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    Brumbies opt for Power

    2014-05-22 09:01
    Pretoria - Lock Leon Power returns to the Brumbies starting side for their Super Rugby clash against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Friday night.
     
    The 2.00m tall Power has been sidelined since the Waratahs game in Round 5 after straining his knee.
     
    With Power included at lock, Scott Fardy moves to the side of the scrum at blindside flank, Fotu Auelua and Jordan Smiler come onto the bench and Tom McVerry drops out of the match day 23.
     
    Director of Rugby Laurie Fisher said his side had prepared well ahead of the match against the Bulls.
     
    “We’ve had a good week of training in Johannesburg and the boys are excited by the opportunity to get back in the winners’ circle on Friday night,” Fisher told the Brumbies' official website.
     
    “The Bulls at Loftus is one of world rugby’s great challenges. The Bulls lift to another level when they play on the highveld so we will need to be at our best.
     
    “Our full focus is on making the most of the opportunities we will be presented, to stick to the processes we’ve worked on through the week and to come away from Loftus with a win."
     
    The last time the Brumbies visited Loftus to face the Bulls was in 2013 during the Super Rugby semi-final. A last ditched Tevita Kuridrani try handed the Brumbies victory, their second over the Bulls in 2013 after the men from Pretoria went down after the hooter in Canberra two months earlier.

    Kick-off for Friday's game is scheduled for 19:10.
     
    Teams:

    Bulls:

    15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Grant Hattingh, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Flip van der Merwe (captain), 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling

    Substitutes: 16 Bongo Mbonambi, 17 Morné Mellett, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Paul Willemse, 20 Jacques Engelbrecht, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Ulrich Beyers

    Brumbies:

    15. Jesse Mogg, 14. Henry Speight, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 12. Christian Lealiifano, 11. Robbie Coleman, 10. Matt Toomua, 9. Nic White, 8. Ben Mowen (captain), 7. Jarrad Butler, 6. Scott Fardy, 5. Sam Carter, 4. Leon Power, 3. Ben Alexander, 2. Stephen Moore, 1. Scott Sio
     
    Substitutes: 16. Josh Mann-Rea, 17. Ruan Smith, 18. JP Smith, 19. Fotu Auelua, 20. Jordan Smiler, 21. Conrad Hoffmann, 22. Andrew Smith, 23. Pat McCabe

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