Coach Chris Boyd has made two changes to the side that lost to the Waratahs last weekend with Cory Jane dropping back to the bench in favour of Matt Proctor on the right wing.
Jane, a veteran of 53 tests for the All Blacks, has started every match this year when he has been available so the demotion comes as a surprise.
Matt Proctor has been impressive in the limited game time he has had.
The other change sees James Marshall return at fullback for an injured Nehe Milner-Skudder.
Hurricanes: James Marshall, Matt Proctor, Conrad Smith (c), Ma'a Nonu, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara, Brad Shields, Ardie Savea, Callum Gibbins, James Broadhurst, Jeremy Thrush, Ben Franks, Motu Matu'u, Reggie Goodes. Reserves: Brayden Mitchell, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Chris Eves, Mark Abbott, Adam Hill, Chris Smylie, Rey Lee-Lo, Cory Jane.