New faces in for Brumbies ahead of Crusaders clash

Super Rugby
by Tom Logan

The Brumbies have been dealt with a blow to the start of their Super Rugby season with Scott Sio unable to recover in time to make the Brumbies side for their match against the Crusaders.

Coach Stephen Larkham has named a total of seven players that could make their debuts for the Brumbies. 

The loss of Wallabies prop Sio will no doubt be frustrating for Larkham but Brumbies fans will be excited to see how the new players will slot in.

Sam Carter will captain the Brumbies against the Crusaders. Photo: Stuart Walmsley/ARU Media.Sam Carter will captain the side and will form a solid looking pack that also contains Nic Mayhew, Josh Mann-Rea and Allan Alaalatoa.

All eyes will be on the side's fledgling halves pairing with Joe Powell set to line up alongside New Zealand born Wharenui Hawera.

The Brumbies are certainly not short on pace with a back three of Henry Speight, James Dargaville and Aidan Toua, a much-needed facet against the Crusaders.

Henry Speight will inject plenty of pace into the Brumbies side. Photo: Stuart Walmsley/ARU Media.TEAM

Brumbies team to take on the Crusaders

1 Nic Mayhew

2 Josh Mann-Rea

3 Allan Alaalatoa

4 Rory Arnold

5 Sam Carter (C)

6 Scott Fardy

7 Chris Alcock

8 Jordan Smiler

9 Joe Powell

10 Wharenui Hawera

11 James Dargaville

12 Kyle Godwin

13 Tevita Kuridrani

14 Henry Speight

15 Aidan Toua


16 Robbie Abel

17 Ben Alexander

18 Leslie Leulua'iali'i-Makin

19 Tom Staniforth

20 Lolo Fakaosilea

21 De Wat Roos

22 Andrew Smith

23 Isaac Thompson