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The Brumbies host the Bulls in Canberra in this titanic Super Rugby clash. Join The Roar from 7:45pm (AEST) for all the action from the Australian capital.
The Brumbies are coming off the bye and out to keep their stranglehold on the top of the Aussie conference. They have both the Rebels and Waratahs nipping at their heels.
The Bulls had a great win over the Rebels last weekend and are also top of the South African conference, with the Jaguares in close pursuit. Both sides will be out to stay at the summit.
The ACT outfit have a great record at home with six wins in a row. They also enjoy a quality record against the Bulls, with four victories on the bounce against the Bulls in Canberra.
The last time the South African team won in GIO Stadium was way back in 2007.
The Brumbies will have Rory Arnold and Rob Valentini back in their squad, adding some starch and in particular height to their pack. The lineout will be a key battleground.
They are still without forward Lachlan McCaffrey and Wallaby openside David Pocock.
The Bulls have suffered a blow with a calf complaint claiming Handre Pollard. The 10 has been in impressive form and his outstanding goal-kicking will be missed.
Mannie Libbok will take the fly-half jersey with Pollard out, while Duane Vermeulen will skipper the side.
The Brumbies will be hoping their back division of Tom Banks, Henry Speight and Tevita Kuridrani, so dynamic in their last outing, can catch fire again.
This will be a really tough tussle against two in-form teams. But with the week off, the Brumbies should be a bit fresher.
Brumbies to win by seven points.
Where: Canberra Stadium
When: 7:45pm AEST
TV: Fox Sports
Betting: Brumbies $1.44, Draw $28, Bulls $2.20
15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Toni Pulu, 10 Christian Lealiifano (captain), 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Jahrome Brown, 6 Tom Cusack, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio
Substitutes: 16 Connal Mcinerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Darcy Swain, 20 Murray Douglas, 21 Rob Valetini, 22 Ryan Lonergan, 23 Tom Wright
15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Hanro Liebenberg, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Substitutes: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 JT Jackson, 23 Divan Rossouw