Brumbies 33, Highlanders 26


The Highlanders are on their hottest streak in Super Rugby but it will not be easy in Canberra where they take on the Brumbies.

Recent results:

2011: Highlanders won 26-20 in Invercargill
2010: Brumbies won 31-3 in Canberra
2009: Brumbies won 33-31 in Dunedin
2008: Brumbies won 22-20 in Canberra
2007: Brumbies won 29-10 in Dunedin


Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Joe Tomane, 13 Andrew Smith, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Henry Speight, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Leon Power, 3 Dan Palmer, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Ben Alexander.
Replacements: 16 Anthony Hegarty, 17 Ruaidhri Murphy, 18 Scott Fardy, 19 Ita Vaea, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Zack Holmes, 22 Tevita Kuridrani.

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Kade Poki, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 Doug Tietjens, 6 James Haskell, 5 Culum Retallick, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Chris King, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Jamie Mackintosh (captain).
Replacements: 16 Jason Rutledge, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Nick Crosswell, 19 Elliot Dixon, 20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Chris Noakes, 22 Buxton Popoali’i.

Referee: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Simon Moore (Australia)
TMO: Steve Lesczcynski (Australia)

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  1. Prior is an ex Zimbo… house got torched, dogs poisoned and they arrived in Aus with nothing 10 yr ago…

    Retalick (sic) is having an awesome season…

  2. Reply to Morné @ 12:54 pm:

    A mark of a good coach is surrounding himself with the best in the business… had a good chuckle at Larkham wearing the waterboy vest… Laurie Fischer in the stands with Eddie Jones and Gregan on the phone… Jake is a legend!!!!!

  3. Reply to Morné @ 12:54 pm:

    That is always a sign of a good coach.
    Heyneke/Phil Pretorius with SWD way back.

    How good a COACH was Kitch, apart from being
    a supreme motivator (alongside Morne Dup)?
    IMO the move with Andrews at 8 was a bit of
    a flop, but came off nonetheless.
    Or was it a brainwave?

  4. Uggh. Really wanted to see this game but doofed the programming of recorder.
    Jake White is levitating this team. If not for Nick White’s errors last week they would be undefeated with a bunch of young no-names.
    I don’t know about the England job but if its still unsettled and they don’t throw an offer to him with the WC beiing there in 2015 then they are as dopey as they are pastey.