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Brumbies name squad for Super 14 opener

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 9 Feb 2009 at 06:54
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The CA Brumbies have named a 23-man squad for their opening 2009 Investec Super 14 fixture against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday, 13 February.

The Brumbies’ Media Unit reports that the squad features 11 players with Test experience, including winger Clyde Rathbone who is set to make his first Investec Super 14 appearance since Week Nine, 2007.

CA Brumbies new recruits Stephen Moore, Sitaleki Timani, Shawn Mackay and Ben Hand are all in line to make their Investec Super 14 debut for their new province.

No.8 Stephen Hoiles will captain the side for the first time in an Investec Super 14 fixture, while the CA Brumbies’ Spring Tour contingent of Ben Alexander, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Mark Chisholm, Peter Kimlin, Moore, Stirling Mortlock and George Smith have also been named for the Highlanders clash.

CA Brumbies Head Coach Andy Friend said his side is ready for “game time” as they kick off the Investec Super 14 against the Highlanders on Friday.

“Unfortunately a good pre-season doesn’t guarantee you a successful season, what it does do is gets you to the starting line in good shape,” he said.

“I’ve been very pleased with how our pre-season has run but we understand that counts for nothing now – all that matters is getting the result on Friday.

“We’ve had two good hit outs in the past two weeks but we realise we’ll need to up our physicality, and our effectiveness at the breakdown and set piece on Friday night.”

Winger Alfi Mafi is the only player unavailable for selection as he returns from an ankle injury.

The CA Brumbies will fly out for Dunedin on Tuesday.

CA Brumbies v Highlanders
Carisbrook, Dunedin (NZ)
Friday, 13 February 2009
Kick-off: 7.35pm local time (8.35am SA time)

Forwards: Ben Alexander, Mark Chisholm, Ben Hand, Nic Henderson, Stephen Hoiles (c), Peter Kimlin, Shawn Mackay, Stephen Moore, Julian Salvi, Guy Shepherdson, George Smith, Sitaleki Timani, John Ulugia
Backs: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Francis Fainifo, Mark Gerrard, Josh Holmes, Christian Lealiifano, Stirling Mortlock, Patrick Phibbs, Clyde Rathbone, Tyrone Smith, Matt Toomua


  • No Ismaiel Dollie??? :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.02.09 07:31:45 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • @wpw (Comment 1) :

    Why would the Brumbies take school boys on tour?

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.02.09 07:59:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.02.09 08:11:07 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • Dunno but I reckon the Brumbies are going to have a mare of a season by their standards…

    Here’s hoping every RSA side thumps em…

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.02.09 08:22:22 by bryce_in_oz Reply

    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 4) :

    Yeah I don’t think they will go the distance, and I will not be surprised if Mortlock doesn’t finish the season.

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.02.09 08:29:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Y do you think will Mortlock not finish the S14?

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.02.09 12:37:09 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

    JustPlainSHARKCurrie Cup player
  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 6) : pretty injury prone, the poor blighter

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.02.09 12:43:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • This side looks good…

    But I think the Highlanders are going to give them a tough time upfront…not allowing their impressive backs the freedom to run amuck…

    Brumbies to win but to score only 3 tries and win by between 7 – 15…

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.02.09 13:05:36 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player

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