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Wallabies to front for Brumbies

Seven of the eight ACT Brumbies named in the Wallaibes train-on squad will play against the Melbourne Rebels tomorrow night.

Prop Dan Palmer is the only Wallabies call-up to be rested from the Brumbies squad, which features the return of Colby Faingaa to the bench for the first time in 2012.

Forwards Sam Carter and Ita Vaea will also miss the match, replaced by Leon Power, Fotu Auelua and Scott Sio.

Palmer will be replaced in the starting pack by Ruaidhri Murphy, with Ben Alexander shifting from loosehead to tighthead prop to accommodate the Irishman.

Robbie Coleman will start for the second time this year, named at fullback in place of Wallabies squad member Jesse Mogg, who moves to the wing to displace Henry Speight to the bench.

Brumbies team to play the Rebels, tomorrow at 7.40pm.



1.       Ruaidhri Murphy
2.       Stephen Moore
3.       Ben Alexander
4.       Scott Fardy
5.       Leon Power
6.       Peter Kimlin
7.       Michael Hooper
8.       Ben Mowen (c)
9.       Nic White
10.   Zack Holmes
11.   Joe Tomane
12.   Pat McCabe
13.   Andrew Smith
14.   Jesse Mogg
15.   Robbie Coleman


16.   Anthony Hegarty
17.   Scott Sio
18.   Fotu Auelua
19.   Colby Faingaa
20.   Ian Prior
21.   Henry Speight
22.   Tevita Kuridrani