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Aussie match ups; Tahs/Brumbies trial

Aussie match ups; Tahs/Brumbies trial
Rathbone - will his leg stay on?

Rathbone - will his leg stay on?

Sure, they’re only trials, but the teams this week are looking pretty full strength and as such they provide a few interesting match ups that Antipodeans will undoubtedly be watching. 

Here are a few that have caught my eye from the Tahs vs Brumbies match at the SFS this Thursday:

  • The front rows. All Wallabies. Baxter, Robinson and Moore are in the chair, but can Alexander and Henderson stake a claim?
  • Battle of the back-rows. The Tahs are looking underdone with Palu sitting this one out. Can anyone stick in the no. 6 roundabout?
  • Half-back. Good reports on Holmes’ last outing. Can he push Burgess who’ll no doubt get a run off the bench?
  • Mid-field. The new Brumbies power house pairing takes on the young Tahs. Can they handle it? Will Tahu’s hammy survive?

Which ones would you be watching (if you could see it)? Teams below.

Tahs Brumbies
 


1. Benn Robinson
2. Adam Freier
3. Al Baxter
4. Dean Mumm
5. Will Caldwell
6. Ben Mowen
7. Phil Waugh [c]
8. Scott Fava
9. Brett Sheehan
10. Kurtley Beale
11. Lote Tuqiri
12. Tom Carter
13. Rob Horne
14. Lachie Turner
15. Sam Norton-Knight
 
Reserves
16. Tatafu Polota-Nau
17. Jeremy Tilse
18. Chris Thomson
19. Beau Robinson
20. Luke Burgess
21. Daniel Halangahu
22. Peter Playford
23. Dan Palmer
24. Dave Dennis
25. Kane Douglas
26. Timana Tahu
27. Tim Bennetts
28. Sitiveni Mafi
 


1. Ben Alexander
2. Stephen Moore
3. Nic Henderson
4. Ben Hand
5. Mark Chisholm
6. Peter Kimlin
7. George Smith
8. Stephen Hoiles (c)
9. Joshua Holmes
10. Christian Lealiifano
11. Francis Fainifo
12. Stirling Mortlock
13. Adam Ashley-Cooper
14. Clyde Rathbone
15. Mark Gerrard
 
Reserves
16. John Ulugia
17. Guy Shepherdson
18. Shawn Mackay
19. Sitaleki Timani
20. Patrick Phibbs
21. Afusipa Taumoepeau
22. Julian Salvi
23. Matt Toomua
24. Pat McCabe
 
 
 
 

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