The Highlanders have named an unchanged team to tackle the Blues at Eden Park on Saturday.
Towering second-row Pari Pari Parkinson and pace-man Jona Nareki were in some doubt during the week but have been declared fit to play.
The game will also mark co-captain Ash Dixon’s 100th Super Rugby clash.
- Ethan De Groot, 2. Ash Dixon (cc), 3.SiateTokolahi, 4. Pari Pari Parkinson, 5. Bryn Evans , 6. Hugh Renton, 7. Billy Harmon, 8. Kazuki Himeno, 9. Aaron Smith (cc), 10. Mitch Hunt, 11. Jona Nareki, 12. Scott Gregory, 13. Michael Collins, 14. Patelesio Tomkinson, 15. Josh Ioane
Reserves: 16. Liam Coltman, 17. Ayden Johnstone, 18. Josh Hohneck, 19. Josh Dickson, 20. James Lentjes, 21. Kayne Hammington, 22. Sam Gilbert, 23. Teariki Ben-Nicholas.