2/7/2013

Seven Wallabies named to take on ACT XV


Head Coach Jake White has named his side to take on the ACT XV on Friday night at Viking Park, with new recruits Clyde Rathbone and David Pocock set for their first match in Canberra as 2013 University of Canberra Brumbies.

From 1-15, the team contains seven Wallabies, while Jesse Mogg, Nic White, Ben Mowen and Matt Toomua have come close to national selection in the last two seasons.

Entry to the match is free and the players want the ACT to community to show up in big numbers to support their players. White said the match was a good chance for the team to get their combinations right ahead of the first competition match on February 16 against the Reds.

“As the first game of the year in Canberra we’re really looking for a big crowd to turn up and support the team,” White said.

“Like last year it’s been a long pre-season and almost six months since a rugby ball was kicked in the ACT. This match is a good warm up for the main event next week against the Reds. Our preparation to this point has been good so I’m expecting the team to play well on Friday.

“For the ACT XV players, this is another fantastic opportunity for them to show the professionals what they’re capable of.”

ACT XV v University of Canberra Brumbies
Viking Park, Wanniassa
Kick-off: 7pm

University of Canberra Brumbies

1. Ben Alexander
2. Stephen Moore
3. Dan Palmer
4. Sam Carter
5. Scott Fardy
6. Peter Kimlin
7. David Pocock
8. Ben Mowen
9. Nic White
10. Matt Toomua
11. Clyde Ratbone
12. Christian Lealiifano
13. Andrew Smith
14. Joe Tomane
15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements
16. Siliva Siliva
17. Ruaidhri Murphy
18. Leon Power
19. Colby Faingaa
20. Ian Prior
21. Tevita Kuridrani
22. Zack Holmes
4. Etienne Oosthuizen
3. Ruan Smith
8. Fotu Auelua
1. Scott Sio
13. Jordan Rapana
14. Henry Speight
15. Robbie Coleman