All Blacks scrumhalf Brendon Leonard will play his first match since February when he starts against the Hurricanes.
Leonard tore his hamstring in the opening round of the tournament and has undergone intense rehabilitation. In other changes flanker Tanerau Latimer and wing Tim Nanai Williams move back into the starting line up with Sam Cane and Asaeli Tikoirotuma dropping to the bench. Hika Elliot gets a start at hooker with Mahonri Schwalger on the wood.
Chiefs - 15 Andrew Horrell, 14 Lelia Masaga, 13 Richard Kahui, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Tim Nanai Williams, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Brendon Leonard, 8 Alex Bradley, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam (c), 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Craig Clarke, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Hika Elliott, 1 Arizona Taumalolo.
Subs: Mahonri Schwalger, Toby Smith, Michael Fitzgerald, Sam Cane, Augustine Pulu, Jackson Willison, Asaeli Tikoirotuma