Darcy Swain returns to Brumbies line-up for encounter against Reds

Brumbies have won all their three games
Brumbies have won all their three games

Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar has made a solitary change for the fifth round of the Super Rugby AU clash against Queensland Reds at GIO Stadium to be played on Saturday.

Darcy Swain returns to second-row in the place of Murray Douglas where he will partner with Allan Alaalatoa.

Apart from that McKellar has made two additions to the bench with Tom Ross and Tom Cusack named among the replacements with Harrison Lloyd and Ben Hyne dropping out of the matchday squad.

“We’re really excited to get another opportunity to play in front of our supporters this week in Canberra and take on the Reds who have had a good start to the new competition," said McKellar.

“We’ve had a solid week of preparation and the whole team is up for what’s going to be a big challenge on Saturday night.

“It’s also going to be a special occasion to be able to wear our first ever Indigenous jersey and I know the players are really proud to be a part of that.”

Brumbies currently are at the top of the Super Rugby AU table with three wins from as many games.

Brumbies Starting XV: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Solomone Kata, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Bayley Kuenzle, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Will Miller, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Nick Frost, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (c), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio

Reserves: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Tom Ross, 19 Tom Cusack, 20 Lachlan McCaffrey, 21 Issak Fines, 22 Mack Hansen, 23 Andy Muirhead