AS PROMISED, most of the big name ACT Brumbies players will play in the trial against Otago Highlanders at Equex Centre on Saturday.
Both teams announced their squads for tomorrow's match yesterday, with the Brumbies line-up brimming with Wallabies.
David Pocock, Christian Lealiifano, Henry Speight, Joe Tomane and Nic White are among the Brumbies Australian players who were in the trial last week with Ben Alexander, Scott Sio, Tevita Kuridani and Sam Carter coming into the squad for the Wagga game.
Captain Stephen Moore is still on the injured list.
The Highlanders will be without internationals Ben Smith, Aaron Smith, Malaki Fekitoa and Fumiaki Tanaka from the match and bring a large squad of players.
Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham said the team are eager to prove themselves before the start of the Super Rugby season.
"This is an important match for us and the players are keen to put their pre-season training into practice and make a big impression on Saturday night," Larkham said.
"We have a good mix of experienced internationals and up-and-coming players in the team who will all be looking for a win prior to the season.
"The Highlanders are always a tough side to beat so it should be an entertaining game of rugby."
Brumbies squad: Allan Alaalatoa, Ben Alexander, Rory Arnold, Jarrad Butler, Sam Carter, Robbie Coleman, James Dargaville, Michael Dowsett, Sean Doyle, Blake Enever, Scott Fardy, Rod Iona, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Lealiifano, Leslie Leulua'iali'i-Makin, David Pocock, Scott Sio, Jordan Smiler, Jean-Pierre Smith, Ruan Smith, Henry Speight, Tom Staniforth, Lausii Taliauli, Joe Tomane, Matt Toomua, Ita Vaea, Mitch Wade, Nic White
Highlanders team: Brendon Edmonds, Liam Coltman, Ma'afu Fia, Alex Ainley, Joe Wheeler, Garth Edwards, Shane Christie, Nasi Manu (c), Scott Eade, Hayden Parker, Waisake Naholo, Jason Emery, Shaun Treeby, Patrick Osborne, Trent Ranata (replacements) Sam Anderson-Heather, Josh Hohneck, Ross Geldenhuys, Mark Reddish, Joe Latta, Dan Pryor, John Hardie, Josh Renton, Lima Sopoaga, Teihorangi Walden, Michael Collins, Ryan Tongia