The Wellington Lions and Canterbury have named strong sides for Friday's warm-up matches with the All Blacks in Wellington.
Lions coach Chris Boyd announced two starting line-ups for this unique training hit out. Discarded All Blacks back-rower Victor Vito will lead the Lions side against the All Blacks.
Canterbury boss Scott Robertson has named a 25-man "Cantabrians" squad to take part in warm-up clashes with a Wellington XV and the All Blacks.
The format of the fixture will be three teams playing three halves. The Cantabrians will play the Wellington XV for forty minutes starting at 4pm, followed by forty minutes against the All Blacks at 4.55pm. Wellington and the All Blacks will play the final forty minutes.
Wellington XV to face the Cantabrians: 15 Faatau Mamea, 14 Jeff Makapelu, 13 Paulo Aukuso, 12 Marvin Karawana, 11 Joe Hill, 10 Hamish Buick, 9 Jared Kahu, 8 Dean Brunsdon, 7 Mateaki Kafatolu (c), 6 Pau Halifihi, 5 Shahn Eru, 4 Vaea Fafita, 3 Steve Fa'atau, 2 Matt Treeby, 1 Donald Brighouse.
Replacements: 16 Sefo Setafano, 17 Lene Nuu'uli, 18 Presley Tufuga, 20 Tomasi Palu.
Wellington Lions to face the All Blacks: 15 Sinoti Sinoti, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Afa Fa'atau, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Frae Wilson, 8 Victor Vito (c), 7 Adam Hill, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Kaipati Gaualofa, 4 Mark Reddish, 3 Taniela Koroi, 2 Eugene Smith, 1 Tolu Fahamokioa.
Replacements: 16 Matt Treeby, 17 Donald Brighouse, 18 Jared Kahu, 19 Vaea Fafita.
Cantabrians (squad): Colin Slade, Michael Green, Belgium Tuatagloa, James Schrader, Mliford Keresoma, Richie Mo'Unga, Mitchell Drummond, Luke Whitelock, Jed Brown, Jimmy Lentjes, Luke Katene, Joel Everson, Siate Tokolahe, Seb Siataga, Graham Mitchell.
Replacements: Ben Funnell, Nepo Laulala, Matt Symons, Aaron McCoy, Willi Heinz, Rob Thompson, Marty Swart, Sione Faletau, Jamie Verran, Yoshikazu Fujita.