Brumbies lag behind in chase for Wallaby spots

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AUSTRALIA’S upside-down rugby year has continued with the country’s top-ranked Super Rugby side, the Brumbies, contributing the second-fewest players to the Wallabies squad.

Following their quarter-final appearance against the Hurricanes last weekend, Brumbies players will join the rest of the wider training Wallabies squad in Newcastle on Thursday, but they will only need one maxi-taxi from the airport.

Just seven Brumbies players were named despite their Australian conference title: Scott Sio, Alan Alalaatoa, Sam Carter, Rory Arnold, Joe Powell, Tevita Kuridrani and Henry Speight.

That’s only one more player than the Melbourne Rebels, who won just one game all season and still had six players picked. The Waratahs had 10 selected, the Western Force got 11 players picked and the Queensland R…

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