Arnold, McCaffrey to start against Reds

Super Rugby
by Sam Phillips

Rory Arnold and Lachlan McCaffrey will start against the Reds, named as two changes to Brumbies coach Dan McKellar's starting XV.

McCaffrey made a brilliant start to his Brumbies career after coming on as a replacement for the injured Rob Valetini, scoring a try, setting up another and putting in a big shift at the breakdown.

Arnold was a surprise omission from the starting XV in round two and displaces his twin brother, Richie, who has been left out of the 23 altogether.Blake Enever is back in the Brumbies 23. Photo: Getty ImagesBlake Enever takes his spot on the bench, with Lolo Fakaosilea filling the hole left by McCaffrey on the pine.

The backline remains unchanged, with Nic Mayhew coming onto the bench in place of Faalelei Sione.

The Brumbies head to Brisbane to face the Reds on Friday at Suncorp Stadium, kicking off at 7:45pm AEDT, broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS and RUGBY.com.au radio.

TEAM

Brumbies team to face the Reds

1. Ben Alexander

2. Josh Mann-Rea

3. Allan Alaalatoa

4. Rory Arnold

5. Sam Carter

6. Lachlan McCaffrey

7. Tom Cusack

8. Isi Naisarani

9. Joe Powell

10. Christian Lealiifano

11. Chance Peni

12. Kyle Godwin

13. Tevita Kuridrani

14. Henry Speight

15. Tom Banks

Reserves

16. Robbie Abel

17. Nic Mayhew

18. Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin

19. Blake Enever

20. Lolo Fakaosilea

21. Matt Lucas

22. Wharenui Hawera

23. Lausii Taliauli