The Rebels head into the first trial game of 2012 with a near full-strength squad, including new recruits Kurtley Beale and James O'Connor, when they take on the Chiefs in Geelong on Friday.
Beale and O'Connor will feature in a game that will see new Rebels coach Damien Hill play four squads - one for each quarter of the outing.
Although Beale suffered hamstring soreness during the 2011 World Cup, he has been training strongly and will play in a Rebels jersey for the first time.
"It's an ongoing thing with our Wallabies," said Hill.
"We've got a training load that needs to be managed, I don't think any player in the squad is ever niggle free, they've always got something so it's just a matter of managing it.
"Kurtley has been training exceptionally well and he's looking forward to whatever amount of game time he plays."
Beale and O'Connor will sit out the first quarter, before linking up in the second quarter - with Beale at fullback and O'Connor at inside centre.
Beale will play only 20 minutes.
O'Connor will switch to flyhalf for the third quarter, taking over from Danny Cipriani.
Hill intends to use almost all of his squad in the first of three hit-outs against New Zealand opposition.
Adam Freier, James Hilgendorf and Mitch Inman will not take to the pitch against the Chiefs.
Matches against the Blues (February 11) and Crusaders (February 18) will follow Friday's pipe-opener.
"Everybody is at a stage now where they just want to play," Hill said.
"Coaches and players alike just want games to start now so I think we've timed our preparations reasonably well.
"Most of our squad is fit so we've got 32 of the 35 players able to participate. We'll be looking at different combinations, particularly trying to focus on our set plays, and our breakdown."
Hill expects the Chiefs to test the Rebels in all facets.
"As with any New Zealand team, we'll get really good basics from the Chiefs," he said.
"Their scrums will be strong, their line-outs will be strong, they'll have well-executed attack patterns and they will contest everything at the breakdown. We'll really get a good indication of where we stand just from our core skill executions against them."
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.