The wait is over for Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby winger Zac Guildford.
The Taradale club player has been named in the Hurricanes 22 for the first time in this season's Super 14 and is likely to get game time off the bench in Sunday morning's 10th round clash against the Stormers in Cape Town.
A wrist injury during training in the build-up to the first round contributed to his long-awaited debut at this level.
Guildford's Hurricanes team-mate and former Hastings Boys' High School halfback, Alby Mathewson, has returned home from South Africa to be with his father, Michael, who is ill.
Taranaki's Brett Goodin, a member of the Hurricanes wider training group, has replaced Mathewson in the touring party.
Kept Capital Magpies hooker Hika Elliot and prop Tim Fairbrother will join Guildford on the Hurricanes subs bench.