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The home side and their Canberra-based counterparts finished as their country’s top teams in last year’s tournament but the Brumbies had the satisfaction of finishing at the top of the Australian conference – three points ahead of the ‘Tahs – and they also beat the 2014 champions in both their matches in 2016.
The Waratahs have won 13 of their previous 16 home games against the Brumbies, though were pipped in a 26-20 loss in the last such fixture which was also played in Sydney.
Although the tournament is still in its infancy, both sides are currently amongst the also rans in the standings and are yet to deliver a convincing performance in the competition.
The Waratahs are back in Australia after a disastrous tour to South Africa in which they conceded nearly a one hundred points in their defeats to the
Lions and Sharks.
The Brumbies, meanwhile head into this clash after finally registering their first win of the campaign against the Western Force last week but they had to dig deep as they did not see of their rivals from Australia’s west coast.
Despite it being early in the season, Waratahs prop Sekope Kepu admitted there will be a lot on the line against the Brumbies.
“It’s a massive game, it’s one of those one’s you really look forward to going up against guys you know at a national level,” he said.
“They (Brumbies) bring massive experience, it’s going to be a challenge. We’ve got to be on top of our game, go out and play our game.
“In the first three games we haven’t played to our full potential. We’ve got to lead the way as a front row. In a way it’s something that I’m really looking to.”
Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea echoed Kepu’s sentiments and predicted a fierce battle.
“It’s the Local Derby. They have the two losses and we’re coming off a win. There is a lot to play for so it’s going to be a fierce encounter,” he said.
“Thiss week is a very special week for the Brumbies. Everyone gets pretty excited about playing the fellas up the road.
“This week everyone is a little more amped and training is more physical so it’s very exciting.”
Waratahs: 15 Andrew Kellaway, 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Jed Holloway, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson
Replacements: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 David Lolohea, 19 David McDuling, 20 Ned Hanigan, 21 Michael Wells, 22 Jake Gordon, 23 David Horwitz
Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Nigel Ah Wong, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Lolo Fakaosilea, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Ben Alexander
Replacements: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Leslie Leulua’Iali’i-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Ben Hyne, 21 De Wet Roos, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Andrew Smith