vaea Fifita, Sam Lousi, Mark Abbott, Jeff To'omaga‑Allen, Ricky Riccitelli, Ben May. Reserves: James O'Reilly, Chris Eves, Loni Uhila, Reed Prinsep, Callum Gibbins, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Wes Goosen, Cory Jane
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