The electric fullback has overcome a foot complaint and will make his first appearance in the new Super Rugby AU competition.
Joe Powell and Noah Lolesio will continue to build on their combination in the halves, as will Irae Simone and Tevita Kuridrani in the midfield, who have started all but one game together so far in 2020.
Vice-captain Lachlan McCaffrey and Will Miller round out the forward finishers, while livewire halfback Issak Fines is in line for his second appearance for the club after making his Super Rugby debut in round one.
Bayley Kuenzle and Mack Hansen round out the matchday 23.
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “It’s great to see Tom back in the side, he had such a great start to the year and he’s a really important voice for us out there on the field.”
“Mack was good in his first start for the Brumbies in round one and he’ll provide some real spark for us as a replacement on Saturday night.
“It’s always a tough challenge against the Waratahs and we’re expecting nothing less on Saturday night like it always is and we’ll be ready for that battle at ANZ Stadium.”
Brumbies: Tom Banks, Andy Muirhead, Tevita Kuridrani, Irae Simone, Tom Wright, Noah Lolesio, Joe Powell, Pete Samu, Tom Cusack, Rob Valetini, Murray Douglas, Darcy Swain, Allan Alaalatoa (c), Folau Fainga’a, James Slipper. Reserves: Connal McInerney, Scott Sio, Tom Ross, Lachlan McCaffrey, Will Miller, Issak Fines, Bayley Kuenzle, Mack Hansen.
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