Brisbane Tens

Perese has "beast mode" up sleeve: Kerevi

Kerevi, Perese and Fijian flyer Filipo Daugunu will be the enterprising outside backs that could set the Suncorp Stadium crowd alight come Friday, when the Tens take hold of Brisbane.

Kerevi will captain the Reds and he has high hopes for their campaign this weekend.

"Izzy has the switch he can put on and he can just go beast mode," Kerevi said.

"Filipo has amazing feet, he's been training well for us and he played exceptionally well for (Queensland) Country so I am excited to see him out there.

Beale ruled out of Brisbane Tens

Beale was ruled out of the Brisbane Tens with an elbow injury, less than a day after being named in the Waratahs squad for the tournament.

The 29-year-old is one of the tournament's promotional ambassadors, suffered the injury in training last week and was unable to shake it off in time.

Beale will still travel with the team and fulfil his ambassadorial role but his absence on the field is a blow to the tournament, with many teams already reluctant to bring their top-line stars.

Hayman said it was disappointing to see a draw card like Beale pull out.

Carlos Spencer primed for Blues reunion at Brisbane Tens

Except, he's really not.

"He's got all the gear on and I mistook him for one of my players today because he looks in good condition, he's testing well," coach Tana Umaga said, having watched him complete a "bronco" shuttle-run exercise the day before.

Legendary first-five Spencer - now aged 42 - guided the Aucklanders to their last Super Rugby triumph in 2003 before departing the franchise in 2005.

Arguably, they still haven't replaced him in the No.10 jumper.

Vaea Fifita escapes broken leg after three Kiwi Super Rugby players stretchered off at Brisbane Tens

Fifita was one of three Super Rugby players stretchered off the field at the Brisbane Tens, along with Chiefs Brad Weber and Mitchell Graham whose involvement for at least the early part of the Super tournament looks to be in severe doubt.

While Fifita's return to rugby is unclear, he at least escaped a broken leg after he fell awkwardly after being lifted at a lineout.

The Hurricanes confirmed on Twitter that Fifita's leg was not broken. "Vaea has ankle ligament damage that will be assessed further in coming days".

A sprinkling of All Blacks at Brisbane Tens

Highlanders hooker Liam Coltman and Blues back George Moala, who both made one appearance on the tour, have been named for the tournament next week.

Seven other All Blacks - including World Cup winners Nehe Milner-Skudder, Cory Jane (both Hurricanes) and Liam Messam (Chiefs) - have been selected.

Blues back Rene Ranger, Crusaders midfielder Seta Tamanivalu, Highlanders loose forward Luke Whitelock and Chiefs hooker Hika Elliot are the others to have worn the All Blacks jersey.