Rookie replaces banned Speight

Stephen Larkham has made one enforced change to the Brumbies starting XV for Saturday's semi-final against the Hurricanes in Wellington. 

Lausii Taliauli has been drafted straight into the run-on XV and will start on the right wing in the absence of Henry Speight, who is serving a five-week suspension for a dangerous tackle on Stormers centre Juan de Jongh in the play-off qualifier at Newlands last weekend. 

The 22-year-old Taliauli has made just five Vodacom Super Rugby appearances for the Brumbies. 

Brumbies – 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Lausii Taliauli, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Nic White, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 Scott Sio.
Subs: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Jordan Smiler, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Nigel Ah-Wong, 23 Robbie Coleman.

Photo: Stephan Postles/Getty Images

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