Wallabies Nic White, Irae Simone and Tom Wright have all been named to start for the Plus500 Brumbies in their final Harvey Norman Super Rugby Trans-Tasman fixture on Friday night.
Brumbies supporters will get their first look at the highly rated youngster, Billy Pollard, who is set to make his Super Rugby debut from the pine, named as the reserve hooker for the clash with the Highlanders at GIO Stadium.
ACT product Lachlan Lonergan will again start at hooker in an unchanged front row from the side that defeated the Hurricanes with Wallabies stalwarts Scott Sio and Allan Alaalatoa the starting props.
Darcy Swain has completed his return to play protocols to continue his partnership with Nick Frost in the second row.
Canberran Rory Scott returns to the backrow at openside flanker and will combine with powerhouse Rob Valetini and Henry Stowers who has been impressive since joining the club as a mid-season injury cover.
Wallabies number nine Nic White will partner Bayley Kuenzle in the halves for the just the second time with coaching staff taking a conservative approach with Noah Lolesio who suffered a minor injury during last weekend's win over the Hurricanes.
The fleet-footed Len Ikitau's selection at 13 will reignite his midfield partnership with Simone who returns at inside centre.
Wright will be joined in the back three by Mack Hansen and Tom Banks, who has been in stellar form for the club at fullback.
Joining Pollard as front row cover will be Harry Lloyd and Tom Ross, with two Brumbies rookies, Luke Reimer and Tom Hooper the other forward replacements.
Ryan Lonergan reverts to the finishing scrumhalf role, with Reesjan Pasitoa the backup playmaker and Solomone Kata finalising the last Brumbies game day squad for 2021.
Plus500 Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: "We were really happy with the response from the team last weekend but we also have an expectation to finish the season on a positive note on Friday night."
"There's no doubt Billy is an exceptional talent and he's worked hard on the training paddock, and has now had valuable game time in the John I Dent Cup and we're looking forward to seeing him take the next step in his career against the Highlanders.
"The side really got a lift out of the home crowd at GIO Stadium last Saturday and we can't wait to play in front of our supporters and our families for the last time in 2021."
PLUS500 BRUMBIES SUPER RUGBY TRANS-TASMAN ROUND FIVE TEAM
1. Scott Sio
2. Lachlan Lonergan
3. Allan Alaalatoa (c)
4. Darcy Swain
5. Nick Frost
6. Rob Valetini
7. Rory Scott
8. Henry Stowers
9. Nic White
10. Bayley Kuenzle
11. Mack Hansen
12. Irae Simone
13. Len Ikitau
14. Tom Wright
15. Tom Banks
16. Billy Pollard*
17. Harry Lloyd
18. Tom Ross
19. Tom Hooper
20. Luke Reimer
21. Ryan Lonergan
22. Reesjan Pasitoa
23. Solomone Kata
*denotes potential Super Rugby debut
The Plus500 Brumbies will play the Highlanders in the final round of Harvey Norman Super Rugby Trans-Tasman at GIO Stadium in Canberra on Friday June 11 at 7:45pm AEST. LIVE and AD FREE on the new Home of Rugby, Stan Sport. Tickets available here.