9 Oct 2013

Lions name full-strength side for final regular season game

11:35 am on 9 October 2013

Wellington may already have a home semi-final in the bag, but the Lions have still named a full-strength side to play their final regular season game against Hawke's Bay at Napier's McLean Park on Thursday.

The All Black Cory Jane makes his first start at fullback since returning from injury, with Charlie Ngatai moving to second five-eighth.

Prop Reggie Goodes comes in for John Schwalger, while lock Kaipati Gaualofa also starts.

Winger Alapati Leiua will play his 50th match.