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McKellar makes one Brumbies change for Rebels

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Brumbies Super rugby head coach Dan McKellar has named a team with one change to play the Rebels in Canberra on Friday.

After making his Brumbies debut last week, Cadeyrn Neville will get his first start after Darcy Swain was ruled out of the match through injury.

The reshuffle also sees youngster Nick Frost named as a replacement, putting him in line for his Super Rugby debut on Friday night.

Frost, a former Australian Schoolboy has been part of the Brumbies set up since last May and was part of the Junior Wallabies side that made last year’s final of the Under-20s World Championships in Argentina.

The side is otherwise unchanged from the one that defeated the Reds last Friday night with rookies Noah Lolesio and Solomone Kata selected for their second straight start.

The Brumbies will be looking to extend their nine-match winning streak at GIO Stadium on Friday night, with the Brumbies Runners also set to play a curtain-raiser ahead of the Super Rugby fixture.

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “It’s a shame for Darcy to miss this week with injury but it’s a great opportunity for another one of our young blokes in Nick Frost who’s been working hard all offseason.”

“I thought our debutants were great last week and I’m pleased that for the most part we able to maintain some continuity across the park.

Brumbies

15 Tom Banks, 14 Solomone Kata, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Murray Douglas, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (captain), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio

Replacements: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 Harry Lloyd, 18 James Slipper, 19 Nick Frost, 20 Will Miller, 21 Ryan Lonergan, 22 Bayley Kuenzle, 23 Andy Muirhead

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