The Hurricanes Hunters unbeaten record in 2019 will go on the line for their last two matches when they face Japan A home and away.
The first of those matches kicks off at Porrirua's Jerry Collins Stadium on Friday while the second game is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 in Tokyo.
Six of the Hunters starting XV have played for the Hurricanes in this year's Investec Super Rugby competition.
They include Hurricanes squad member Fletcher Smith who will start at first five-eighth.
Smith will combine in the halves with Finlay Christie while the midfield combination of Danny Toala and Billy Proctor have operated well together when afforded the opportunity.
Up front, there is plenty of experience in the loose forwards with Heiden Bedwell-Curtis and Sam Henwood starting while new Hurricanes recruit Xavier Numia is at loosehead prop.
Hurricanes squad member Peter Umaga-Jensen, who played 30 minutes of Wellington club rugby last week, has been named on the bench.
Kick-off at Jerry Collins Stadium in Porirua is 2pm.
The Hurricanes Hunters squad to face Japan A is:
14 Mark Telea
13 Billy Proctor
12 Danny Toala
11 Salesi Rayasi
10 Fletcher Smith
9 Finlay Christie
8 Teariki Ben-Nicholas
7 Sam Henwood
6 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis
5 Tom Parsons
4 Veikoso Poloniati
3 Ross Geldenhuys
2 James O'Reilly
1 Xavier Numia
16 Kianu Kereru-Symes
17 Sitiveni Paongo
18 Tietie Tuimauga
19 Caleb Delaney
20 Mateaki Kafutolu
21 Kemara Hauti-Parapara
22 Peter Umaga-Jensen
23 Ollie Sapsford
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