Powerhouse wing Solomone Kata returns for Brumbies
Bayley Kuenzle will wear the number 10 jersey for the first time after steering the team to their gritty win over the Waratahs last weekend.
Roles for two former All Blacks make this an interesting squad for the Western Force.https://t.co/pf022sTKJI
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Connal McInerney is the replacement hooker, while Canberra local Harry Lloyd is set to see game time against his former club as the replacement loosehead, with versatile James Slipper set to swap sides of the scrum as the tighthead finisher.
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “It’s great to have Sol back in the team, he had a solid start to the year and he’s chomping at the bit to contribute on Saturday night.”
“We’re really excited to see BK in the number 10 jersey, he’s been a part of our system for a while now and he did a good job there for us last weekend.
“Frosty’s been training the house down all year and he’s really earned his first start and I’m sure he’ll deliver against a really good Force outfit on Saturday night.”
Brumbies: Tom Banks, Solomone Kata, Tevita Kuridrani, Irae Simone, Tom Wright, Bayley Kuenzle, Joe Powell, Pete Samu, Will Miller, Rob Valetini, Nick Frost, Murray Douglas, Allan Alaalatoa (capt), Folau Fainga’a, Scott Sio. Reserves: Connal McInerney, Harry Lloyd, James Slipper, Ben Hyne, Lachlan McCaffrey, Issak Fines, Mack Hansen, Andy Muirhead.
– Brumbies Rugby
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