Highlanders Tweak For Cheetahs
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has made one change to the run-on team to play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Fullback Ben Smith returns to the starting XV and Tamati Ellison moves from fullback to centre in place of Phil Burleigh who drops out of the 22.
On the reserves bench, Tongan international Siale Piutau makes a welcome return to the 22 after an ankle injury.
Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Buxton Popoali'i, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Mike Delany, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 James Haskell, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Jarrad Hoeata, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Chris King, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Jamie Mackintosh (captain).
Replacements: 16 Jason Rutledge, 17 Ma'afu Fia, 18 Culum Retallick, 19 Doug Tietjens, 20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Chris Noakes, 22 Siale Piutau.