Brumbies named to tame the Lions

johnboy 16 June 2013

It’s a once in a lifetime chance for these Brumbies players to go down in history as the provincials who beat the mighty British and Irish Lions on tour.

The squad has been named:

Wallabies squad members Peter Kimlin and Scott Sio will join Canberra club star, Chris Cocca when the University of Canberra Brumbies take on the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday night.

An impressive season with Easts in Canberra’s John I Dent Cup has catapulted Cocca into the big time with the burly prop now set to tackle one of the world’s most respected set pieces.

Starting from an eight-man bench, Cocca is joined by fellow debutant prop, Jean-Pierre Smith as two of four new inclusions to the team which pummelled the Rebels two weeks ago. Smith’s identical twin brother, Ruan Smith, will start at loose-head prop.

Andrew Smith has also been included at inside-centre in his first match back since straining his hamstring against the Highlanders in round nine. He comes into the side for Pat McCabe who has been included in the Wallabies squad.

Here’s the full team:

    Tuesday, 18 June, 2013
    University of Canberra Brumbies v British and Irish Lions
    Canberra Stadium, Bruce
    Kick-off: 7.30pm

    University of Canberra Brumbies
    1. Ruan Smith
    2. Siliva Siliva
    3. Scott Sio
    4. Leon Power
    5. Sam Carter
    6. Scott Fardy
    7. Colby Faingaa
    8. Peter Kimlin (c)
    9. Ian Prior
    10. Matt Toomua
    11. Clyde Rathbone
    12. Andrew Smith
    13. Tevita Kuridrani
    14. Henry Speight
    15. Jesse Mogg

    16. Josh Mann-Rea
    17. Jean-Pierre Smith
    18. Chris Cocca
    19. Etienne Oosthuizen
    20. Jordan Smiler
    21. Mark Swanepoel
    22. Robbie Coleman
    23. Zack Holmes

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