Wallaby Nic White returns for Brumbies

BRUMBIES halfback Nic White will make a timely return from an ankle injury for Saturday night's (AEST) clash against the Stormers in Cape Town.

The Stormers - second in the South African conference - will be tough to beat this weekend given they fell 25-17 to the Cheetahs last round.

And the Brumbies are coming off a bruising 13-10 defeat to the Waratahs last Friday night.

"We haven't managed to win over here since 2010, it's a very hostile environment and the crowd always plays a part," White said.

"They're in a very similar situation to us, having come off a tight loss to a domestic rival so they'll be right up for the game on Saturday."

The Brumbies will start their two-game tour of South Africa against the Stormers, before heading to Johannesburg to face the Lions next weekend.

The Waratahs will be out for revenge against the Western Force at nib Stadium on Saturday night.

The Force caused a major boilover in round one with a shock 25-13 bonus-point win over the defending champions in Sydney.

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika said his team was hurt and humiliated by that loss.

Hooker Heath Tessmann will be in line to notch up his 50th Super Rugby cap with the Force after joining the franchise in 2013.



CQ principal cleared after allegedly striking a student

premium_icon CQ principal cleared after allegedly striking a student

A letter circulated announcing the news to the school community.

Horrific violence towards partner but now he's free

premium_icon Horrific violence towards partner but now he's free

AFTER seven months of 30-month term, he's off to rehab

CQ DROUGHT: Floods one year to drought the next

premium_icon CQ DROUGHT: Floods one year to drought the next

Last September 176mm of rain fell. This September there was 25mm.

Local Partners