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    Brumbies do without Smith

    2013-05-23 10:01
    Cape Town - Injured Brumbies flank George Smith has been replaced by Colby Faingaa for their Super Rugby match against the Blues in Auckland on Saturday.

    Kick-off is at 09:35 SA time.

    Smith suffered a medial ligament injury last weekend and is out of action for at least the next four weeks.

    SA-born Clyde Rathbone joins the reserves to cover for Pat McCabe, who was injured last week.

    The Brumbies are currently top of the Australian Conference, two points ahead of the Reds (who play the Stormers in Cape Town this weekend), and third in the Overall standings.

    The Blues meanwhile find themselves third and sixth in the New Zealand Conference and Overall log, respectively.



    15 Charles Piutau, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Rene Ranger, 13 Francis Saili, 11 George Moala, 10 Chris Noakes, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Peter Saili, 7 Luke Braid, 6 Brendon O'Connor, 5 Ali Williams (captain), 4 Culum Retallick, 3 Angus Ta'avao/Sam Prattley, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tim Perry

    Substitutes: 16 James Parsons, 17 Sam Prattley/Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 18 Anthony Boric, 19 Kane Barrett, 20 Jamison Gibson-Park, 21 Baden Kerr, 22 Jackson Willison


    15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Joseph Tomane, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 Colby Faingaa, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio

    Substitutes: 16 Siliva Siliva, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 Jordan Smiler, 19 Fotu Auelua, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Robbie Coleman, 22 Clyde Rathbone

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