The Hurricanes have named Reed Prinsep on the bench for today’s game against top of the table Melbourne Rebels.

Prinsep, of Te Rarawa descent, has returned from a back injury that kept him sidelined for the opening rounds of the Super Rugby competition.

It's good timing for the ‘Canes, who lost Ardie Savea to injury in last week’s win over the Highlanders.

Kick-off is at 9:45 PM NZT and the game will be played at AAMI Park in Melbourne.