Tomane returns for Brumbies

Joe Tomane will start against the Blues while the powerfully built Fotu Auelua will feature on the Brumbies bench.

Tomane has recovered from an ankle injury and will take his place on the wing. This sees Jesse Mogg moving to fullback and Robbie Coleman dropping to the bench.

Auelua returns to the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury. Coach Jake White has opted to stick with the same back row that started against the Waratahs last week.

Brumbies – 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Andrew Smith, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Zack Holmes, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (c), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Dan Palmer, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Ben Alexander.
Subs: 16 Anthony Hegarty, 17 Ruaidhri Murphy, 18 Leon Power, 19 Fotu Auelua, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Tevita Kuridrani, 22 Robbie Coleman.