The Waratahs playmaker Bernard Foley will line up against Benji Marshall at five-eighth in Friday night's Super Rugby trial against the Auckland Blues in Sydney.
Foley has won the nod ahead of Kurtley Beale, who will start at fullback for New South Wales, with superstar Israel Folau getting his 2014 season underway from the bench.
Along with Folau, the Waratahs will also start fellow Wallabies stars Michael Hooper and Adam Ashley-Cooper off the bench.
Dave Dennis will captain the side, which features Jono Lance at inside centre and Wycliff Palu at No.8.
Waratahs run-on team: Kurtley Beale, Matthew Carraro, Rob Horne, Jono Lance, Peter Betham, Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps, Wycliff Palu, Pat McCutcheon, Dave Dennis (capt), Will Skelton, Kane Douglas, Paddy Ryan, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Benn Robinson. Reserves include: Israel Folau, Michael Hooper, Adam Ashley-Cooper