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Brumbies right at Holmes

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Chris Dutton

Zack Holmes is set to take charge of the Brumbies on Friday night.

Zack Holmes is set to take charge of the Brumbies on Friday night. Photo: Morne de Klerk

The ACT Brumbies are set to throw rookie Zack Holmes into the Super Rugby cauldron and task him with leading the team against the Wellington Hurricanes in New Zealand on Friday night.

Holmes is expected to be named in the No10 jersey when coach Jake White announces his team tomorrow.

The only other change to the Brumbies’ starting XV will be Ian Prior at scrumhalf with Nic White being rotated to the bench.

Holmes was in a three-way battle with Robbie Coleman and Peter Hewat to take the chief playmaking role after Christian Lealiifano broke his ankle two weeks ago.

But it is believed versatile Coleman will be kept on the bench while Hewat is unlikely to be included in the 22-man squad after only joining the Brumbies on Sunday.

Holmes has seen limited game time in his debut season.

He was on the Brumbies bench for the opening two rounds, but didn’t get on the field until the Brumbies played the Waikato Chiefs in Tauranga.

The 21-year-old joined the Brumbies this season after impressing in the Australian Sevens program.

The Brumbies will attempt to extend their lead at the top of the Australian conference when they take on the Hurricanes.

Rugby Championship 2015

Round 1
Fri, 17 JulTimes shown AEST
NZL 39vs ARG 18 Stats
Sat, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
AUS 24vs SAF 20 Stats
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Round 2
Sun, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
SAF 20vs NZL 27 Stats
ARG 9vs AUS 34 Stats
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Round 3
Sat, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
AUS 0vs NZL 0 20:05ANZ
Sun, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
SAF 0vs ARG 0 01:05Growthpoint Kings Park
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Rugby Championship 2015
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Australia 2 2 0 0 29 9
New Zealand 2 2 0 0 28 9
South Africa 2 0 2 0 -11 2
Argentina 2 0 2 0 -46 0
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