Rathbone back for Brumbies

2009-01-28 11:21
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Canberra - Former Wallabies wing Clyde Rathbone will play his first provincial match in two years after being selected on the bench for the Brumbies' opening Super 14 trial.

Rathbone is one of eight Wallabies included in the 29-man squad to play the Wellington-based Hurricanes on Friday night in Canberra.

The 27-year-old, who played his last Test in 2006, only returned from chronic knee problems at the end of last year's Sydney club season.

Rathbone's last match for the Brumbies was when he injured his knee against the Lions in Johannesburg in March 2007.

While Wallabies 2008 spring tourists Mark Chisholm, Peter Kimlin and Ben Alexander have been picked to start in the Brumbies forward pack against the Hurricanes, Test stars Stirling Mortlock, George Smith, Stephen Moore and Adam Ashley-Cooper are being rested.


Mark Gerrard, Peter Betham, Afusipa Taumoepeau, Tyrone Smith, Francis Fanifo, Christian Lealiifano, Josh Holmes; Stephen Hoiles (captain), Julian Salvi, Peter Kimlin, Mark Chisholm, Shawn Mackay, Guy Shepherdson, John Ulugia, Nic Henderson

Reserves: Nathan Charles, Ben Alexander, Sitaleki Timani, Ben Hand, Patrick Phibbs, Matt Toomua, Pat McCabe, James Stannard, Clyde Rathbone, Henry Vanderglas, Salesi Ma'afu, Anthony Hegarty, Talalelei Gray, Sanualio Afeaki


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