Live Super Rugby: Brumbies travel across the ditch to take on the Highlanders looking to snap Australian drought

Live Super Rugby: Brumbies travel across the ditch to take on the Highlanders looking to snap Australian drought

LIVE coverage: The Brumbies returned to the winners list last week against the Reds, but now they’re faced with one of the hardest tasks in Super Rugby — beating the Highlanders in New Zealand.

It’s been 33 matches since an Australian Super Rugby side beat a trans-Tasman rival.

The last time an Australian side beat New Zealand opposition was when the Waratahs beat the Chiefs in round 14, 2016.

The Brumbies do have history on their side at Forsyth Barr Stadium though, having beaten the Highlanders 30-19 in their only clash at the venue back in 2013.

Follow all the live action in our blog below!

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Highlanders (15-1): Ben Smith (cc), Waisake Naholo, Rob Thompson, Teihorangi Walden, Tevita Li, Lima Sopoaga, Aaron Smith, Luke Whitelock, Dillon Hunt, Shannon Frizell, Tom Franklin, Jackson Hemopo, Siate Tokolahi, Liam Coltman, Daniel Lienert-Brown

Reserves: Ash Dixon (cc), Aki Seiuli, Kalolo Tuiloma, Alex Ainley, Elliot Dixon, Kayne Hammington, Fletcher Smith, Matt Faddes

Brumbies (15-1): Tom Banks, James Dargaville, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Lealiifano, Chance Peni, Wharenui Hawera, Matt Lucas, Isi Naisarani, David Pocock, Tom Cusack, Blake Enever, Rory Arnold, Allan Alaalatoa, Folau Fainga’a, Scott Sio

Reserves: Robbie Abel, Nic Mayhew, Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, Sam Carter, Michael Oakman-Hunt, Joe Powell, Kyle Godwin, Andrew Smith

Referee: Mike Fraser

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