Brumbies rotate for Rebels
31 May 2012
The Brumbies have made multiple changes for their match against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.
Dan Palmer is rested, with Ben Alexander taking over at tighthead prop and Ruaidhri Murphy brought in at loosehead. Robbie Coleman starts at fullback after recovering from a groin injury. Jesse Mogg shifts to the wing to accommodate his return and Henry Speight is moved to the bench.
Ita Vaea and Sam Carter have also earned breaks, with Carter to be replaced in the second row by Leon Power. Fotu Auelua plays off the wood after missing out last week through injury. Colby Faingaa, comes on to the bench for the first time this year.
Rebels - 15. Julian Huxley, 14. Mark Gerrard, 13. Mitch Inman, 12. Stirling Mortlock (c), 11. Cooper Vuna, 10. James Hilgendorf, 9. Nick Phipps, 8. Gareth Delve, 7. Hugh Perrett, 6. Luke Jones, 5 Hugh Pyle, 4. Cadeyrn Neville, 3. Jono Owen, 2. Adam Freier, 1. Nic Henderson
Subs: 16. Ged Robinson, 17. Rodney Blake, 18. Al Campbell, 19. Tom Chamberlain, 20. Tim Davidson, 21. Richard Kingi, 22. Nic Stirzaker
Brumbies – 15 Robbie Coleman, 14 Jesse Mogg, 13 Andrew Smith, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Zack Holmes, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Leon Power, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Ruaidhri Murphy.
Subs: 16 Anthony Hegarty, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Fotu Auelua, 19 Colby Faingaa, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Henry Speight, 22 Tevita Kuridrani.