The return of Tom Banks, the best news for Brumbies


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The return of Tom Banks, the best news for Brumbies

This Saturday from 6.15 (Argentine time), Brumbies visits Waratahs for the third date of the Super Rugby Australia, in a duel that promises a good game and that can be enjoyed live on ESPN Play.

The visiting team will travel to Sydney with great news: the return of Wallabies player Tom Banks, who has recovered from a pain in his foot and this Saturday will make his first appearance in the new Australian competition.

Beyond the return of the fullback, the rest of the starting team will be the same as the one that defeated the Melbourne Rebels 31-23 on the first date of the tournament.

After having had a great performance in that first presentation of the Canberra team, the young Darcy Swain will be on the second line again along with Murray Douglas.

Joe Powell and Noah Lolesio will continue to build on their combination in the media pair, as will Irae Simone and Tevita Kuridrani in midfield.

Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar said: “It is great to see Tom (Banks) back on the court. He had a great start to the year and is a very important voice for us on the field.”

Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Andy Muirhead, 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 Murray Douglas, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (c), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper.

Substitutes: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Tom Ross, 19 Lachlan McCaffrey, 20 Will Miller, 21 Issak Fines, 22 Bayley Kuenzle, 23 Mack Hansen.

Place: ANZ Stadium, Sydney.
Referee: Angus Gardner.
Assistant referees: Amy Perrett and Reuben Keane.
TMO: James Leckie.


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