Ihaia West will start against his former team as the Hurricanes conclude their pre-season schedule in Auckland this afternoon.
West will start at Flyhalf with Beauden Barrett out.
TJ Perenara will start at halfback.
According to stuff.co, Barrett will rejoin the Hurricanes squad when they face the Bulls in Pretoria to start their Super Rugby season.
The Hurricanes defeated the Crusaders 43‑22 in their first preseason match two weeks ago and hope to improve upon a promising first display.
The Hurricanes and the Blues preseason match in Auckland will kick off at 4 this afternoon.
Hurricanes squad: Matt Proctor, Julian Savea, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Wes Goosen, Ihaia West, TJ Perenara, Gareth Evans, Ardia Savea, Brad Shields, Vaea Fifita, Sam Lousi, Ben May, Ricky Riccitelli, Toby Smith. Reserves: Asafo Aumua, James O'Reilly, Alex Fidow, Chris Eves, Fraser Armstrong, Murray Douglas, James Blackwell, Michael Fatialofa, Sam Henwood, Reed Prinsep, Blade Thomson, Jamie Booth, Jackson Garden‑Bachop, Chase Tiatia, Ben Lam, Jonah Lowe, Trent Renata.
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