Brumbies announce squad to take on Waratahs

Super Rugby
by Tom Logan

The Brumbies’ first-choice Super Rugby outfit will have its first audition this weekend, with Stephen Larkham pulling out the big names for their trial against the Waratahs.

Their final XVs trial before the Super Rugby season begins will include five Wallabies from last year’s Spring Tour, with Sam Carter in his first match as official co-captain, after leading the side against the Barbarians.

New Zealand flyhalf Wharenui Hawera will steer the side at flyhalf, with Kyle Godwin at inside centre.

Fardy said he was feeling fresh after a break from rugby, looking forward to a pre-season tuneup.

“I feel fresh, I didn’t play as much as I usual do last year so I’m looking forward to a big season,” Fardy said.

“It’s been a warm few weeks here in Canberra so we are looking forward to the drive to Mudgee.”

“The boys are looking forward to bonding over a long bus ride and having a good game on Saturday.”

Fardy is aiming for a big year. Photo: ACT Brumbies Media Unit. Whilst the Waratahs have named a relatively young side for the trial at Glen Willow Regional Stadium on Saturday night, Fardy said the Brumbies wouldn’t be complacent.

“They’ve got good depth in their young players so whoever they will play will be a good and we know that we will be pushed all the way in what we do,” he said.

Prop Allan Alaalatoa has failed to overcome a hamstring niggle, not included in the side for the clash, with Nic Mayhew and Les Makin the starting front rowers.

TEAM

Brumbies team to take on the Waratahs at Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium, Mudgee Saturday, 6:00pm ADST

1.Nic Mayhew

2.Josh Mann-Rea

3.Leslie Leulua'iali'i

4.Rory Arnold

5.Sam Carter

6. Scott Fardy

7. Chris Alcock

8. Lolo Fakaosilea

9. Tomas Cubellia

10. Wharenui Hawrea

11. James Dargaville

12. Kyle Godwin

13. Tevita Kuridrani

14. Henry Speignt

15. Aidan Toua

Reserves

16. Robbie Abel

17. Faalelei SIONE

18. Ben Alexander

19. Blake Enever

20. Jordan Smiler

21. Joe Powell

22. Jordan Jackson-Hope

23. Tom Banks

2. Saia Fainga'a

4. Tom Staniforth

7. Tom Cusack

8. Ben Hyne

10. Isaac Thompson

11. Nigel Ah Wong

13. Andrew Smith

14. Andrew Muirhead
 
The Brumbies kick off their Super Rugby home campaign against the Durban Sharks on March 4 at GIO Stadium. Memberships are available at www.brumbies.com.au


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