Brumbies starting side named for Saturday night

johnboy 14 February 2013 9

The Brumbies have published their pretty damn exciting team roster for the first game of the season against the mighty Queensland Reds:

The University of Canberra Brumbies have made just one change to the starting side which defeated the ACT XV last Friday night, with Henry Speight sliding onto the wing and Joe Tomane to the bench.

Speight came from the bench last week and made a positive impact against the Force in Darwin. He was the Brumbies and Australian Conference top-try scorer in 2012 and one of the club’s best finishers.

Nic White is starting and we’ll have to see how Matt Toomua goes at pivot (too much aimless kicking last season for my liking).

    University of Canberra Brumbies
    1. Ben Alexander
    2. Stephen Moore
    3. Dan Palmer
    4. Scott Fardy
    5. Sam Carter
    6. Peter Kimlin
    7. David Pocock
    8. Ben Mowen
    9. Nic White
    10. Matt Toomua
    11. Clyde Rathbone
    12. Christian Lealiifano
    13. Andrew Smith
    14. Henry Speight
    15. Jesse Mogg

    16. Siliva Siliva
    17. Ruaidhri Murphy
    18. Colby Faingaa
    19. Fotu Auelua
    20. Ian Prior
    21. Joseph Tomane
    22. Robbie Coleman

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9 Responses to Brumbies starting side named for Saturday night
Masquara Masquara 6:44 pm 14 Feb 13

So relieved the Brumbies don’t play Drugby Union!

johnboy johnboy 5:59 pm 14 Feb 13

It occurs to me now that the reds have a devilish fast back three, hope Clyde’s got the toe to catch them!

johnboy johnboy 5:49 pm 14 Feb 13

jeez rathbone’s going cheap in fantasy football!

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 5:32 pm 14 Feb 13

johnboy said :

Moggy’s got a kick, and can take under the high ball.

Rather useful traits at fullback to some!

In 2012 Mogg was the star pupil in pointless kicking class before eventually writing his thesis on kicking out on the full from outside your 22. It’s a shame because he undoubtedly has talent, it’s just that you only see it for a few seconds per season. I’d love to be eating my words come 9:30 Saturday but I’m rarely wrong.

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 5:08 pm 14 Feb 13

Good side, but gimme Coleman at FB over the woeful Mogg any day of the week.

    johnboy johnboy 5:15 pm 14 Feb 13

    Moggy’s got a kick, and can take under the high ball.

    Rather useful traits at fullback to some!

dph dph 4:32 pm 14 Feb 13

I’m surprised Lealiifano hasn’t been picked at 10 as he looked on his way to a Wallaby cap until he got injured. Perhaps he prefers playing at 12?

Toomua is still a solid option though.

JimCharles JimCharles 4:18 pm 14 Feb 13

I thought that guy Toomua only played about 30 mins last season?
Do you mean the other guy who came in as 3rd choice..Holmes?

    johnboy johnboy 4:23 pm 14 Feb 13

    Toomua played a bit at the start of the season. kicking aimlessly mostly IIRC.

    The team really went up a notch when Christian went to ten after toomua’s injury. But i’ll concede that might be the team getting their groove on more generally.

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