South Canterbury has again punched above its weight to get three players in the New Zealand Heartland XV.
Prop Matt Fetu, hooker Nathan Tubb and centre Fa'aitu Tuamoheloa all return to the national side after playing last year.
It is Fetu's third time wearing the silver fern and he will be a chance of assuming the captaincy.
The 33-year-old Tuamoheloa has made it four times, twice while representing North Otago, and also previously made the New Zealand Divisional XV. Tuamoheloa is the bolter, having only played four of the eight round-robin games because of work commitments but he is a class player with plenty of experience.
Tubb is part of South Canterbury's impressive front row and he never takes a step back. He is also a good defender around the fringes.
The team assembles in Timaru on Friday, November 1.
2013 NZ Heartland XV Squad: Forwards: Matt Fetu (South Canterbury), Shaun McDonough (Wanganui), Ralph Darling (North Otago), Troy Tauwhare (West Coast), Nathan Tubb (South Canterbury), Nick Cranston (Wanganui), Eric Duff (North Otago), Lachie McFadzean (Wairarapa Bush), Lee Nelmes (Buller). Jon Dampney (Mid Canterbury), Peter Rowe, captain (Wanganui), Lasa Ulukuta (Wanganui), Riki Waitoa (East Coast). Backs: William McKenzie (Mid Canterbury), Andrew Stephens (Buller), Tim Priest (West Coast), Glen Walters (Wairarapa Bush), Fa'aitu Tuamoheloa (South Canterbury), Tau Moeke (East Coast), Lemi Masoe (North Otago), Dwayne Burrows (Mid Canterbury), Whaimotu Craft-Chemis (East Coast), Chris Talanoa (North Otago), Mike Tambour (Horowhenua-Kapiti).
South Canty quartet in Heartland squad Stu Piddington 5/10/2012
Four South Canterbury players have been named in the New Zealand Heartland XV to play two games in Samoa next month.
Captain Matt Fetu, who was vice captain in last year's one-off game last year against New Zealand Marist, returns after another great season.
He is joined by hooker Nathan Tubb, No 8 Kali Latu and second five-eighth Fa'aitu
2012NZ Heartland XV Squad: Ben Coman, Andrew Stephens (Buller), Ralph Darling, Billy Guyton, Lemisio Masoe (North Otago), Aarin Dunster (King Country), Cameron Hayton, Nathan Hunt (Wairarapa Bush), Mat Koubaridis, Shaun McDonough, Darren Munro, Peter Rowe, Fraser Hammond, Nic Cranston, Mark Davis (Wanganui), Sione Ngatu (Poverty Bay), Pomare Samupo, Ngarimu Simpkins, Tau Moeke (East Coast), Brook Tremayne (Thames Valley), Fa'aitu Tuamoheloa,Nathan Tubb, Matt Fetu, Kali Latu (South Canterbury).