Brumbies make one change and will don Indigenous strip for Reds derby
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has made just the one change to the starting XV for the top of the table clash against the Queensland Reds at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) July 30, 2020
Tom Wright will again get a chance to impress on the wing, with the damaging Solomone Kata and ever reliable Tom Banks making up the back three.
Vice-captain Tom Cusack returns to the side and will be helped out by Lachlan McCaffrey to cover the loose forwards.
Plus500 Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “We’re really excited to get another opportunity to play in front of our supporters this week in Canberra and take on the Reds who have had a good start to the new competition.”
“We’ve had a solid week of preparation and the whole team is up for what’s going to be a big challenge on Saturday night.
“It’s also going to be a special occasion to be able to wear our first ever Indigenous jersey and I know the players are really proud to be a part of that.”
Brumbies: Tom Banks, Solomone Kata, Tevita Kuridrani, Irae Simone, Tom Wright, Bayley Kuenzle, Joe Powell, Pete Samu, Will Miller, Rob Valetini, Nick Frost, Darcy Swain, Allan Alaalatoa (c), Folau Fainga’a, Scott Sio. Reserves: Connal McInerney, James Slipper, Tom Ross, Tom Cusack, Lachlan McCaffrey, Issak Fines, Mack Hansen, Andy Muirhead.
– Brumbies Rugby
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