Doubt surrounds the availability of fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and halfback Mason Lino heading into Saturday's clash with an in-form South Sydney in Auckland.
Tuivasa-Sheck missed last week's 24-14 win over Parramatta while awaiting the arrival of his first child.
The wait goes on for the skipper, leaving Hiku poised to once again fill the hole at fullback.
If so, Beale would probably start again at centre.
Adding to the backline puzzle is Lino, who has been named to start a third straight game at halfback ahead of the injured Shaun Johnson.