There are 2 injury-enforced changes to the Highlanders team for Friday night's Super 14 match against the Blues at Carisbrook.
Number eight Nasi Manu and first five Matt Berquist have been replaced by Steven Setephano and Michael Hobbs.
the Southland first five Robbie Robinson will get his first taste of Super 14 rugby from the bench.
Both sides lost their opening matches.
Lock Tom Donnelly will celebrate his 50th game for the Highlanders.