The opening match of the 2009 Super 14 is just over a couple of days away... Here is the Brumbies team named to play the Highlanders... 1. Nic Henderson 2. Stephen Moore 3. Guy Shepherson 4. Ben Hand 5. Mark Chisholm 6. Julian Salvi 7. George Smith 8. Stephen Hoiles Â© 9. Patrick Phibbs 10. Christian Lealiifano 11. Francis Fainifo 12. Stirling Mortlock 13. Adam Ashley-Cooper 14. Clyde Rathbone 15. Mark Gerrard Reserves 16. John Ulugia 17. Ben Alexander 18. Sitaleki Timani 19. Peter Kimlin 20. Joshua Holmes 21. Tyrone Smith 22. Matt Toomua Some interesting selections there with Alexander, Kimlin and Holmes all on the bench. It does make for a strong bench though. I also believe that Mitchell Chapman and Alfi Mafi weren't considered due to injury. Brumbies should easily take this one... 'should' being the operative word. There's a lot of depth, and a lot of competition for spots in the Brumbies' pack this year so none of these guys can afford to take it easy. Hopefully the Mortlock/Ashley-Cooper centre parntership fires. It's what I'd like to see for the Wallabies.