Cusack to start for Brumbies

Super Rugby
Beth Newman Profile
by Beth Newman

Tom Cusack will return to the Brumbies' starting lineup against the Highlanders on Saturday night.

Cusack will start at blindside flanker in place of the injury Locky McCaffrey, who dislocated his elbow against the Reds last weekend.

Tuggeranong flanker Michael Oakman-Hunt, who has signed a short-term deal with the Brumbies to cover McCaffrey, could make his debut in the match, named on the bench.

Nic Mayhew and Andrew Smith are the two other changes on the bench, replacing Faalalei Sione and James Verity-Amm, respectively.

The Brumbies will be the first Australian team to make the trip to New Zealand in 2018, as they look to buck a 0-27 trans-Tasman tally, dating back to 2016.

The Brumbies take on the Highlanders in Dunedin, kicking off at 7:35pm local, 5:35pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS.

TEAM

Brumbies to face the Highlanders

1. Scott Sio

2. Folau Fainga’a

3.Allan Alaalatoa

4. Rory Arnold

5. Blake Enever

6. Tom Cusack

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. Nic Mayhew

18. Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin

19. Sam Carter

20. Michael Oakman-Hunt

21. Joe Powell

22. Kyle Godwin

23. Andrew Smith