5/12/2011

Team to tame the Lions


The team may still undergo changes, with Dan Palmer undergoing fitness tests on Thursday.

In the second row, Ben Hand moves to the starting line up with Mark Chisholm moving back to the bench.

Henry Speight is also back in the CA Technologies Brumbies 22 man squad, returning a week earlier than expected after working through an ankle injury he sustained against the Hurricanes in Week Eight.

The match will be a particularly memorable one for Captain Matt Giteau who celebrates his 100th Cap. In achieving that record, Giteau will become just the third ACT raised player to reach 100 Caps behind Stephen Larkham and George Gregan.

Both the CA Technologies Brumbies and the Lions will be eager for a win on Saturday having had tough starts to their 2011 campaigns.

The CA Technologies Brumbies returned from Africa on Tuesday morning having gone through their tour without a win. They will be looking to turn their poor South African fortunes around with a win over the Lions.

The Lions have won just one game in the last two years and need a win in Canberra to push themselves from the wooden spoon.

CA Technologies Brumbies v Lions
Canberra Stadium, Saturday, 14 May
Kick-off: 7.40pm
Referee: Nathan Pearce

CA Technologies Brumbies
1. Ben Alexander
2. Stephen Moore
3. Jono Owen
4. Peter Kimlin
5. Ben Hand
6. Mitch Chapman
7. Colby Faingaa
8. Ita Vaea
9. Josh Valentine
10. Matt Giteau
11. Adam Ashley-Cooper
12. Christian Lealiifano
13. Tyrone Smith
14. Andrew Smith
15. Pat McCabe

Replacements
16. Huia Edmonds
17. Salesi Ma’afu
18. Mark Chisholm
19. Michael Hooper
20. Patrick Phibbs
21. Robbie Coleman
22. Henry Speight