Noah Lolesio returns for Brumbies in Super Rugby AU final encounter against Reds

Brumbies won six out of the eight games in league stage to reach the final
Brumbies won six out of the eight games in league stage to reach the final

Noah Lolesio has made a return to the starting line-up of Brumbies for the upcoming Super Rugby AU final against Reds to be played at GIO Stadium on Saturday.

Lolesio returns to the fly-half role after recovering from a hamstring injury and will form a halfback partnership with Joe Powell, who also makes a comeback after rested in the previous game with Nic White dropping to the bench.

Murray Douglas returns to second-row and will partner with Cadeyrn Neville while there is a change in the back-row with Lachlan McCaffrey taking the place of Rob Valetini at blindside.

“As a team we’re really happy for Noah. He was playing good footy before his setback, he’s done a lot of work to get himself right and trained very well over the last two weeks. We’ve got full confidence and belief in his ability," said Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar.

Brumbies starting line-up: 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 Will Miller, 6 Lachlan McCaffrey, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Murray Douglas, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (c), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio

Reserves: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Tom Ross, 19 Nick Frost, 20 Rob Valetini, 21 Nic White, 22 Bayley Kuenzle, 23 Solomone Kata

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