All Blacks Piri Weepu and Cory Jane will play for Wellington in the Lions' opening provincial rugby championship match against Taranaki in New Plymouth on Saturday.
Weepu will be at halfback with Jane at fullback.
Jane's also played on the wing for the All Blacks and has been included in the pre- Tri Nations squad's camp in Auckland with Sitiveni Sivivatu as injury cover .
The recalled Zac Guildford says he's happy but a bit surprised to be back as Jane and Sivivatu are class players.
He says there'll be huge competition for places on the wing so it's good his time playing Sevens has helped sharpen his game.
Guildford didn't make last year's northern tour, but did win a Sevens gold medal at the Commonwealth Games