Cowan to start
Jimmy Cowan will start in his final appearance for Southland before heading to English premier club Gloucester.
Cowan has been named in the starting lineup with teenager Tayler Adams added to the bench.
Dion Bates will start on the blindside flank with Scott McKee moving to the reserves, while Nathan Hohaia also comes into the starting lineup with Matt Saunders moving to the bench.
Junior Ngaluafe has recovered from his hamstring injury and replaces Kade Poki on the right wing.
SOUTHLAND: Marty McKenzie, Junior Ngaluafe, Nathan Hohaia, Cardiff Vaega, Tim Cornforth, Scott Eade, Jimmy Cowan, Elliot Dixon, Tim Boys, Dion Bates, Alex Ryan, Josh Bekhuis, Nic Barrett, Jason Rutledge, Jamie Mackintosh (captain). Reserves; Brayden Mitchell, Tukiterangi Raimona, Hoani Macdonald, Scott McKee, Tayler Adams, Matt Saunders, Mark Wells.
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