Tusi Pisi will start at flyhalf for the Hurricanes as coach Mark Hammett has opted to hand premier pivot Beauden Barrett a break.
Brad Shields is also promoted to the starting line-up and will replace Faifili Levave at blindside flank.
The Hurricanes will host the Brumbies in Wellington on Friday.
Hurricanes – 15 Andre Taylor, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (c), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Karl Lowe, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben May, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Reggie Goodes.
Subs: 16 Motu Matu’u, 17 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Jack Lam, 20 Chris Eaton, 21 Beauden Barrett, 22 Jayden Hayward.