Kimlin to bolster Brumbies pack

Thu, 24 May 2012 10:01
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Peter Kimlin moves back into the starting side as one of just two changes to the Brumbies as they fight to stay on top of the Australian Conference this Saturday at home against the Reds.
Peter Kimlin moves back into the starting side as one of just two changes to the Brumbies as they fight to stay on top of the Australian Conference this Saturday at home against the Reds.
 
Kimlin will wear the No.6 jersey, with Ben Mowen moving back to No.8 and Fotu Auelua out of the 22-man squad.
 
Claiming Kimlin's bench spot is lock Leon Power, who has turned in a series of impressive performances for Queanbeyan over the last two weekends. 
 
Head coach Jake White said Kimlin had earned his start as the coaching staff continue their rotation policy with the Brumbies forwards. 
 
"Kimo adds a little bit more as far as experience and height at the line-out are concerned, and he's been the No.1 blindside flank, so Benny Mowen moves back to the back of the scrum and we will work from there," White said. 
 
"Benny (Mowen), Hoops (Michael Hooper) and Kimo have worked well for us in that combination as loose forwards in the past. Our defensive and attacking line-out will both benefit with Kimlin there as another option.
 
"It's not all about disrupting their ball, we have to be able to protect our ball so that's another area where Peter will come in handy. He's played 50 Super Rugby matches for the Brumbies and played for the Wallabies so Peter's experience is a big bonus for us.
 
"We're treating it exactly like a final. There's a lot at stake - we can move another four points ahead and they have the bye next week. It is massive - we want to have a good crack to finish as high as we can
 
"If you want to play in the finals you have to be able to beat the Reds at home."
 
The Brumbies scrumhalves will also rotate for Saturday's match with Ian Prior moving to the bench and Nic White back into the starting side.
 
The Brumbies backline has been responsible for scoring a stack of tries during the last month and a half of rugby and other than the switch at scrumhalf, remains the same for Saturday’s clash. The match at Canberra Stadium shapes as the most important of the season for both sides, with the winner handed a golden chance to claim top spot of the Australian Conference.
 
The Reds currently sit eight points adrift of the Brumbies, but with a bye next weekend, a win in the ACT would be worth eight points for the Queenslanders. 
 
Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Andrew Smith, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Zack Holmes, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Dan Palmer, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Ben Alexander.
Replacements: 16 Anthony Hegarty, 17 Ruaidhri Murphy, 18 Leon Power, 19 Ita Vaea, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Robbie Coleman, 22 Tevita Kuridrani.
 
Date: Saturday, May 26
Venue: Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Kick-off: 19.40 (09.40 GMT)
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia) 
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Andrew Lees (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)
There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 28 April 2017
Highlanders v Stormers 07h35 Dunedin
Cardiff Blues v Zebre 18h05 Cardiff
Edinburgh v Dragons 18h35 Myreside
Leinster v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 RDS Arena
Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors 19h00 Kingston Park
Sat, 29 April 2017
Chiefs v Sunwolves 07h35 Hamilton
Reds v Waratahs 09h45 Suncorp Stadium
Force v Lions 11h55 Perth
Ospreys v Ulster 14h00 Liberty Stadium
Bath v Gloucester 14h00 Recreation Ground
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Saracens v Bristol 14h00 Allianz Park
Harlequins v Wasps 14h00 Twickenham Stoop
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks 14h00 Welford Road
Cheetahs v Crusaders 15h15 Bloemfontein
Treviso v Munster 17h05 Stadio Monigo
Kings v Rebels 17h30 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Connacht v Scarlets 18h35 Sportsground
Jaguares v Sharks 19h40 Buenos Aires
Sun, 30 April 2017
Brumbies v Blues 06h05 Canberra
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 April 2017
Clermont Auvergne v Leinster 27 | 22
Sat, 22 April 2017
Sharks v Rebels 9 | 9
Bulls v Cheetahs 20 | 14
Munster v Saracens 10 | 26
Force v Chiefs 7 | 16
Crusaders v Stormers 57 | 24
Highlanders v Sunwolves 40 | 15
Fri, 21 April 2017
Lions v Jaguares 24 | 21
Waratahs v Kings 24 | 26
Hurricanes v Brumbies 56 | 21
Mon, 17 April 2017
UP-Tuks v Maties 28 | 21
Sun, 16 April 2017
Bristol v Wasps 21 | 36
Northampton Saints v Saracens 25 | 27
Sat, 15 April 2017
Connacht v Leinster 24 | 37
Treviso v Edinburgh 21 | 6
SUPER RUGBY
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 8 3 0 5 17
Reds 8 2 0 6 10
Force 7 2 0 5 9
Waratahs 8 2 0 6 9
Rebels 7 1 1 5 7
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 8 8 0 0 36
Hurricanes 8 7 0 1 33
Chiefs 8 7 0 1 33
Highlanders 8 5 0 3 23
Blues 8 3 0 5 17
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 8 6 0 2 26
Bulls 8 3 0 5 14
Cheetahs 8 2 0 6 10
Sunwolves 8 1 0 7 5
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 8 7 0 1 32
Sharks 8 5 1 2 24
Jaguares 8 4 0 4 20
Kings 8 2 0 6 10
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