Cape Town - South African-born lock Marco
Kotze will make his Super Rugby debut for the Reds against the Brumbies in
Canberra on Friday.
The 28-year-old represented the Golden Lions
and Sharks at age-group and Vodacom Cup levels. He then joined the Falcons
before moving to Australia two years ago, when Jake White brought him to the
Brumbies. He featured heavily Brisbane City in their victorious National Rugby
Championship campaign last year, which earned him a Reds call-up.
The Reds match-day squad features Lachie
Turner returning from injury to play his first game in 2015 and scrumhalf Will
Genia playing his 100th Super Rugby game, after already earning his 100th cap
for Queensland in 2014.
According to the Reds’ official website,
seven players stand to make their Super Rugby debut for Queensland.
On debut in the starting lineup are Kotze,
prop Sam Talakai, and flyhalf Karmichael Hunt, along with prop Sef Faagase,
flank Adam Korczyk, flyhalf Duncan Paia’aua and wing Campbell Magnay on the
Kick-off for Friday’s clash at Canberra
Stadium is scheduled for 10:40 (SA time).
15 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi, 14 Chris Kuridrani,
13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Lachie Turner, 10 Karmichael Hunt, 9
Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Curtis Browning, 5 Marco Kotze, 4
James Horwill, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Saia Fainga'a, 1 James Slipper (captain)
Substitutes: 16 James Hanson, 17 Ben Daley,
18 Sef Faagase, 19 Ed O'Donoghue, 20 Adam Korczyk, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Duncan
Paia'aua, 23 Campbell Magnay