Brumbies v Waratahs



  • Brumbies
    Tom Banks, Solomone Kata, Tevita Kuridrani, Irae Simone, Andy Muirhead, Noah Lolesio, Joe Powell, Pete Samu, Will Miller, Rob Valetini, Cadeyrn Neville, Murray Douglas, Allan Alaalatoa (c), Connal McInerney, James Slipper
    Reserves: Lachlan Lonergan, Harry Lloyd, Tom Ross, Darcy Swain, Tom Cusack, Ryan Lonergan, Bayley Kuenzle, Tom Wright

    Brumbies prop Scott Sio will miss Sunday’s Super Rugby derby against the Waratahs because of a hand injury.
    
    Fellow Test veteran James Slipper will start at loosehead in Canberra.
    
    Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has also named halfback Joe Powell and winger Andy Muirhead in his starting side
    

    Waratahs
    Kurtley Beale, Jack Maddocks, Alex Newsome, Karmichael Hunt, Mark Nawaqanitawase, Will Harrison, Mitch Short, Jack Dempsey, Michael Hooper, Lachlan Swinton, Rob Simmons (c), Tom Staniforth, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Damien Fitzpatrick, Angus Bell
    Reserves: Robbie Abel, Tom Robertson, Tetera Faulkner, Jed Holloway. Patrick Tafa, Michael McDonald, Lalakai Foketi, James Ramm

    Meanwhile, Waratahs captain Rob Simmons is back from an ankle injury and young winger Mark Nawaqanitawase also returns to the starting lineup.
    


  • Brumbies doing better than I expected this year, mainly as their rookie 10 seems to have some class and is keeping the simple things simple. I tip them mainly through home advantage and the Tahds being generally shite but wouldn't be surprised if this is quite tight. Has usually been a bit of a grudge game.
    Not sure why Harmichael keeps getting selected though. Incredibly average union player. He's like Folau minus the ability and homophopia



  • It’ll be interesting to see how the players react to the suspended competition

    Hopefully the fact it’s a derby match is enough to keep the intensity



  • Waratahs defence is just too passive.



  • Tahs got thrashed

    4th team this week to concede 40+



  • You'd have to say something is rotten in the back office.



  • I've given up supporting them. Couldn't be bothered going to the ground to see what I knew would eventuate. Went for a ride instead.



  • @antipodean said in Brumbies v Waratahs:

    I've given up supporting them. Couldn't be bothered going to the ground to see what I knew would eventuate. Went for a ride instead.

    Well you just missed the last game of pro rugby for a while!


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