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Brumbies unchanged for semi


  • 24 Jul 2013

The Brumbies have made no changes to the side that edged the Cheetahs last weekend for their semi-final against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

This means veteran wing Clyde Rathbone keeps his place ahead of Wallabies speedster Joe Tomane.

Head coach Jake White said his team expect a physical assault from the home side.

'The Bulls present us with a huge challenge this weekend. We know they will play through their forwards and use Morné Steyn to finish with points,' White said. 'They have a good record at Loftus and for our players to experience running out in front of a full house of more than 50 000 people will be fantastic.

'They are a typical South African side, very big and physical with some quality finishers out wide, so it’s up to our players to combat that with our own game.'

Brumbies – 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian  Lealiifano, 11 Clyde Rathbone, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (c), 7 George Smith, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio.
Subs: 16 Siliva Siliva, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 Fotu Auelua, 19 Colby Faingaa, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Andrew Smith, 22 Joe Tomane.

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Photo: Sabelo Mngoma/BackpagePix

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