Brumbies v Chiefs



  • Damian McKenzie, Toni Pulu, Anton Lienert-Brown, Charlie Ngatai, James Lowe, Aaron Cruden (co-c), Brad Weber, Michael Leitch, Sam Cane (co-c), Tom Sanders, Taleni Seu, Michael Allardice, Siate Tokolahi, Hika Elliot, Mitchell Graham. Reserves: Rhys Marshall, Atu Moli, Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, James Tucker, Maama Vaipulu, Kayne Hammington, Seta Tamanivalu, Shaun Stevenson. 
     
    Changes from last week: Anton Lienert-Brown returning from injury to start at centre and Toni Pulu on the right wing, meaning Sam McNicoll drops out of the 23.
     
    Three changes to the reserves: Maama Vaipulu, Seta Tamanivalu and Shaun Stevenson making his return to the 23 after sustaining a minor shoulder injury in round one against the Crusaders. These changes result in Stephen Donald and Sam Henwood missing out of a bench spot.
     
    Dominic Bird, TKB and Nathan Harris have also recovered from their injuries, but won't play yet this week. They'll probably play next game against the Blues. Brodie Retallick might return for that game as well.
     
    Further not considered for selection: Nepo Laulala, Mitchell Karpik, Andrew Horrell, Augustine Pulu, Tevita Koloamatangi, Glen Fisiiahi and Pauliasi Manu.
     
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/78402969/bird-stays-sidelined-as-chiefs-make-two-changes-for-tough-clash-against-brumbies



  • Dominic Bird, TKB and Nathan Harris have also recovered from their injuries, but won't play yet this week. They'll probably play next game against the Blues. Brodie Retallick might return for that game as well.

    The 23 looks pretty great but this is the best news.



  • The Aquis Brumbies team to take on the Chiefs in a battle between Australia’s top side and New Zealand’s top side, features three changes from the team that defeated the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein last Saturday.
    Josh Mann-Rea returns to the squad as a reserve following a one-week suspension, Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin also returns after missing the match against the Cheetahs and scrumhalf Joe Powell comes into the squad as a reserve for the first time this season.
    Scott Sio, Stephen Moore and Ben Alexander (who scored his 20th career try last week) will pack down in the front row while Rory Arnold and Sam Carter have been named as locks.
    Scott Fardy, David Pocock and Ita Vaea will form an imposing backrow while Tomás Cubelli and Christian Lealiifano continue to link up in the halves.
    Matt Toomua and Tevita Kuridrani are the centres while Joe Tomane and Robbie Coleman remain on the wing. Coleman started his first match of 2016 in the win over the Cheetahs following injury to Henry Speight. Aidan Toua rounds out the starting side at fullback after scoring his first Brumbies try on Saturday.
    Mann-Rea is one of three players in the Brumbies squad to have scored two tries over the opening five rounds of competition and will be a valuable addition to the reserves list along with Leulua’iali’i-Makin and Powell.
    For Powell, tonight will be his first appearance for the Brumbies in almost 12 months. In 2015 he was thrown into Super Rugby when Nic White was injured. Powell was then plucked out of the John I Dent Cup to make three appearances from the bench in Stephen Larkham’s side.
    Now, he is regarded as one of the best up and coming young scrumhalves in Australian Rugby. The 21-year old’s performances in the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship earned him the UC Vikings Best Back Award.
    After starting this season on an Extended Playing Squad contract, Powell recently signed a new two-year deal to stay with the Brumbies.
    The match is the Brumbies first at GIO Stadium since round two, when they defeated the Waratahs 32-15 in front of over 20,000 fans.
    Saturday’s match will see two of the competition’s most evenly matched teams go head-to-head.
    The Brumbies have won eight and drawn one of their last 10 home matches against the Chiefs.
    The spoils are split at two wins apiece in the last four matches between these teams; of those four matches two have been post-season with each team notching one win.
    Aquis Brumbies vs Chiefs, Saturday 2 April 2016
    Scott Sio
    Stephen Moore (c)
    Ben Alexander
    Rory Arnold
    Sam Carter
    Scott Fardy
    David Pocock
    Ita Vaea
    Tomás Cubelli
    Christian Lealiifano (c)
    Robbie Coleman
    Matt Toomua
    Tevita Kuridrani
    Joe Tomane
    Aidan Toua
    RESERVES
    Josh Mann-Rea
    Allan Alaalatoa
    Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin
    Tom Staniforth
    Jordan Smiler
    Joe Powell
    James Dargaville
    Nigel Ah Wong

    https://www.brumbies.com.au/2016/03/brumbies-name-side-take-chiefs/



  • Feeling very dirty for not picking the Chiefs this week, but hoping that it works out like last time - when they got up to win.



  • Game underway.
    Brumbies charge down a Chiefs exit and have a chance on the 22.



  • Brumbies with a strong scrum, but Lowe turns over the ball at the following play and Chiefs get a penalty.
    35 out.



  • Chiefs off their feet. Penalty - fardy make s pain of himself



  • Brumbies break. 10 out.



  • Chiefs offside.
    Canes second penalty.



  • 3-0 after 6.
    Thought the Chiefs were doing good with their discipline, but ref caught them.



  • Brumbies making meters easily.
    30 out and penalty advantage



  • What a bullshit penalty.



  • A bit hard on Cruden there you fluffy bunny ref.
    6-0 after 9.



  • Seems to be a real problem with shit house refereeing this season.



  • Bit silly from the Chiefs there with a kick pass, when holding on to it and building some pressure would have been better.



  • Chiefs scrum under pressure.



  • Seems to be a real problem with shit house refereeing this season.

    Hee hee, welcome to every season.



  • Penalty given.



  • Brumbies 35 out LO.



  • Haha Robbie Coleman that was dumb


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