Alex Luff and Gareth Knight are paired once again in the second row and Richard Thomas starts in the back row with another one of the Wales under 20's squad Josh Navidi.
Ben Rose is handed the captaincy in the absence of Nick Kelly. On the bench Mark Roper who has impressed in recent Canterbury league games returns.
Wanderers: 15. James Loxton 14. Robin Lock 13. Simon Rosser 12. James Thomas 11. Jamie Jones 10. Scott Sneddon 9. Glenn Holloway 1. Nathan Trevett 2. Ryan Price 3. Mark O'Leary 4. Gareth Knight 5. Alex Luff 6. Josh Navidi 7. Ben Rose 8. Richard Thomas
Replacements: 16. Richard Emms 17. Matthew Bolton 18. Tom Evans 19. Nio Aiono 20. Luke Fear 21. Luke Evans 22. Mark Roper