A disappointing loss last week for the Hurricanes, which saw the team slip out of the comp's top six, brought a call to pick up the intensity levels.
Despite TJ Perenara's efforts, he'll be on the bench this week and Te Ātiawa's Chris Smylie will start at halfback and will team up with an old mate.
Criticised for kicking the ball away last week, the Hurricanes plan to utilise their strike weapons this week.
They may well need to retain significant possession as they face the Western Force this week, who are coming off a win over the Crusaders last Saturday.
The Hurricanes v Force match will take place this Friday night in Wellington.
Reporter: Paul Mikkelson