Reds name side for Brumbies trip
Brisbane - The Reds have named their side for Friday's return to Super
Rugby against the Brumbies in Canberra, with several new faces in their
That includes former Queensland and Australian Schoolboys
representative Jack Tuttle, who has been named to make his Reds and
Super Rugby debut at fullback. It will also be his first chance to play
with younger brother James since high school.
Wallabies lock Kane Douglas and prop Taniela Tupou are also in line
to make their Queensland debuts after being named on the bench, while
number eight Leroy Houston has been named on the bench for his first
Super Rugby game since 2011.
The side also features four returning Wallabies from the recent
three-Test series against England, with James Slipper, Greg Holmes, Nick
Frisby and Samu Kerevi all named in the starting side.
The injury to lock Rob Simmons in last weekend’s Test has presented
an opportunity for recent Australian Under-20 representative Lukhan Tui to
make his run-on debut for the Reds.
Reds co-interim head coach Nick Stiles said: "The guys are excited to be back in Super Rugby mode.
"We’re coming off a win against the Sunwolves in our last home game
and need to keep building for the remainder of the season. While we’ve
had three wins and a draw at home, we are yet to win away. The
motivation to go down to Canberra and beat the Brumbies away from home
is first and foremost in our minds.
"This Friday’s match also provides a strong opportunity for a few
promising young players, who’ve trained with us all season and now get
the chance to gain some valuable experience ahead of next year. Game
time at Super Rugby level will be invaluable for their growth and
15 Jack Tuttle, 14 Chris Kuridrani, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Henry Taefu, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Curtis Browning, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Lukhan Tui, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (captain)
Substitutes: 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 Sef Fa’agase, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Kane Douglas, 20 Leroy Houston, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Duncan Paia’aua, 23 Campbell Magnay