The Highlanders have made three changes to the team that lost to the Cheetahs for this week's Super Rugby match against the Bulls at Loftus.
The three changes to the team that played last week are all in the forward with Jamie Mackintosh coming in at loose-head prop and Tony Woodcock dropping down to the reserves.
Jarrad Hoeata moves into lock, replacing Josh Bekhuis who sustained a shoulder injury last weekend.
Joe Wheeler will start on the blindside and Mose Tuiali’i will anchor the scrum from number 8.
This moves TJ Ioane to the reserves, joining Elliot Dixon who is also loose-forward cover.
1. Jamie Mackintosh ,2. Andrew Hore (captain),3. Chris King,4. Brad Thorn ,5. Jarrad Hoeata ,6. Joe Wheeler ,7. John Hardie,8. Mose Tuiali’i,9. Aaron Smith ,10. Colin Slade ,11. Hosea Gear (vice-captain),12. Shaun Treeby ,13. Tamati Ellison ,14. Tino Nemani ,15. Ben Smith
Replacements : 16. Liam Coltman ,17. Tony Woodcock ,18. Elliot Dixon ,19. TJ Ioane ,20. Fumiaki Tanaka ,21. Hayden Parker ,22. Jason Emery