– Brendan Leonard starts at scrum half in place of Augustine Pulu.
– Pauliasi Manu and Ben Tameifuna will start as the front row props.
– Sam Cane is promoted to the starting team.
– Matt Vant Leven earns his first start at no.8.
– Bandi Aki starts in place of the injured Richard Kahui.
– Hooker Hika Elliot and prop Toby Smith both come onto the bench.
– Tanerau Latimer and winger Patrick Osborne earn a spot on the bench.
The Chiefs travel to Melbourne to face the Rebels on Friday, KO 19:40 AUS (11:40 CAT, 10:40 BST)
1.Pauliasi Manu , 2.Mahonri Schwalger , 3.Ben Tameifuna , 4.Craig Clarke (c) , 5.Brodie Retallick , 6.Liam Messam , 7.Sam Cane , 8.Matt Vant Leven , 9.Brendon Leonard , 10.Aaron Cruden , 11.Asaeli Tikoirotuma , 12.Bundee Aki , 13.Tim Nanai-Williams , 14.Lelia Masaga , 15.Gareth Anscombe
Replacements :16.Hika Elliot , 17.Toby Smith , 18.Michael Fitzgerald , 19.Tanerau Latimer , 20.Augustine Pulu , 21.Robbie Robinson , 22.Patrick Osborne