Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi will make his start in Super Rugby this weekend following three previous appearances off the bench. Tahuriorangi replaces TJ Perenara, who moves to the reserves bench.
He gets a rare start ahead of his fellow All Black teammate. His start in the match will also mark a significant milestone in his career. This is his first Super Rugby start following three previous appearances off the bench.
Tonight's match will be the 10th time the Hurricanes have played at McLean Park, but the first time against the Australian Conference-leading Brumbies.