Melbourne Rebels will be boosted by the return of three Wallabies for their vital Super Rugby clash away to Queensland Reds in Brisbane on Friday.
Prop Tetera Faulkner returns after missing the Rebels last two matches either side of the June Test window with an ankle issue.
Joining him in the starting side wlil be winger Marika Koroibete, who has recovered from a back injury which forced him out of last week's match against the NSW Waratahs.
In further good news for the Rebels, Test backrower Richard Hardwick has been named on the bench and is in line for his first Super Rugby match since injuring his knee against the Bulls back in Round 11.
Uncapped Wallabies squad member and prop Jermaine Ainsley, has been promoted from the bench and will start at tighthead.
"It's great to have Tetera's experience to call upon in the frontrow and he'll be joined on the tighthead side by Jermaine (Ainsley)," Rebels coach Dave Wessels said.
"We're pleased that Marika's back in the mix. Sefa (Naivalu) played really well last week and will play a big role again off the bench on Friday."
Flanker Colby Fainga'a is set to make his 100th Super Rugby appearance on Friday night.
He joined the Rebels in 2014 after 35 appearances for the Brumbies.
"He makes the team walk a bit taller with his impact on-field, and we hope we can make Friday night extra special for him."Wessels said.
The Rebels, who trail conference leaders NSW by four points, are looking to rebound from a narrow home loss to the Waratahs, which snapped a three-match winning streak.
"Our focus is to continue improving with every game," Wessels said.
"We feel like we've done that over the past two months, but the Reds will provide a significant challenge on Friday night.".
Rebels: Dane Haylett-Petty, Jack Maddocks, Tom English (capt), Billy Meakes, Marika Koroibete, Reece Hodge, Michael Ruru, Amanaki Mafi, Colby Fainga'a, Angus Cottrell, Geoff Parling, Matt Philip, Jermaine Ainsley, Anaru Rangi, Tetera Faulkner..Reserves:Nathan Charles, Fereti Sa'aga, Sam Talakai, Ross Haylett-Petty, Richard Hardwick, Harrison Goddard, Jack Debreczeni, Sefa Naivalu.