Brumbies name their immovable objects

johnboy 23 February 2012 2

The Brumbies have announced their starting lineup to play the Western Force on Friday night at the Stadium in Bruce.

Interesting moves include:

    — Matt Toomua is the pivot at 10, with Leilifano at 12. Hopefully the two of them can really mix it up to create options.
    — The huge Ita Vaea is going to play openside flanker. So we’re trying to smash them back out of the ruck rather than worry too much about pilfering the ball from contact.
    — The twinkle toed Robbie Coleman is out to the wing back to fullback where perhaps his blistering pace but diminutive figure will work better than in the centers.

It’s an interesting looking team and if players perform to their potential they’ll win some games until other sides figure them out.

The full team list is:

    University of Canberra Brumbies
    1. Ben Alexander
    2. Stephen Moore
    3. Dan Palmer
    4. Leon Power
    5. Sam Carter
    6. Peter Kimlin
    7. Ita Vaea
    8. Ben Mowen (c)
    9. Nic White
    10. Matt Toomua
    11. Jesse Mogg
    12. Christian Lealiifano
    13. Andrew Smith
    14. Henry Speight
    15. Robbie Coleman


    16. Anthony Hegarty
    17. Ruaidhri Murphy
    18. Scott Fardy
    19. Michael Hooper
    20. Ian Prior
    21. Zack Holmes
    22. Joe Tomane

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2 Responses to Brumbies name their immovable objects
Secret Squirrel Secret Squirrel 1:11 pm 23 Feb 12

Agreed, Pat to run at 13 and crash ball a-la Stirling. He’ll go well there.

Friday night will be interesting, not that we can read much into trials but it’d be a big turnaround for the Force to get over us. They probably have the forward pack to do it though.

Go the Brumbies!

Eppo Eppo 9:21 pm 22 Feb 12

Vaea makes sense. No one the brumbies have will compete with Pocock, so keeping him off the ball might be the best strategy. No surprise with Toomua. And Coleman is at Fullback, but I’m sure you realise 15 isn’t wing!

I assume McCabe will slot in at 13 when he returns. I reckon it’s probably his long term best position.

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