Injuries force Brumbies reshuffle

Super Rugby
Beth Newman Profile
by Beth Newman in Japan

Brumbies and Wallabies prop Allan Alaalatoa is set to miss a chance to return to Super Rugby, still struggling to shake off a June ankle injury.

Alaalatoa sprained his ankle in the first week of the Wallabies' June Series, a late withdrawal from the team in that first week, and he has been unable to overcome the niggle since then, with veteran Ben Alexander to start in his place.

ACT co-captain Sam Carter will also sit out the clash with a back concern, the pair two of four changes to the forward pack for the crunch match.

Folau Faingaa and Rory Arnold reutrn to the starting side, after suspensions ruled them out of their last Super Rugby match before the June Series, while Tom Cusack starts ahead of the injured Lachie McCaffrey.

On the bench, rookie Darcy Swain comes into the 23, while Lausii Taliauli replaces Andrew Smith.

The Brumbies take on the Hurricanes on Saturday June 30, kicking off at 7:45pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS and via RUGBY.com.au RADIO. Buy tickets here.

TEAM

IN: Les Makin, Lausii Taliauli, Darcy Swain, Rory Arnold

OUT: Lachie McCaffrey (back), Sam Carter (back), Allan Alaalatoa (back), Andrew Smith

Brumbies to face the Hurricanes

1. Scott Sio

2. Folau Fainga’a

3. Ben Alexander

4. Rory Arnold

5. Blake Enever

6. Tom Cusack

7. David Pocock

8. Isi Naisarani

9. Joe Powell

10. Christian Lealiifano

11. Andrew Muirhead

12. Kyle Godwin

13. Tevita Kuridrani

14. Henry Speight

15. Tom Banks

Reserves

16. Connal McInerney

17. Nic Mayhew

18. Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin

19. Richie Arnold

20. Darcy Swain

21. Matt Lucas

22. Wharenui Hawera

23. Lausii Taliauli

Hurricanes to face the Brumbies

1. Toby Smith

2. Ricky Riccitelli

3. Jeff Toomaga-Allen

4. Michael Fatialofa

5. Sam Lousi

6. Reed Prinsep

7. Sam Henwood

8. Gareth Evans

9. TJ Perenara

10. Jackson Garden-Bachop

11. Ben Lam

12. Ngani Laumape

13. Jordie Barrett

14. Julian Savea

15. Nehe Milner-Skudder

Reserves

16. James O'Reilly

17. Chris Eves

18. Marcel Renata

19. Isaia Walker-Leawere

20. Blade Thomson

21. Jamie Booth

22. Ihaia West

23. Wes Goosen