Experienced loose forward Galu Taufale will lead a Wellington XV against Tasman in a pre-season match at the Hutt Recreation Ground on Wednesday 3 July.
Head coach Chris Gibbes has named a 26-man squad for the match which features a number of players who will be pushing for a spot in the Lions Mitre 10 Cup squad.
Experienced utility back Trent Renata will start at first five-eighth, playing outside Lions halfback Kemara Hauiti-Parapara.
There is some experience on the bench with Lions No 8 Teariki Ben-Nicholas while New Zealand Under-20 lock Taine Plumtree has also been named in the reserves.
The Wellington XV to meet Tasman at the Hutt Recreation Ground at 2.30pm is:
1 Morgan Poi - Old Boys University
2 James O’Reilly - Hutt Old Boys Marist
3 Ben Aumua-Peseta - Tawa
4 Naitoa Ah Kuoi - Marist St Pats
5 Lui Luamanu - Upper Hutt Rams
6 Galu Taufale (Captain) - Poneke
7 James Tuiatua - Marist St Pats
8 Lise Soloa - Hutt Old Boys Marist
9 Kemara Hauiti-Parapara - Tawa
10 Trent Renata - Oriental-Rongotai
11 Fereti Soloa - Hutt Old Boys Marist
12 Tom Maiava - Tawa
13 Malachai Unasa - Oriental-Rongotai
14 Nash Fiso - Hutt Old Boys Marist
15 Connor Garden-Bachop - Northern United
16 Tyronne Thompson - Marist St Pats
17 Sitiveni Paongo - Tawa
18 Luke Chisholm - Upper Hutt Rams
19 Hugo Plummer - Tawa
20 Charlie Gubb - Marist St Pats
21 Teariki Ben-Nicholas - Old Boys University
22 Tom Horan - Marist St Pats
23 Connor Collins - Hutt Old Boys Marist
24 Kyle Preston - Tawa
25 Kienan Higgins - Northern United
26 Reuben Va’a - Oriental-Rongotai