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  • 28th Jun 2014
  • KO 10:40
  • Ground: Allianz Stadium, Sydney

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Last updated: 26th June 2014  

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Ruaidhri Murphy: Will switch to hooker for the Brumbies

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Ben Robinson: Will make his 130th appearance for the Waratahs

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Waratahs prop Benn Robinson will win his 130th cap in Saturday's Super Rugby derby with the Brumbies in Sydney.

Robinson will move level with Al Baxter and just six behind the franchise’s leading cap-holder, Phil Waugh.

Robinson will be joined in the front-row for the match by Sekope Kepu in the only change made by coach Michael Cheika.

The Brumbies have also tinkered with their pack, with prop Ruaidhri Murphy making his first appearance as hooker.

With Stephen Moore, Siliva Siliva and Josh Mann-Rea all sidelined through injury, Murphy has been forced into emergency cover.

Luke Holmes, a former Australian Schoolboys captain, is the back-up on the bench.

The Brumbies have also named Leon Power, Jordan Smiler, Ben Alexander, Andrew Smith and Jesse Mogg in their line-up, while Christian Lealiifano takes over the fly-half duties.

Waratahs: 15 Folau, 14 Alofa, 13 Ashley-Cooper, 12 Beale, 11 Horne, 10 Foley, 9 Phipps, 1 Robinson, 2 Polota Nau, 4 Potgieter, 5 Douglas, 6 Dennis (capt) , 7 Hooper, 8 Palu.
Replacements (one to be omitted): 16 Latu, 17 Tilse, 18 Ryan, 19 Skelton, 20 Hoiles, 21 McKibbin, 22 Lance, 23 Naiyaravoro, 24 Crawford.

Brumbies: 15 Mogg, 14 Speight, 13 Kuridrani, 12 A Smith, 11 Coleman, 10 Lealiifano, 9 White, 8 Mowen (c), 7 Butler, 6 Smiler, 5 Power, 4 Fardy, 3 Alexander, 2 Murphy, 1 Sio.
Replacements: 16 Holmes, 17 R Smith, 18 JP Smith, 19 Auelua, 20 Whetton, 21 Dowsett, 22 Rathbone, 23 Cronje.

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