Brumbies name unchanged team

Date published: June 11 2015

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Stephen Larkham has named an unchanged Brumbies side to take on the Crusaders in Canberra this weekend in their final regular season game.

The Australian franchise need to win and better the result of the Waratahs on the final weekend to secure a home semi-final spot but will face a tough task against a Crusaders team bidding farewell to Richie McCaw and Dan Carter.

There is a welcome return on the bench for the Brumbies, with Matt Toomua back fit after an ankle injury but that is the only change to the matchday squad.

"A team with nothing to lose is sometimes the hardest team to play against," said Larkham.

"They've had two wins in a row and so have we, so it should be a tough match, especially with McCaw and Carter playing their last game for the club.

"Last week against the Western Force we executed our plays well and will be hoping for a similar performance on Saturday afternoon in front of a good home crowd."

Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Nic White, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Jordan Smiler, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 James Dargaville.

Date: Saturday, June 13
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick-off: 15:30 local (05:30 GMT, 17:30 NZST, 07:30 SAST)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Rohan Hoffmann, Damien Mitchelmore
TMO: George Ayoub

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