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Zack Holmes the new Brumbies flyhalf

By johnboy - 16 May 2012 4

The Brumbies have announced their side for the very important game against the Wellington Hurricanes on Friday evening.

As predicted by yours truly in the Monday night rugby podcast Zack Holmes has got the nod to replace the white-hot Christian Lealiifano (right up until he smashed his ankle).

The other change in the side that thumped the Waratahs is Ian Prior getting a start at half with Nic White coming off the bench.

University of Canberra Brumbies
1. Ben Alexander
2. Stephen Moore
3. Dan Palmer
4. Scott Fardy
5. Sam Carter
6. Ben Mowen (c)
7. Michael Hooper
8. Fotu Auelua
9. Ian Prior
10. Zack Holmes
11. Joe Tomane
12. Pat McCabe
13. Andrew Smith
14. Henry Speight
15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements
16. Anthony Hegarty
17. Ruaidhri Murphy
18. Peter Kimlin
19. Ita Vaea
20. Nic White
21. Robbie Coleman
22. Tevita Kuridrani

· In all matches combined, the University of Canberra Brumbies have scored 27 less points with the Canes on 460 and the visitors on 433
· The last time the University of Canberra Brumbies won in Wellington was 2003 and the score that day was 35-27
· The two teams have met 17 times with the University of Canberra Brumbies holding a slender advantage at 9-8.

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Zack Holmes the new Brumbies flyhalf
Eppo 11:38 am 17 May 12

Scrumpox said :

Eppo said :

Ian Prior and Holmes have probably forged a bit of a combination by running together in the ‘B’ team (or opposition, whatever you want to call it), so keeping them together might be a good idea.

That pack is looking strong & I wouldn’t be surprised if the game plan was to keep it tight and smash it up in the forwards. Taking on the ‘Canes backline with a rookie 10 might be a risk.

Really – keep it tight & smash it up in the forwards??? Did you watch the Canes last game? They have a lethal backline and if the Brumbies backline doesn’t assert dominance over the Canes backline it will be a pretty sorry scoreline. Highlanders found that out last week.

Yes…exactly. I don’t think we can match them in the backline, hence playing a strategy where we have an advantage.

Why would we try and win playing to their strengths? Doesn’t make any sense.

Scrumpox 10:56 am 17 May 12

Eppo said :

Ian Prior and Holmes have probably forged a bit of a combination by running together in the ‘B’ team (or opposition, whatever you want to call it), so keeping them together might be a good idea.

That pack is looking strong & I wouldn’t be surprised if the game plan was to keep it tight and smash it up in the forwards. Taking on the ‘Canes backline with a rookie 10 might be a risk.

Really – keep it tight & smash it up in the forwards??? Did you watch the Canes last game? They have a lethal backline and if the Brumbies backline doesn’t assert dominance over the Canes backline it will be a pretty sorry scoreline. Highlanders found that out last week.

Eppo 9:09 am 17 May 12

Ian Prior and Holmes have probably forged a bit of a combination by running together in the ‘B’ team (or opposition, whatever you want to call it), so keeping them together might be a good idea.

That pack is looking strong & I wouldn’t be surprised if the game plan was to keep it tight and smash it up in the forwards. Taking on the ‘Canes backline with a rookie 10 might be a risk.

Bails 4:14 pm 16 May 12

I’m shocked they’re “rotating” Nic White out of the starting side this week! He’s been brilliant. I would have thought with a young rookie fly half coming into a successful team, you’d want Nic there to run things with minimal disruption to the rest of the team. Strange.

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