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Brumbies change three for unbeaten Highlanders

Sam Carter gets the Brumbies No.5 jersey back

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Article Published: Thursday 22 March 2012|

The Brumbies have made three changes to the team that lost to the Chiefs for this weekend's match in Canberra against the unbeaten Highlanders.

Scott Fardy has moved to the bench, with Sam Carter being given back his starting No. 5 jersey in the second row. His return to the tight five has pushed Peter Kimlin to blindside flanker.

Cam Crawford has dropped off the bench with Tevita Kuridrani given his first chance in a Super Rugby, 22-man squad.

Should Kuridrani make it onto the pitch on Saturday night he will become Brumby No 149 and the eighth new Brumbies cap of 2012.

Head Coach Jake White said keeping selections consistent had allowed the team to work on its new combinations.

"We've been lucky with injuries this far in the competition which has allowed us to pick similar 22-man squads each week," White said.

"The more these guys play together the better they will understand each other's game and we are seeing a lot of those combinations take shape.

"The Highlanders are the benchmark of the competition and are still undefeated so Saturday presents us with a tremendous opportunity to see where we are up to."


1. Ben Alexander ,2. Stephen Moore ,3. Dan Palmer ,4. Leon Power ,5. Sam Carter ,6. Peter Kimlin ,7. Michael Hooper ,8. Ben Mowen (c) ,9. Nic White ,10. Christian Lealiifano ,11. Henry Speight ,12. Pat McCabe ,13. Andrew Smith ,14. Joe Tomane ,15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements:16. Anthony Hegarty ,17. Ruaidhri Murphy ,18. Scott Fardy ,19. Ita Vaea ,20. Ian Prior ,21. Zack Holmes ,22. Tevita Kuridrani

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