Larkham names 11 Wallabies in Brumbies side to play Hurricanes

Brumbies Head Coach Stephen Larkham has named a side with eleven Wallabies and three debutants for Friday night’s Super Rugby season opener against the Hurricanes in Canberra. Tomás Cubelli, Aidan Toua and Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin have all been named to make their Brumbies debut against last year’s beaten finalists. Scrumhalf Cubelli, who has 45-test caps for Argentina will make his Super Rugby debut after linking with the Brumbies on a two-year deal following some standout performances at the 2015 Rugby World Cup with Los Pumas. Toua, whose last visit to GIO Stadium was as a Queensland Red in 2014, has been named at fullback. 24-year old Leulua’iali’i-Makin has risen through the ranks of ACT rugby and was one of the standout performers of the UC Vikings during the 2015 National Rugby Championship. He has been named as a reserve. Also named in the match-day 23 is Andrew Smith, who will be playing his first game for the Brumbies since leaving the club at the end of
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