Super Rugby's current leaders the Chiefs have named their team to play the Blues on Saturday at North Harbour Stadium with Romana Graham in the team for the first time this season.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has made several changes to his side for the Saturday night clash. Flanker Sam Cane, fresh off the All Blacks wider training group camp gets a start due to Tanerau Latimerís patellar tendonitis.
Craig Clarke has a minor neck injury and both he and Latimer have not bounced back quickly enough for selection. Clarke is replaced by Michael Fitzgerald.
With four fit, in-form props to choose from, Dave Rennie has selected Chiefs top try scorer Sona Taumalolo and Ben Afeaki along with newly re-signed hooker Mahonri Schwalger for his starting front row. Prop Ben Tameifuna is on the bench.
Maritino Nemani swaps places in the No 14 jersey with Lelia Masaga who moves to the reserves.
Lock Romana Graham gets his first call up for the season on the bench. He is joined by loose forward Scott Waldrom and hooker Hika Elliot.
1.Sona Taumalolo,2. Mahonri Schwalger, 3. Ben Afeaki, 4. Michael Fitzgerald, 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Liam Messam (c), 7. Sam Cane, 8. Kane Thompson,9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow,10. Aaron Cruden, 11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma,12. Sonny Bill Williams, 13. Jackson Willison, 14. Maritino Nemani , 15. Andrew Horrell
Replacements : 16. Hika Elliot, 17. Ben Tameifuna, 18. Romana Graham, 19. Scott Waldrom, 20. Brendon Leonard, 21. Robbie Robinson,22. Lelia Masaga