Savea was a high profile casualty in Steve Hansen's squad for the Rugby Championship.
Chris Boyd said if the Hurricanes had scored again before the break they could have sealed the match against the Lions.
"We're in a pretty special position where we've got boys in the backline who can play anywhere from 12 to 15."
Coles came onto the field in the 51st minute against the Brumbies in their playoff match in Canberra.
The 30-year-old will don the Hurricanes jersey once again after concussion symptoms crippled him for four months.
The hooker sought advice from other players affected by head issues like Charlie Ngatai and James Broadhurst.
The Hurricanes and All Blacks star spent four months on the sideline due to ongoing head issues.
The Hurricanes assistant coach said it looked like someone had changed the French referee's mind.