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Carter back for Brumbies' Rebels clash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 13/04/2017 Matt Coughlan

Brumbies co-captain Sam Carter will lead his side in to battle against the Melbourne Rebels as they bid for an 11th-straight Super Rugby derby win.

Inside centre Kyle Godwin (broken hand) and No. 8 Jordan Smiler are out injured and will be replaced by Andrew Smith and Jarrad Butler respectively in Saturday night's match at AAMI Park.

Carter's return from being rested pushes Blake Enever to the bench while former Australian sevens representative Tom Cusack is in line to make his Super Rugby debut from the bench.

Brumbies: Aidan Toua, Henry Speight, Tevita Kuridrani, Andrew Smith, Tom Banks, Wharenui Hawera, Joe Powell, Jarrad Butler, Chris Alcock, Scott Fardy, Sam Carter (capt), Rory Arnold, Allan Alaalatoa, Robbie Abel, Scott Sio. Res: Saia Fainga'a, Nic Mayhew, Ben Alexander, Blake Enever, Tom Staniforth, Tom Cusack, De Wet Roos, Jordan Jackson-Hope.

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