Coach Jamie Joseph has named a 28 man squad to take on the Brumbies in Wagga Wagga on Saturday night (7.00pm local time). The squad features most of the players who didn't take the field during last week’s first pre-season win against the Crusaders in Timaru. Only the injured Richard Buckman, Ash Dixon and Marty Banks are yet to play and are in the party travelling to Australia. Following the game in Wagga Wagga the team will travel to Melbourne for their final pre-season game against the Melbourne Rebels on Thursday 5th of February.  Internationals Ben Smith, Aaron Smith, Malaki Fekitoa and Fumiaki Tanaka are unavailable at this stage.

1. Brendon Edmonds

2. Liam Coltman
3. Ma’afu Fia
4. Alex Ainley
5. Joe Wheeler
6. Gareth Evans
7. Shane Christie
8. Nasi Manu (C)
9. Scott Eade
10. Hayden Parker
11. Waisake Naholo
12. Jason Emery
13. Shaun Treeby
14. Patrick Osborne
15. Trent Renata

REPLACEMENTS:

16. Sam Anderson-Heather
17. Josh Hohneck
18. Ross Geldenhuys
19. Mark Reddish
20. Joe Latta
21. Dan Pryor
23. John Hardie
24. Josh Renton
25. Lima Sopoaga
26. Teihorangi Walden
27. Michael Collins
28. Ryan Tongia

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