The Oly-Whites have been boosted by the inclusion of two All Whites for the Olympic qualifying tournament, starting on Friday.
Marco Rojas and Jake Gleeson have both been included for the Oceania tournament.
Coach Neil Emblen says Rojas in particular will make a huge difference to their side.
Emblen says he's shown he's a definite star of the future, and he'll add confidence to every other player around him.
The Kiwis face Papua New Guinea and Tonga in pool play.