Brumbies looking to end Crusaders streak

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by Matt Lewis

The Brumbies are sticking with the team that beat the Waratahs as they vie to snap a recent run of losses to the Crusaders on Sunday.

Brumbies Stephen Larkham has opted for just one change in the 23 with Michael Dowsett replacingJoe Powell as the backup scrumhalf.

After an important victory over the Waratahs last week, the Brumbies face the tough task of knocking off the red-hot Crusaders, who are on a six-game winning streak.

The Crusaders have won five of their last six matches against the Brumbies with the Canberra side’s last victory coming in round two, 2009.

The Brumbies have been buoyed by the re-signing of Jarrad Butler, the likely replacement to David Pocock during his year off, until the end of 2017.

The Brumbies will play the Crusaders at GIO Stadium on Sunday at 4:05pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS.


1.            Scott Sio                               

2.            Stephen Moore (c)               

3.            Ben Alexander                                

4.            Rory Arnold                         

5.            Sam Carter                           

6.            Scott Fardy                           

7.            Jarrad Butler                        

8.            Jordan Smiler

9.            Tomás Cubelli                                 

10.          Christian Lealiifano (c)                    

11.          Joe Tomane                          

12.          Matt Toomua                       

13.          Tevita Kuridrani                              

14.          Robbie Coleman                              

15.          Aidan Toua   


16.          Josh Mann-Rea

17.          Allan Alaalatoa

18.          Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin

19.          Tom Staniforth

20.          Michael Wells

21.          Michael Dowsett

22.          James Dargaville

23.          Nigel Ah Wong