Brumbies v Highlanders: Teams
At Canberra Stadium, Saturday March 24, kick-off 8.40am
Last Updated: 23/03/12 9:20am
The Brumbies have made two changes to their line up for the visit of the unbeaten Highlanders on Saturday.
Sam Carter and Nic White before come into the starting XV following the 29-22 loss to the Chiefs, with Scott Fardy and Ian Prior dropping to the bench.
Tevita Kuridrani is also named among the replacements with the Fiji-born outside centre set to make his Super Rugby debut.
Aaron Smith returns to the No.9 jersey for the Highlanders after starting the win over the Hurricanes on the bench.
Jimmy Cowan makes way for Smith, with Shaun Treeby, Chris King, Culum Retallick, Doug Tietjens and England flanker James Haskell also coming into the line-up.
There is also a place on the bench for Elliot Dixon, with John Hardie ruled out through injury.
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 (c), 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 (c).
Replacements: 16 Jason Rutledge, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Nick Crosswell, 19 Elliot Dixon, 20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Chris Noakes, 22 Buxton Popoli'i.