– Fotu Auelua starting at No.8.
– Ben Mowen moves to blind side flank.
– Jordan Smiler drops to the bench.
– Tevita Kuridrani replaces injured Andrew Smith in the centres.
– Clyde Rathbone is promoted to the bench.
“The Reds present us with a massive challenge, but one we need to be able to overcome if we’re to progress in this competition, For the last three years they’ve been the team to beat and the side that all other Australian teams have used as a benchmark, so we are fully aware of the challenge that awaits us on Saturday night. The Reds are the current Australian Conference champions and it was only 18 months ago they were the Super Rugby champions. They have enough international experience to make things very difficult for us on Saturday night.” White said.
The Brumbies travel to Brisbane to take on the Reds on Saturday, KO 19:40 AUS (09:40 CAT, 10:40 BST)
1. Ben Alexander,2. Stephen Moore,3. Dan Palmer,4. Peter Kimlin,5. Sam Carter,6. Ben Mowen,7. George Smith,8. Fotu Auelua,9. Nic White,10. Matt Toomua,11. Joe Tomane,12. Christian Lealiifano,13. Tevita Kuridani,14. Henry Speight,15. Jesse Mogg
Replacements:16. Siliva Siliva,17. Scott Sio,18. Jordan Smiler,19. Colby Faingaa,20. Ian Prior,21. Pat McCabe,22. Clyde Rathbone