Team Wellington look to send Ben Harris on holiday with a win over Eastern Suburbs

Team Wellington can make a big statement against the current national league leaders on Saturday.

Jose Figueira's men started their Stirling Sports Premiership title defence with two eyebrow-raising losses, but have rebounded with three-straight wins ahead of their clash against competition frontrunners Eastern Suburbs at David Farrington Park.

Those wins came over decent teams, but a good, winning performance over Suburbs would send a clear message to the rest of the league that the champions have hit top gear.