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Griffin grabs Brumbies deputy role

19/02/2003 10:42:47 PM Comments (0)

David Giffin has been named as one of the ACT Brumbies vice-captains even though he will start Saturday night's Super 12 clash with Queensland from the reserves bench.

Giffin, Justin Harrison and Stephen Larkham were today appointed as deputies to George Gregan, giving the Brumbies the most decorated leadership team in Australian rugby.

Giffin was a Brumbies vice-captain in 2001 before missing last season with a shoulder injury.

The 29-year-old wanted to start the new season in the starting team but he was unavailable for the February 7 trial against the Blues.

Selectors then preferred Harrison and Daniel Vickerman as their starting locks for the clash with the Reds, but Giffin remains the Brumbies' most experienced big man.

With the likes of Larkham in the leadership team, the Brumbies have the rugby brains to make an assault on another Super 12 title.

"Justin, David and Stephen are all international players who have years of experience in the Super 12 and also Test rugby," coach David Nucifora said.

"We've got a leadership group in this side and the vice-captaincy is about leadership on and off the field.

"These players assume a lot of responsibilities in everything that we do and they will assist George with his captaincy of the team this year."

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