Australia’s best chance with wounded horses?

Australia’s best chance with wounded horses?
will they do it again?

will they do it again?


The Brumbies line up to play the Hurricanes on Saturday night 5:30pm (EST) will be without: Guy Shepherdson (2 weeks, suspension),  Christian Lealiifano (3, Hamstring), Clyde Rathbone (1-3, Quad), Mark Gerrard(1, Hammy), Sitaleki Timani (atleast 3, knee), Mark Chisholm (season, wrist). They will also probably be missing Ben Hand and maybe Alfi Mafi, with both in a race against time to be fit.

If Hand doesn’t recover from his hamstring strain cause by knee hyper-extension the Brumbies will have to use Chaman with Kimlin in the 2nd row.

If Mafi doesn’t recover the Brumbies need another winger, or more f’ing around with their centres… Recent reports say he completed 80% of training and for a winger that’s probably more than average, so at this stage I’d say he’ll line up.

The good news is due to the lack of locks in their team now due to probable season ending injuries and death the Brumbies are in talks with former Wallaby RADIKI SAMO. He has finished his season with Japan but still on contract and talks are being held between the two clubs.

The other good news is Stephen Moore is fit after being stretchered off in a possible career ending head knock that left him fearing for his spine when he felt tingling in his arms after being kneed in the head.

Expected Brumbies Team, (will be confirmed on Thursday)
1. Ben Alexander
2. Stephen Moore
3. Salesi Ma’afu
4. Peter Kimlin
5. Mitchell Chapman
6. Julian Salvi
7. George Smith
8. Stephen Hoiles (c)
9. Joshua Holmes
10. Gene Fairbanks
11. Alfi Mafi
12. Tyrone Smith
13. Stirling Mortlock
14. Francis Fainifo
15. Adam Ashley-Cooper

16. Huia Edmonds
17. Nick Henderson
(not 18 due to it being retired for Mackay)25. Henry Vanderglas
19. Backrower? SAMO!
20. Patrick Phibbs
21. Matt Toomua
22. Afusipa Taumoepeau

Check out the 2nd half of the Vid below. Vintage brumbies and an awesome try by SAMO v the Chiefs (5:16 timecode) in the 2004 Semi Final of the Super 12.


Brumbies supporter now living in Melbourne. Rugby and Larkham fan ever since he de beered de Beer. Never shy of controversy because when I say it it's cute.

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