A breach of team protocol has seen All Black lock Jason Eaton dropped from the Hurricanes lineup for their Super 14 match against the Western Force in Wellington on Saturday night.
The move means there is a new second row combination with James Broadhurst and Bryn Evans getting a start.
Coach Colin Cooper wouldn't elaborate on Eaton's indiscretion.....
In the only change to the backline which started in the win over the Blues, David Smith comes onto the wing in place of Hosea Gear, who has his torn knee cartilage operated on this morning.
The All Black number eight Rodney So'oialo will get his first game time of the season from the bench