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Brumbies make one change for Blues match

Siliva Siliva will start in place of Stephen Moore who is injured

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Article Published: Thursday 3 April 2014|

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The Brumbies have made one change to the team that lost to the Rebels by  naming hooker Siliva Siliva in their starting Super Rugby team to face the Blues in Canberra on Friday.

Stephen Moore will miss his first Brumbies game through injury since 2011 after the champion hooker was given a week to recover from a niggling knee concern.

With Siliva moving into the starting side, Josh Mann-Rea comes on to the Brumbies bench in what shapes as an otherwise untouched squad from the one which lost to the Rebels in Melbourne last Friday.

Director of Rugby Laurie Fisher said the Blues presented a significant challenge to the Brumbies.

"Like all New Zealand teams the Blues like to play, they've got tremendous attacking potential. They like to throw it around a bit and they can certainly score points," Fisher said.

"But you look at their side this year they've introduced a bit more structure there too which is a point of difference for them.

"They've got some tidy pick and drive, a little bit of mauling so they're a different team to what they've been in the past. "

Brumbies

1. JP Smith, 2. Siliva Siliva, 3. Ben Alexander, 4. Scott Fardy, 5. Sam Carter, 6. Jordan Smiler, 7. Jarrad Butler, 8. Ben Mowen (c), 9. Nic White, 10. Matt Toomua, 11. Robbie Coleman, 12. Pat McCabe, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 14. Joe Tomane, 15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements, 16. Josh Mann-Rea, 17. Ruan Smith, 18. Ruaidhri Murphy, 19. Jack Whetton, 20. Lachlan McCaffrey, 21. Conrad Hoffmann, 22. Andrew Smith, 23. Christian Lealiifano

 
 
 
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