Thankfully, the one and only Australian derby for the weekend, but with the Brumbies having to beat the Waratahs, it should be a tough battle, and will give some indication as to what the Brumbies will be able to dish up in the playoffs.
The Waratahs had a four week break in which to recover from a tough season so far, but have nothing to play for other than pride, and playing their way into International reckoning. They could do Australian counterparts the Reds a huge favour in winning today.
The Brumbies are in a tight race to the finish, as they try and keep the Reds from overtaking them in the final straight. A win today could make all the difference and almost put matters beyond doubt in the Australian conference.
Waratahs: 15. Adam Ashley-Cooper ,14. Lachie Turner ,13. Rob Horne ,12. Berrick Barnes , 11. Drew Mitchell ,10. Bernard Foley ,9. Grayson Hart ,8. Wycliff Palu ,7. Chris Alcock ,6. Dave Dennis ,5. Kane Douglas ,4. Dean Mumm ,3. Sekope Kepu ,2. Tatafu Polota-Nau ,1. Benn Robinson , captain
Replacements:16. John Ulugia,17. Paddy Ryan ,18. Sitaleki Timani , 19. Lopeti Timani ,20. Brendan McKibbin ,21. Tom Carter ,22. Tom Kingston
Brumbies: 1. Ben Alexander, 2. Stephen Moore, 3. Dan Palmer, 4. Scott Fardy, 5. Sam Carter, 6. Peter Kimlin, 7. Michael Hooper, 8. Ben Mowen, 9. Nic White, 10. Zack Holmes, 11. Jesse Mogg, 12. Pat McCabe, 13. Andrew Smith, 14. Henry Speight, 15. Robbie Coleman.
Replacements: 16. Anthony Hegarty, 17. Ruaidhri Murphy, 18. Leon Power, 19. Ita Vaea, 20. Ian Prior, 21. Tevita Kuridrani, 22. Cam Crawford.
Referee: Keith Brown
Assistant Ref 1:Ian Smith
Assistant Ref 2:Julian Pritchard
TMO : George Ayoub