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.
Photo: Sabelo Mngoma/BackpagePix
‘Marx like a No 8 playing hooker’
What former Bok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the Super Rugby quarter-finals involving South African teams.
More Lions can boost Boks
Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Malcolm Marx and Courtnall Skosan would all be fully deserving of Springbok call-ups for the Rugby Championship, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Lions to dismantle champs
THE MONEY MAN is betting on the Lions to win Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final at Ellis Park.