as mentioned in Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham wants Australia’s Super Rugby limbo over as soon as possible.
Reports have also emerged in recent days that all Australian Super Rugby teams have had their recruitment talks with non-Wallabies players frozen in wait for news of any changes.
SANZAAR’s executive meet on Friday (AEDT) to discuss the future of the Super Rugby competition, with the possibility of axing an Australian team one of a number of options believed to be on the agenda in the vote.
Speculation over which teams would face the chop, if any, has swirled for months now and Larkham said he was keen to see it end this weekend.
In a coincidental turn of events, these two teams who face off on Friday night, though Brumbies coach Larkham slapped down the notion that it may add an extra element to the clash.
according to Luke Whitelock makes timely Super Rugby return for HighlandersRob Jefferies Luke Whitelock will return to the Highlanders lineup for their showdown with the Blues.
Luke Whitelock and Marty Banks will return for the Highlanders’ round three game against the Blues on Saturday but they will still be without 12 frontline players.
If Joe Wheeler also gets time off the bench against the Blues it will be his 50th Super Rugby cap for the Highlanders.
Star fullback Ben Smith is again missing from the Highlanders team after being concussed in week one against the Chiefs.
If Hunt does take to the field it will be his Super Rugby debut.
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Bay of Plenty hooker Sabastian Siataga, 24, could also make his Super Rugby debut off the bench while Lachlan Boshier gets the nod over Mitch Karpik as cover for Cane.
Coleman tore his left calf during last week’s 26-19 Super Rugby win over Queensland but coach Dave Wessels says he’s thankful the injury isn’t more serious.
Cane, 25, has been recuperating from a season-ending ankle injury sustained for the All Blacks against Ireland in November, and has sat out the first two weeks of Super Rugby.
The rugged 39-Test flanker did not even make the bench and was replaced in the Brumbies’ starting line-up by Ben Hyne, who will be playing only his second Super Rugby match.
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