Five All Blacks will start for the Highlanders when they take on the British & Irish Lions in Dunedin on Tuesday.
In the back division, wing Waisake Naholo, centre Malakai Fekitoa and flyhalf Lima Sopoaga will bring their experience to an otherwise young backline.
No 8 Luke Whitelock and hooker Liam Coltman are the internationally capped forwards.
Sharpshooter Marty Banks and speedster Patrick Osborne will play off the bench.
Highlanders – 15 Richard Buckman, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Teihorangi Walden, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Kayne Hammington, 8 Luke Whitelock (c), 7 Dillon Hunt, 6 Gareth Evans, 5 Jackson Hemopo, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown.
Subs: 16 Greg Pleasants-Tate, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Sio Halanukonuka, 19 Josh Dickson, 20 Jimmy Lentjes, 21 Josh Renton, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Patrick Osborne.
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