Vodacom Super 14

Giteau blow for Brumbies

2010-02-11 13:41
Ruled out (File)
Perth - Matt Giteau has been ruled out of the Brumbies team for his return match against the Western Force at Members Equity Stadium on Friday.

Kick-off is at 13:05 SA time.

Giteau has battled a quad strain for the past fortnight and was rated a 50/50 chance of playing against his old team.

Matt Toomua, who enjoyed a stint with Western Province in the latter stages of the Currie Cup, will take Giteau's place at flyhalf where he'll combine with Christian Lealiifano at inside centre.

Teams:

Western Force:
15-James O'Connor, 14-Dane Haylett-Perry, 13-Ryan Cross, 12-Sam Harris, 11-Cameron Shepherd, 10-Mark Bartholomeusz, 9-Brett Sheehan, 8-Richard Brown, 7-David Pocock, 6-Matthew Hodgson, 5-Nathan Sharpe (captain), 4-Sam Wykes, 3-Matt Dunning, 2-Pekahou Cowan, 1-Nic Henderson

Substitues: 16.-Ben Whittaker, 17-Timothy Fairbrother, 18.-Richard Stanford, 19.-Ben McCalman, 20-Chris O'Young, 21-Mitch Inman, 22-Josh Tatupu

Brumbies:
15-Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14-Pat McCabe, 13-Stirling Mortlock, 12-Christian Lealiifano, 11-Francis Fainifo, 10-Matt Toomua, 9-Josh Valentine, 8-Stephen Hoiles (captain), 7-George Smith, 6-Rocky Elsom, 5-Justin Harrison, 4-Mark Chisholm, 3-Guy Shepherdson, 2-Stephen Moore, 1-Ben Alexander

Substitues: 16-Huia Edmonds, 17-Salesi Ma'afu, 18-Ben Hand, 19-Mitchell Chapman, 20-Patrick Phibbs, 21-Tyrone Smith, 22-Alifeleti Mafi

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