The Highlanders have made four changes to their starting lineup for their must win game against the Reds in Sydney tomorrow.
After losing to the Chiefs last weekend, the Highlanders must win tomorrow night to retain a slim chance of making the playoffs.
Andrew Hore returns at hooker while the Southerners also welcome back English import James Haskell at No 7.
In the backs, Mike Delany will start at first five in place of Chris Noakes while Siale Piutau comes in at centre for Tamati Ellison who suffered a hamstring injury against the Chiefs.
Highlanders: Ben Smith, Kade Poki, Siale Piutau, Phil Burleigh, Hosea Gear, Mike Delany, Aaron Smith, Nasi Manu, James Haskell, Adam Thomson, Nick Crosswell, Jarrad Hoeata, Ma'afu Fia, Andrew Hore, Jamie Mackintosh (c). Reserves: Jason Rutledge, Chris King, Josh Bekhuis, Tim Boys, Jimmy Cowan, Chris Noakes, Kenny Lynn.
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