The Hurricanes are still sweating on the fitness of their captain Dane Coles for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Lions.

Hooker Coles has been bracketed in the starting line-up with youngster Ricky Riccitelli, who did a fine job in last week's 25-9 semi-final triumph over the Chiefs.

All Blacks star Coles damaged his rib cartilage in the 41-0 quarterfinal demolition of the Sharks and Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said he would be given every opportunity to play in the second straight decider at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

The starting line-up is otherwise unchanged.