Lealiifano to start for Brumbies

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by Beth Newman

Christian Lealiifano will make his first start in almost two years for the Brumbies on Wednesday, when he lines up at 10 in their final trial.

Lealiifano has played just one Super Rugby game since being diagnosed with Leukaemia in August 2016, coming off the bench in their Super Rugby quarter-final in July last year.

The 30-year-old will line up at 10, outside 2017 Wallabies debutant Joe Powell, in a strong Brumbies lineup that includes plenty of their Test stars.

Wallabies Scott Sio, Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Tevita Kuridrani and Henry Speight will all start for the Brumbies in the trial against the Chiefs at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Lachie McCaffrey has been given the first crack at the number seven jersey, combining with Rob Valetini and Isi Naisarani in the backrow.

The Brumbies take on the Chiefs on Wednesday night in their final Super Rugby trial, kicking off at 7pm local, 8pm AEDT, LIVE streamed at brumbies.com.au. 

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Scott Sio

Josh Mann-Rea

Allan Alaalatoa

Rory Arnold

Sam Carter

Rob Valetini

Lachlan Mccaffrey

Isi Naisarani

Joe Powell

Christian Lealiifano (C)

Chance Peni

Kyle Godwin

Tevita Kuridrani

Henry Speight

Tom Banks

Reserves

Robbie Abel

Ben Alexander

Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin

Blake Enever

Richie Arnold

Tom Cusack

Lolo Fakaosilea

Matt Lucas

Wharenui Hawera

Lausii Taliauli

Andrew Smith

James Dargaville

Andrew Muirhead