McCabe named to face Tonga A

The ACT XV has named its team to take on Tonga A on Thursday in Round 2 of the Pacific Rugby Cup in Tuggeranong.

Wallaby back Pat McCabe will start at fullback in his first game of rugby since the Spring Tour in 2012. He is one of 12 contracted Brumbies player picked for the game.

Another player making his comeback from injury is Brumbies Rugby EPS hooker Josh Mann-Rea, who underwent knee surgery during the off-season.

The ACT XV opened the competition with a big score against Samoa A last Friday night and will be looking for more of the same come 4., Thursday.

Thursday, 7 March
Pacific Rugby Cup Round 2
ACT XV v Tonga A
Viking Park, Wanniassa
Kick-off: 4.30pm


1. Ruaidhri Murphy
2. Robbie Abel
3. Ruan Smith
4. Etienne Oosthuizen
5. Leon Power
6. Jordan Smiler
7. Colby Faingaa (C)
8. Tim Cree
9. Mark Swanepoel
10. Zack Holmes (VC)
11. Stephan Van Der Walt
12. Rodney Iona
13. Jordan Rapana
14. Tom Cox
15. Pat McCabe

16. Josh Mann-Rea
17. Ray Dobson
18. Les Makin
19. Gareth Clouston
20. Ben McGee
21. Beau Mokotupu
22. Sam Windsor
23. Andrew Barrell