Kenya International Willy Ambaka is set to make his debut in the Mitre 10 Cup when Manawatu Turbos face Wellington on Sunday 20 August 2017.
Ambaka has been handed a start at left wing in a squad that also features Nehe Milner Skudder who will start at fullback.
Curtis Reid and Lewis Marshall are set to partner in midfield with Otere Black starting at flyhalf.
The match will kick off at 4:30am on Sunday 20 August 2017.
Manawatu Turbos: 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder (Varsity), 14 Ambrose Curtis (OBM), 13 Lewis Marshall (FOB-Oroua), 12 Curtis Reid (COB), 11 Willy Ambaka (FOB-Oroua), 10 Otere Black (COB), 9 Kayne Hammington (Feilding); 8 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis (Feilding) captain, 7 Antonio Kiri Kiri (OBM), 6 Nick Crosswell (Feilding), 5 Jackson Hemopo (Kia Toa), 4 Tom Parsons (Te Kawau), 3 Sean Paranihi (FOB-Oroua), 2 Hunter Prescott (OBM), 1 Fraser Armstrong (OBM).
Replacements16 Tim Cadwallader (COB), 17 Tuki Raimona (COB), 18 Sione Asi (Kia Toa), 19 Liam Hallam-Eames (OBM), 20 Harrison Brewer (Te Kawau), 21 Jamie Booth (Varsity), 22 Jade Te Rure (Kia Toa), 23 Newton Tudreu (Kia Toa).