Melbourne Rebels coach Damien Hill has named his team for the Rebels opening Super Rugby match against the Waratahs.
The Rebels had the bye last weekend but start the Super Rugby season as they did in 2011 against the Waratahs.
New signing Kurtley Beale misses the match but his fellow newcomer James O'Connor has been named at centre while Danny Cipriani has been named at 10.
Former Waratahs captain Adam Freier returns to rugby after extended injury break.
1. - Nic Henderson,2. - Adam Freier,3. - Laurie Weeks,4. - Adam Byrnes,5. - Hugh Pyle,6. - Luke Jones,7. - Tom Chamberlain,8. - Gareth Delve,9.- Nick Phipps,10. - Danny Cipriani,11. - Cooper Vuna,12. - James O’Connor,13. - Mitch Inman,14. - Lachlan Mitchell,15. -Mark Gerrard
Replacements : 16. Luke Holmes,17. Rodney Blake,18. Alister Campbell,19. Jarrod Saffy,20. Richard Kingi,21. Lloyd Johansson,22. Julian Huxley