Brumbies unchanged for Stormers qualifier
Cape Town - Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has named his team to tackle the Stormers in a Super Rugby qualifier at Newlands on Saturday (17:05).
Larkham named an unchanged starting team from the one that went down 37-24 at home to the Crusaders last weekend.
David Pocock has been named at flank despite leaving the field with concussion against the Crusaders in Canberra.
“He’s on track to play,” Larkham told the Brumbies' official website. “But every day he’s got to tick a box, so he could fall back a day and miss the game.”
Meanwhile, flyhalf Christian Lealiifano will play his 100th match for the franchise, while Les Makin and Nigel Ah Wong have been named on an extended bench after travelling to South Africa with the squad.
15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Juan de Jongh
(captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9
Nic Groom, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4
Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Vincent
Koch, 19 Jean Kleyn, 20 Michael Rhodes, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23
15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Nic White, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Scott Sio
Substitutes (from): 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Jordan Smiler, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 James Dargaville, 24 Les Makin, 25 Nigel Ah Wong