Brisbane will have its big names on show for tonights historic NRL trial against the Vodafone Warriors at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin (7.30pm kick-off).


Kiwi Josh Hoffman and Alex Glenn, named to lead the side, are both starting along with Justin Hodges, Corey Norman, Peter Wallace, Ben Hannant, Andrew McCullough, Josh McGuire, Matt Gillett and Corey Parker.


Included on the bench is official captain Sam Thaiday as well as new signings Scott Prince and David Stagg, who have both returned to the Broncos, and Jack Reed.


In the only change to the Vodafone Warriors starting line-up originally named, Sam Rapira runs on in the front row with Jacob Lillyman now on the bench.


Set to play for the first time in 10 months is veteran centre Jerome Ropati, He has been been sidelined since having his 2012 campaign ended by a knee injury in the clubs 10th-round encounter with the Sydney Roosters in Auckland last May.


Making his first appearance for the Vodafone Warriors is former Melbourne loose forward Todd Lowrie, who missed last weekends trial in Hamilton when he returned home after his grandfather passed away.


With 2012 premiership winner Lowrie in the side, Feleti Mateo is named in the second row with captain Simon Mannering.


Tonights match is the first experience Dunedin has had of NRL football and it will also be the first time the Vodafone Warriors will play in a covered stadium in New Zealand.


VODAFONE WARRIORS v BRISBANE BRONCOS


Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

7.30pm, Saturday, February 23

Referees: Ashley Klein and Phil Haines


VODAFONE WARRIORS


22 KEVIN LOCKE

2 BILL TUPOU

3 DANE NIELSEN

4 KONRAD HURRELL

25 MANU VATUVEI

6 THOMAS LEULUAI

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

8 JACOB LILLYMAN

14 ELIJAH TAYLOR

10 BEN MATULINO

11 FELETI MATEO

12 SIMON MANNERING (c)

16 TODD LOWRIE

Interchange:

1 GLEN FISIIAHI

5 CHARLIE GUBB

15 SAM RAPIRA

17 CARLOS TUIMAVAVE

18 PITA GODINET

21 JEROME ROPATI

23 SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO

24 STEVE RAPIRA


HEAD COACH: MATTHEW ELLIOTT


BRISBANE BRONCOS


1 JOSH HOFFMAN

2 DELROY BERRYMAN

4 JUSTIN HODGES

3 JORDAN KAHU

5 LACHLAN MARANTA

6 COREY NORMAN

7 PETER WALLACE

8 BEN HANNANT

9 ANDREW McCULLOUGH

10 JOSH McGUIRE

11 ALEX GLENN (c)

12 MATT GILLETT

13 COREY PARKER

nterchange:

14 SCOTT PRINCE

15 SAM THAIDAY

16 BEN HUNT

17 DAVID STAGG

18 MITCHELL DODDS

19 SCOTT ANDERSON

20 JACK REED

21 JOE BOND


HEAD COACH: ANTHONY GRIFFIN