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Sio back to starting line-up for Force clash

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By Brumbies Media Unit

The University of Canberra Brumbies have named their team to face the Force this weekend with Scott Sio at loose-head prop the only change from last week’s line-up.

Sio starts into the No. 1 jersey with Ben Alexander moving across the scrum to tight-head prop and Dan Palmer out of the match-day 22. Ruaidhri Murphy makes his second appearance from the bench while Leon Power has also been included as a run-on reserve. 
It’s Power’s first appearance for the 2013 season and he comes onto the bench for Jordan Smiler. 
“As always with local derbies, we expect Saturday’s match to be full of feeling and a tough contest right to the final siren,” Head Coach Jake White said. 
“Scotty comes into the team for Palmer who has been left out this weekend. Scotty has come along nicely this year and looks at home in the starting line-up. 
“The Force has a strong record against us here in Canberra, they almost got us here in round one last year and in 2011 they had a big, come from behind win.
“They’re a good team who have had some big wins over the last couple of weeks. It takes plenty of guts to overcome the Crusaders and the Reds and we will need to be at the top of our game to get a win on Saturday. 
University of Canberra Brumbies v Force
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 7.40pm
Referee: Angus Gardner
University of Canberra Brumbies
1. Scott Sio 
2. Stephen Moore
3. Ben Alexander
4. Peter Kimlin
5. Sam Carter
6. Fotu Auelua
7. George Smith
8. Ben Mowen (c)
9. Nic White
10. Matt Toomua
11. Joe Tomane
12. Christian Lealiifano
13. Tevita Kuridrani
14. Henry Speight
15. Jesse Mogg
16. Siliva Siliva
17. Ruaidhri Murphy
18. Leon Power
19. Colby Faingaa
20. Ian Prior
21. Pat McCabe 
22. Robbie Coleman


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