The Brumbies take on the Waratahs as they return from their South African tour with Jake White’s team making quite the impression after running the Bulls close at Loftus and then beating the Lions in Johannesburg.
The Brumbies were touted to finish last in the Australian conference, but the White-effect has the team topping that log, and even though they have a team of rather ‘unknown’ players, they are outperforming their Australian teams. Today gives them the opportunity to further stretch that lead over their closest rivals, the Waratahs.
The Waratahs come off a loss at home to the Crusaders last weekend, and even though they impressed and ran the Saders closer than most would have thought, they never really looked like winning the match.
Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Andrew Smith, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Nic White, 8 Fotu Auelua, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Ben Mowen (captain), 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Dan Palmer, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Ben Alexander
Substitutes: 16 Anthony Hegarty, 17 Ruaidhri Murphy, 18 Peter Kimlin, 19 Ita Vaea, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Robbie Coleman, 22 Tevita Kuridrani
Waratahs: 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14 Atieli Pakalani, 13 Tom Kingston, 12 Tom Carter, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Berrick Barnes, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Jono Jenkins, 6 Dave Dennis, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson (captain)
Substitutes: 16 John Ulugia ,17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Dean Mumm, 19 Lopeti Timani, 20 Rocky Elsom, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Daniel HalangahuTweet