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Revenge could well be in the air in Canberra this weekend as the Brumbies look to settle a 2016 score with the Highlanders in Super Rugby.

After bowing out at the quarter-final stage last year in controversial fashion at the hands of the New Zealanders, past hurt may resurface for the Brumbies as they look to make it three wins on the bounce this season, following victories against the Western Force and Waratahs.

The Brumbies felt they had scored a second-half try in that last-eight match but the officials said otherwise as the Highlanders held on, booking a place in the semi-finals, which meant the likes of Stephen Moore, David Pocock and Matt Toomua would say farewell with no title.

The Highlanders would then lose at the Lions in the next round and including that defeat into this campaign, they have now lost four games in succession. It’s fair to say injuries and the conference system hasn’t helped their cause but this is still a worrying start from them.

In past meetings between these two the Highlanders hold the upper hand as they have won their last two clashes with the Brumbies; the last time they won more in succession was a three-game streak from 2001 to 2003. What makes things worse for the Brumbies is that they have won just one of their last nine matches against New Zealand teams, with their eight defeats in that run coming by an average margin of 16.5 points.

The statistics further back a Highlanders’ success on Saturday as they’ve won on five of their last six visits to Australia, keeping their opponent tryless in two of their last three such fixtures. That will be music to the ears of Highlanders fans as they look for a much-needed win.

What the numbers fail to account for however is injuries and it is clear that the visitors will miss those currently on the treatment table, which is why there’s more than a sense the Brumbies have the slight edge that will get them over the finish line with their noses in front.

They are the ones with their tails up and in sport momentum can be crucial, with the Australians seeming primed to keep their good run of form going.

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Players List:

Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Blake Enever, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Robbie Abel, 1 Nic Mayhew

Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Rory Arnold, 20 Tom Staniforth, 21 Lolo Fakaosilea, 22 De Wet Roos, 23 Jordan Jackson-Hope

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith (c), 14 Patelesio Tomkinson, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Richard Buckman, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Fletcher Smith, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Dillon Hunt, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown

Replacements: 16 Greg Pleasants-Tate, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Siosuia Halanukonuka, 19 Joe Wheeler, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Matt Faddes

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