This Friday from 6.05 (Argentine time), Reds and Western Force will open the third date of the Super Rugby Australia, in a duel that can be enjoyed live on ESPN Play.
On the side of the locals, who come from beating Waratahs and drawing against Rebels, the second line Angus Blyth has been ruled out due to a small shoulder injury. His place will be occupied by Angus Scott-Young, in what will be his official debut as a starter in the Queensland team for the Australian competition.
On the other hand, after being one of the team’s highest points at 18-18 before last week’s Rebels coming off the bench, wing Chris Feauai-Sautia earned a spot on the starting team, so Jock Campbell will double as fullback.
On the bench of the substitutes, they will be waiting for their official debut in the competition Jack Straker and Ryan Smith.
In the lead-up to a highly attractive duel that will open the third day of the tournament, head coach Brad Thorn said: “It is good to be back home this week. We are building our game and looking for improvements,” he began.
Already referring to the rival this Friday, he added: “It’s great to have Force back in the competition. They were very competitive against Waratahs and they have a lot of experience.”
Reds: 1 Harry Hoopert, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 3 Taniela Tupou, 4 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 6 Liam Wright (c), 7 Fraser McReight, 8 Harry Wilson, 9 Tate McDermott, 10 James O’Connor , 11 Filipo Daugunu, 12 Hamish Stewart, 13 Hunter Paisami, 14, Chris Feauai-Sautia, 15 Jock Campbell.
Substitutes: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Dane Zander, 18 Jack Straker, 19 Ryan Smith, 20 Tuaina Taii Tualima, 21 Scott Malolua, 22 Josh Flook, 23 Bryce Hegarty.
Place: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.
Referee: Nic Berry.
Assistant referees: Damon Murphy, Jordan Way.
TMO: Brett Cronan.