Pertemps Bees will give a debut to Samoan prop Reuben Leilau in their final preseason friendly against Cardiff at Sharmans Cross Road on Saturday August 27 (3pm).
The giant 23-year-old flew into Birmingham on Wednesday from Queensland where he had been playing club rugby. Leilau, who is New Zealand- born, Australiaraised but qualified to play in England as a Europeanregistered player under the Kolpak employment regulations, has joined Pertemps Bees on a one-month trial.
He will start against Cardiff having taken part in his first training session within hours of getting off a longhaul flight.
Pertemps Bees have named two sides for the game, their final match before they take on NEC Harlequins in their opening National One game at Sharmans Cross Road on September 3.
Former England winger Tom Beim, who was unavailable for the previous games against Stourbridge and Bridgend, will also make his first appearance for the club and he will play the full game, having been named in both teams.
Centre Simon Martin, who will play at centre in the first half and at full-back in the second, is the only other player who has been named in both teams.
England Under-19 fly-half Ryan Lamb, who has rejoined Pertemps Bees on loan from Premiership side Gloucester, will play in the second half.
"I've stressed to the players that nothing should be read into the sides that we have selected," said Phil Maynard, Pertemps Bees' director of rugby.
"Nothing has been decided for the Harlequins game and so everyone is playing for a place.
"We intend to give everyone some match-time against Cardiff and the game has been given added significance having lost last Sunday's game at Pontypool."
Pertemps Bees v Cardiff - Team A: 15 Dave Knight; 14 Tom Beim, 13 Adam Billig, 12 Simon Martin, 11 Aaron Takarangi; 10 Tim Walsh, 9 Ben Harvey; 1 Reuben Leilau, 2 Ben Gerry, 3 Andrew Le Chevalier, 4 Alex Davidson, 5 Rob Hurrell, 6 Hese Fakatou, 7 Cae Trayhern, 8 Jim Jenner.
Team B: 15 Simon Martin; 14 Tom Beim, 13 Mike Davies, 12 Alex Grove, 11 Nick Baxter; 10 Ryan Lamb, 9 Paul Knight; 1 Matt Long, 2 Matt Miles, 3 Emyr Lewis, 4 Ed Orgee, 5 Ben Hughes, 6 Guillaume Scheuller, 7 Tu Tamarua, 8 Duncan White.