22 March 2013

Brumbies named to rain on the Stormers

| johnboy
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The Brumbies have announced their side to attempt a South African clean sweep on Sunday morning:

Jake White has made just two changes to his team which will face the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday, with Ian Prior named to start at scrumhalf for the first time this year and Dan Palmer returning as tight-head prop.

Prior spent plenty of time in the No. 9 jersey during the 2012 season and worked well with flyhalf Matt Toomua during last week’s win over the Sharks. He came on for Nic White in the 13th minute against the Sharks and played a key role in supplying the forwards with quick, clean ball.

After copping a bang to the shoulder, White has been given extra time to prove his fitness for the Stormers game. Mark Swanepoel was flown into South Africa on Monday as cover and will fill the No. 20 jersey on the bench should White not be cleared.

Palmer returns to the Brumbies starting side moving Ben Alexander to the bench. Samoan bash-brothers Scott Sio and Fotu Auelua retain their starting spots for the second leg of the tour with Peter Kimlin remaining at lock and Ben Mowen blind-side flanker.

The side is:

    University of Canberra Brumbies
    1. Scott Sio
    2. Stephen Moore
    3. Dan Palmer
    4. Peter Kimlin
    5. Sam Carter
    6. Ben Mowen
    7. George Smith
    8. Fotu Auelua
    9. Ian Prior
    10. Matt Toomua
    11. Joe Tomane
    12. Christian Lealiifano
    13. Tevita Kuridrani
    14. Henry Speight
    15. Jesse Mogg

    16. Siliva Siliva
    17. Ben Alexander
    18. Scott Fardy
    19. Colby Faingaa
    20. Nic White
    21. Robbie Coleman
    22. Clyde Rathbone
    23. Mark Swanepoel
    (One player to be omitted)

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