Sam Carter and Ben Alexander will start for the Brumbies against the Waratahs in Canberra on Friday.
Carter missed last weekend's match against the Highlanders after he was granted compassionate leave following the death of a family friend, but told coach Stephen Larkham he wants to play against the Waratahs. In the only other change to the side, Alexander will start at tighthead prop.
The inclusion of the Wallabies duo sees Blake Enever and Ruan Smith drop to the bench, while James Dargaville will mark his return from injury via the reserves.
Brumbies – 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Michael Dowsett, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Jordan Smiler, 3 Ben Alexander 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 JP Smith.
Subs: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Joe Powell, 22 James Dargaville, 23 Nigel Ah Wong.
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