Speight scratched from Reds clash

Super Rugby
Beth Newman Profile
by Beth Newman

Brumbies winger Henry Speight will not play against the Reds, withdrawing with injury.

Speight failed a Friday morning fitness test on the eve of the match, with the Brumbies ruling the speedster out of the Australian derby.

The 30-year-old will be replaced by James Dargaville in the starting side, with the move a straight swap.

Speight was set to play his 100th match on Saturday, but that will have to wait another week at least as he looks for full fitness.

The Brumbies face a near must-win situation in the matchup, as they look to keep their Super Rugby finals hopes alive in 2018.

The Brumbies host the Reds on Saturday night at Canberra Stadium, kicking off at 7:45pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS and via RUGBY.com.au RADIO. Buy tickets here. 

TEAM

IN: James Dargaville, Chance Peni, Les Makin, Sam Carter, James Verity-Amm

OUT: Henry Speight, Andy Muirhead, Mees Erasmus, Richie Arnold, Lausii Taliauli

Brumbies to face the Reds

1. Scott Sio

2. Folau Fainga’a

3. Allan Alaalatoa

4. Rory Arnold

5. Blake Enever

6. Lachlan McCaffrey

7. David Pocock

8. Isi Naisarani

9. Matt Lucas

10. Wharenui Hawera

11. Chance Peni

12. Christian Lealiifano

13. Tevita Kuridrani

14. James Dargaville

15. Tom Banks

Reserves 

16. Robbie Abel

17. Faalelei Sione

18. Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin

19. Sam Carter

20. Tom Cusack

21. Joe Powell

22. Kyle Godwin

23. James Verity-Amm

Advertisement