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Beating the defending champions is no mean feat and a Brumbies victory would be a momentous one as it would be the first triumph by an Australian side against New Zealand opposition in the 2017 competition.
This, after teams from the Land of the Long White Cloud won 25 matches on the trot against their Tasman rivals this year.
The Brumbies finished the 2017 regular season as the Australian Conference champions with a record of six wins and nine losses including a 56-21 loss to the Hurricanes in Napier in Round 9.
Overall the Hurricanes have played the Brumbies 23 times with the men from Canberra holding a 13-10 overall win-loss advantage. The Brumbies hold an 8-4 advantage at GIO Stadium.
The two clubs have faced each other twice before in play-off matches with the Brumbies winning 33-20 in Canberra in 1997 and the Hurricanes winning 29-9 in Wellington in 2015.
The Brumbies have won five of their last seven games against the Hurricanes (L2), although their two defeats in that run came in their last three meetings; they also conceded their equal most ever points against the Wellington side in their most recent clash (56).
Although his side scored a half century of points in a one-sided win against the Brumbies earlier this year, Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd said his squad are preparing for a tough battle in Canberra.
“The Brumbies are a quality side and we’re not reading anything into their results this season,” he said.
“They have a proven record in Super Rugby over a long period and will be hard to beat at home.”
Despite playing at home, Brumbies skipper Sam Carter concedes that his side are the underdogs but said that does not faze them.
“We’re more than happy to take the underdog tag,” he said.
“That’s historically what the Brumbies have been over the past 20-odd years and we really enjoy that side of the game.”
Carter expects a tough assignment but said his side are ready for the challenge.
“They’re dangerous as we learnt earlier in the year in Napier,” he added.
“We were up 21-14 at halftime and playing some good footy. But in the second half we played too much in our end of the field and gave them too many opportunities.
“If you do that against a team like the Hurricanes then they can really capitalise and hurt you. I think we need to play smart football and sticking to our strengths such as the set-piece and breakdown.”
Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Andrew Smith, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter (c), 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Scott Sio
Replacements: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Ben Alexander, 18 Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Christian Lealiifano
Hurricanes: 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Jordie Barrett, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Brad Shields, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Mark Abbott,3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May
Replacements: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Loni Uhila, 19 Reed Prinsep, 20 Callum Gibbins, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Cory Jane