Frizell gets Highlanders' No.6 jersey
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Highlanders have revealed their team to take on the in-form Brumbies at fortress Canberra on Saturday.
Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger has largely stayed with the team from the first-round loss against the Sharks making only two selection changes to the starting XV.
Shannon Frizell swaps places with Dillon Hunt on the bench and Patelesio Tomkinson comes in on the right wing.
Jesse Parete replaces an injured Paripari Parkinson which brings Jack Whetton into the matchday 23 for his first game of the 2020 season.
On the bench, Counties-Manukau Irish prop, Conan O’Donnell (who came into the squad for the injured Jeff Thwaites) gets an opportunity to impress this week.
Highlanders: 15 Josh McKay, 14 Sio Tomkinson, 13 Rob Thompson, 12 Josh Ioane, 11 Jona Nareki, 10 Mitch Hunt, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Marino Mikaele Tu’u, 7 James Lentjes (captain), 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Jesse Parete, 4 Josh Dickson, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Ayden Johnstone.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18 Conan O’Donnell, 19 Jack Whetton, 20 Dillon Hunt, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Michael Collins, 23 Teariki Ben-Nicholas.
Date: Saturday, February 15
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick-off: 19.15 (08.15 GMT; 21.15 NZ time)
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs (South Africa), Damon Murphy (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)