Wellington have recalled full-back Matt Proctor and scrum-half Frae Wilson for Friday's ITM Cup semi-final with counties Manukau at Westpac Stadium.
Proctor and Wilson return from injury, while Shaun Treeby also slots back in at inside centre after a week-long break.
New Zealand Sevens representative Ambrose Curtis returns after a successful Gold Coast tournament, and will come off the bench for the Lions.
Wellington: 15 Matt Proctor, 14 Joe Hill, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Alapati Leiua, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Frae Wilson, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Api Naikatini, 4 Mark Reddish, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Motu Matu'u, 1 John Schwalger.
Replacements: 16 Reggie Goodes, 17 Eric Sione, 18 Kaipati Gaualofa, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Adam Hill, 21 Tomasi Palu, 22 Ambrose Curtis.
Date: Friday, October 18
Kick-off: 19:35 local (07:35 BST, 06:35 GMT)
Venue: Westpac Cup Stadium, Wellington