Ma'a Nonu set to become only the fourth player, and first back, to play 150 Super Rugby matches.
All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock has been ruled out of the Blues' clash with the Chiefs due to concussion.
ABs and Canes hooker avoids elbow surgery, but still out for another four to five weeks of Super Rugby.
High-flying New Zealand rugby star in the making Damian McKenzie is kept grounded by the Chiefs.
ABs Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea and Ben Franks return to starting side for Super Rugby match against Stormers.