White at nine for Brumbies

The Brumbies will welcome Nic White back into their starting line-up for Saturday's match against the Stormers at Newlands.

White has been missing from action for three weeks with an ankle injury and replaces Michael Dowsett, who moves to the bench.

The only other change sees Rory Arnold return to the second row as the Brumbies look to bounce back from last week's defeat to the Waratahs in Canberra.

'It’s a crucial week for both our seasons, as the winner gives themselves a chance at finals while the loser will have a hard time from here on in,' White said. 'They’re playing at home and they're playing with a lot of confidence. Any time you get a big game at home it helps you lift and I’m guessing they’ll use that extra boost on Saturday.'

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

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