The All Blacks centre Richard Kahui will finally start for the Chiefs, when they play the unbeaten South African side the Sharks in Hamilton on Friday night.
Kahui had a third shoulder operation in September but has been included after playing recent matches for the Chiefs development side against Tonga and Fiji A.
He'll play out side former All Blacks skipper Tana Umaga, who will get his third start in a row at second five.
While the Sharks are unbeaten and lead the South African conference the Chiefs sit at the bottom of the New Zealand pool having won just one of their four games so far.
Stephen Donald has been named to start at first five despite coming off with an ankle injury in last weekend's loss to the Hurricanes.