He has made four changes to the run-on team that played theÂ Hurricanes in Dunedin last Saturday night.
Highlanders captain, Jamie Mackintosh comes back into the engine room, and livewire rake Jason RutledgeÂ will join his skipper in the starting XV in place of Andrew Hore.Â Tim Boys will start at openside flankerÂ shifting with Nick Crosswell to lock and Josh Bekhuis has been bracketed with Hoani MacDonald on theÂ bench.
Mike Delany will start at pivot this week and Chris Noakes moves back to the reserves.
ScottÂ Fuglistaller joins the Highlanders as permanent cover for John Hardie and makes the 22 this week.
Highlanders v Bulls, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin – Saturday 19 May