Perenara to become most capped Hurricane; Taufua chalks up century

All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara will become the Hurricanes most capped player when he takes the field in Saturday night's super rugby semi-final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Perenara will make his 127th appearance, eight seasons after he made his debut against the Stormers in Cape Town surpassing former teamates Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith.

Hurricanes coach John Plumtree has made just one change to the starting lineup which beat the Bulls in the quarter finals with Salesi Rayasi replacing the injured s Wes Goosen on the wing.

The bench features the return of utility forward Vaea Fifita from suspension while James Marshall has recovered from an elbow injury which ruled him out of the quarter-final.

The Crusader too have kept with the same quarter final starting line up which beat the Highlanders.

Loose forward Jordan Taufua is set to play his 100th match for the Crusaders, coming off the bench.

He will be the 18th player to achieve the milestone for the franchise.