The second of the South African team in action this weekend, and yet another team starting their tour. The Lions have been nothing short of woeful so far this season and are again stuck on 7 consecutive losses. The team sees another captain take charge in Josh Strauss, and with new combinations all over the park, I cannot see them scaring the Brumbies.
The Brumbies are back in Australia after their tour of South Africa, losing both games on the tour, and will be looking to get back into the winning rhythm in front of their crowd. I personally think they will stroll past a hapless Lions side and win comfortably, by at least 20 points.
Kick off is at 11h40.
Brumbies: 15. Pat McCabe, 14. Andrew Smith, 13. Tyrone Smith, 12. Christian Lealiifano, 11. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 10. Matt Giteau (Captain), 9. Josh Valentine, 8. Ita Vaea, 7. Colby Faingaa, 6. Mitchell Chapman, 5. Ben Hand, 4. Peter Kimlin, 3. Jono Owen, 2. Stephen Moore, 1. Ben Alexander
Replacements: 16. Huia Edmonds, 17. Salesi Ma’afu, 18. Mark Chisholm, 19. Michael Hooper, 20. Patrick Phibbs, 21. Robbie Coleman, 22. Henry Speight
Lions: 15. Jaco Taute, 14. Lionel Mapoe, 13. Dylan Des Fountain, 12. Alwyn Hollenbach, 11. Deon van Rensburg, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Jano Vermaak, 8. Joshua Strauss (Captain), 7. Michael Rhodes, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Wikus van Heerden, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Edgar Marutlulle, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg
Replacements: 16. Bandise Maku, 17. Kevin Buys, 18. Warren Whiteley, 19. Cobus Grobbelaar, 20. Rory Kockott, 21. Burton Francis, 22. Butch JamesTweet