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Brumbies v Queensland Reds

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Will the Brumbies be riding high?

The Brumbies take on the Reds as Super Rugby kicks off. The Breakdown previews the 2013 season.

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Canberra Stadium, 7.40pm (AEDT)
Last meeting:
Round 14 2012 - Reds 13 bt Brumbies 12 at Canberra Stadium
Head-to-head:
Played 20 Brumbies 16 Reds 4
In Canberra:
Played 11 Brumbies 9 Reds 2
Referee:
Andrew Lees (Aus)
TV:
Live, FoxSports 2
TAB Sportsbet:
Brumbies $1.57, Reds $2.35

Steve Samuelson writes: The pre-match war of words between coaches Jake White and Ewen McKenzie shows how much is at stake. The Brumbies have the more settled line-up with recruit David Pocock joining a strong back row. Expect the Brumbies to win.

AAP writes: Brumbies coach Jake White has done his best to pique local interest in this spicy opening round clash to attract a 20,000-plus crowd. White first named Clyde Rathbone early to start in his return from retirement and then accused the Reds of a ruse by ruling out skipper James Horwill. The Wallabies skipper isn't playing but Ewen McKenzie continued the niggle by only naming a squad on Thursday rather than revealing his team.

New Brumbies signing David Pocock.

New Brumbies signing David Pocock. Photo: Getty Images

Ben Lucas will team with Quade Cooper in the halves with Will Genia sidelined while Aidan Toua could be a bolter in the centres for Anthony Faingaa (hand). David Pocock will make his Brumbies debut in what should be a fierce breakdown contest against Liam Gill.

BRUMBIES: Jesse Mogg, Clyde Rathbone, Andrew Smith, Christian Lealiifano, Henry Speight, Matt Toomua, Nic White, Ben Mowen, David Pocock, Peter Kimlin, Sam Carter, Scott Fardy, Dan Palmer, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander. Reserves: Siliva Siliva, Ruaidhri Murphy, Colby Faingaa, Fotu Auelua, Ian Prior, Joseph Tomane, Robbie Coleman.

REDS: Mike Harris, Dom Shipperley, Aidan Toua, Ben Tapuai, Digby Ioane, Quade Cooper, Ben Lucas, Jake Schatz, Liam Gill, Eddie Quirk, Rob Simmons, Adam Wallace-Harrison, James Slipper (c), Saia Faingaa, Greg Holmes. Reserves: Albert Anae, James Hanson, Ed O'Donoghue, Jarrad Butler, Nick Frisby, Jono Lance, Chris F'Sautia

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