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    Brumbies lose Speight to injury

    2018-04-06 09:07

    Cape Town - The Brumbies were dealt a blow ahead of Saturday's clash with the Reds in Canberra with the news that Henry Speight has been ruled out with injury.

    Speight failed a Friday morning fitness test on the eve of the match and will be replaced by James Dargaville in the starting line-up, with the move a straight swap.

    Speight was set to play his 100th match on Saturday, but that will have to wait another week at least as he looks for full fitness.

    The Brumbies face a near must-win situation in the match-up, as they look to keep their Super Rugby finals hopes alive in 2018.

    Teams:

    Brumbies

    15 Tom Banks, 14 James Dargaville 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano (captain), 11 Chance Peni, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Matt Lucas, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 David Pocock, 6 Lachlan McCaffrey, 5 Rory Arnold, 4 Blake Enever, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Faingaa, 1 Scott Sio

    Substitutes: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Faalelei Sione, 18 Les Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Sam Carter, 20 Tom Cusack, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Kyle Godwin, 23 James Verity-Amm

    Reds

    15 Aidan Toua, 14 Filipo Daugunu, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ben Lucas, 8 Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7 Adam Korczyk, 6 Caleb Timu, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 James Slipper

    Substitutes: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 JP Smith, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Lukhan Tui, 20 Liam Wright, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Jordan Petaia

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