Two of South Africa's forgotten rugby sons have found a new lease of life after their careers took turns for the worse.
Brumbies players and team staff have been hit with a mumps outbreak, meaning many personnel will be unavailable to travel to Hamilton for the Round 4 clash against the Chiefs.
Jordan Petaia will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season with scans confirming the Wallabies' centre will need surgery on his dislocated shoulder.
Hurricanes match-winner Ben Lam will depart at the end of the Super Rugby season to take up a contract with French club Bordeaux.
Highlanders winger Sio Tomkinson has been slapped with a three-week suspension for his hit on Tom Banks, but that will be of little comfort to the Brumbies.
Agonising losses by the Brumbies and Reds over the weekend means the collective cross-conference record of the Australian teams sits at 0-6. It is not what Rugby Australia needs amid its broadcast negotiations.
Venue: AAMI Park
4:15 AM, March 20, 2020