It’s Aaron Cruden and Sonny Bill Williams against Stephen Larkham and Matt Giteau as the 2012 Chiefs travel to face the 2004 Brumbies in Game 16 of the Greatest Super Rugby Team tournament.
The final game of the round of 32 pits two Australasian teams, boasting world-class backlines, against each other.
The 2004 Brumbies won the club’s second Super Rugby title after beating the Crusaders 47-38 in a thrilling final during which a total of 13 tries were scored.
David Nucifora’s team had Wallabies across the park, including halfbacks Larkham and George Gregan, centres Giteau and Stirling Mortlock, wing Mark Gerrard, flank George Smith and hooker Jeremy Paul.
Gerrard and Mortlock were joint top-try scorers for 2004, with 10 tries each.
The Brumbies finished top of the 2004 Super Rugby table, scoring the most points (408) and conceding the fifth least (269).
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Meanwhile, the 2012 Chiefs claimed the title despite finishing second on the overall table behind the Stormers.
This meant that the Chiefs hosted a semi-final against the Crusaders, whom they beat by three points to progress to host the final. It was in the decider that they faced a travel-weary Sharks team that had beaten the Reds and Stormers away, and the Chiefs powered to a 37-6 victory.
All Blacks flyhalf Cruden and centre Williams were at the heart of the team, with Cruden finishing the 2012 season as the top points-scorer with 251 to his name.
The Chiefs also had a powerful pack, with the likes of Liam Messam, Tanerau Latimer, Brode Retallick and captain Craig Clarke.
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2004 Brumbies – 15 Joe Roff, 14 Clyde Rathbone, 13 Joel Wilson, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Mark Gerrard, 10 Stephen Larkham, 9 George Gregan, 8 Scott Fava, 7 George Smith, 6 Owen Finegan, 5 Radike Samo, 4 Mark Chisholm, 3 Nic Henderson, 2 Jeremy Paul, 1 Bill Young.
Subs: 16 David Palavi, 17 Guy Sheperdson, 18 David Griffin, 19 Jone Tawake, 20 Matt Henjak, 21 Mark Bartholomeusz, 22 Lenny Beckett.
2012 Chiefs – 15 Robbie Robinson, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Andrew Horrell, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Kane Thompson, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Craig Clarke, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Mahonri Schwalger, 1 Sona Taumalolo.
Subs: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Ben Afeaki, 18 Michael Fitzgerald, 19 Sam Cane, 20 Brendon Leonard, 21 Jackson Willison, 22 Lelia Masaga.