The Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has made a couple of changes to his forward pack as he attempts to find the right formula that will produce a win.
Prop Michael Bent and lock James Broadhurst come in for Neemia Tialata and Jason Eaton respectively for Sunday morning's Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Daniel Kirkpatrick starts at first five, while Beauden Barrett could gain his first cap from the bench and Jayden Hayward replaces the injured Conrad Smith in the centres.
Andre Taylor starts at fullback with Cory Jane not rejoining the team until next week following the birth of his third child.
The Hurricanes are bottom of the New Zealand Conference with just onw win.
Meanwhile the Dominion Post is reporting that former All Black loosie Rodney So'oialo will seek treatment overseas as he looks to recover from a neck and back injury that has kept him out of the game for 7 months.