A streaking Northland side are looking to repay the loyalty of their fans.
The lock last played for the All Blacks during their win over Italy last year.
The departing centre has admits he has struggled with the semi-professional environment of the Mitre 10 Cup.
Braydon Ennor, originally from Auckland, has signed a two-year deal with the Super Rugby champions.
Bay of Plenty grabbed their second win of the season in a scrappy affair against Manawatu.
A 27-18 win kept North Harbour's unbeaten start to the season alive.
Matthew Lansdown misses conversion to snatch a draw as Tasman edge Waikato.
The flanker fractured his hand during Canterbury's Ranfurly shield match.