“Winners day” kicks off with the Crusaders taking on the Brumbies.
After today there will be 4 undefeated teams in this year’s Super14.
Both teams come off narrow victories last week and will hope to continue on their winning ways.
The Crusaders do not have home ground advantage this week, but that has seldom stopped them before.
The Brumbies have named a bench of 9 players and will only finalise which two will be omitted shortly before kick-off.
Venue: Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 19.40 Local Time, 10:40 SA Time
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
ARs: Ian Smith (Australia), Brett Bowden (Australia)
TMO: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)
15 Mark Gerrard, 14 Clyde Rathbone, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Stirling Mortlock, 11 Francis Fainifo, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Patrick Phibbs, 8 Stephen Hoiles (captain), 7 George Smith, 6 Julian Salvi, 5 Mark Chisholm, 4 Ben Hand, 3 Guy Shepherdson, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Nic Henderson.
Replacements – 7 from:
John Ulugia, Ben Alexander, Sitaleki Timani, Peter Kimlin, Joshua Holmes, Tyrone Smith, Matt Toomua, Shawn Mackay, Mitchell Chapman.
15 Stephen Brett, 14 Jared Payne, 13 Casey Laulala, 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Kade Poki, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 George Whitelock, 6 Kieran Read (captain), 5 Ross Filipo, 4 Isaac Ross, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
16 Jason Macdonald, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Michael Paterson, 19 Nasi Manu, 20 Kahn Fotuali’i, 21 Ryan Crotty, 22 Adam Whitelock.