Highlanders' Head Coach, Jamie Joseph has named his Super Rugby team to face the Waratahs at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.
Joseph has made two changes to the run on team that beat the Crusaders in Dunedin last weekend.
Kade Poki comes into the starting XV for the first time this season, replacing Buxton Popoali'i on the right wing.
Colin Slade will start at fullback, replacing Ben Smith who suffered a head knock against the Crusaders.
The match will be a special occasion for Highlanders Captain Jamie Mackintosh as he will be playing in his 50th game for the franchise.
1 Jamie Mackintosh (C), 2 Andrew Hore, 3 Chris King, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 5 Nick Crosswell, 6 Adam Thomson, 7 John Hardie, 8 Nasi Manu, 9 Aaron Smith, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 11 Hosea Gear, 12 Phil Burleigh, 13 Tamati Ellison ,14 Kade Poki, 15 Colin Sade,
Reserves 16 Jason Rutledge,17 Bronson Murray, 18 Culum Retallick, 19 James Haskell ,20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Kurt Baker,22 Buxton Popoali'i