The team news follows last night's confirmation of the Bulls as tomorrow night's opponents at the Caledonian Stadium, following the withdrawal of Worcester Warriors late yesterday afternoon. Tickets and car parking purchased for the original fixture remain valid.
Fresh from being announced as club captain earlier this week, Kyle Steyn will lead out his team for the first time tomorrow night as part of a starting XV containing seven internationals for the fixture, which also serves as part of the centenary celebrations for Highland RFC.
Tom Gordon starts at openside, whilst two of the club's summer signings get their first taste of action in Glasgow colours alongside him in the back-row; Sintu Manjezi starts at blindside following his off-season arrival from the Vodacom Bulls, with Tongan international Sione Vailanu packing down at number eight.
The centre combination sees a brace of former Millbrae men come up against their former side, as Stafford McDowall and Tom Jordan - a standout in the inaugural FOSROC Super6 prior to signing a professional deal with the Warriors - link up in the midfield.
Smith has named an extensive cohort of replacements blending experienced Warriors with fresh faces, as he looks to cast an eye over his new charges for the first time.
At the other end of the experience spectrum, four of the club's 2022/23 senior academy intake are included amongst the 30-strong group, with Scotland U20 talents Euan Ferrie, Ben Afshar, Ross McKnight and Andy Stirrat all ready to make an impact as and when called upon.
Joel Hodgson and Lucio Sordoni are both named on the bench after signing short-term deals earlier this summer, as are Cam Jones and Will Hunt; both men usually ply their trade with the Bulls, but have been involved with the Warriors over the off-season.
Speaking following selection, Head Coach Smith told glasgowwarriors.org: "We're pleased that Ayrshire Bulls have stepped up to take part in tomorrow night's fixture.
"The players have been working hard all pre-season and it's great that we'll get to show the efforts of our hard work.
"Tomorrow's game gives us the first opportunity to look at our structures and a number of combinations ahead of the 2022/23 season.
"We arrived into the Highlands yesterday and our boys have been taking part in a number community visits in Inverness and the surrounding area - It's been great to get out and connect with the rugby community in the north.
"We're all looking forward to running out tomorrow in front of our fans and setting out our stall for the season ahead.
"From myself and the players, too, we'd like to extend a big thank you to the Ayrshire Bulls for making themselves available to help us prepare for the season in the right way and we look forward to welcoming them to Inverness tomorrow."
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Substitutes: Fraser Brown, Murphy Walker, Lucio Sordoni, Alex Samuel, Euan Ferrie, JP du Preez, Ryan Wilson, Jack Dempsey, Cameron Jones, Ben Afshar, Joel Hodgson, Will Hunt, Andy Stirrat, Ross McKnight, Sebastian Cancelliere