Reds change 4 for Hurricanes clash
Cape Town - Reds head coach Nick Stiles has made four changes to his starting XV to take on the Hurricanes in Brisbane on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 10:45 SA time.
In the forwards, lock Rob Simmons returns to the starting side in
place of injured Izack Rodda who suffered an ankle injury in last
weekend’s loss to the Jaguares.
A shuffle in the back row sees George Smith return to the starting No 7 jersey, with Adam Korczyk shifting to blindside flank and
Hendrik Tui moving to the bench.
In the backs, Chris Kuridrani returns to the starting wing for the first time since Round 2, with Izaia Perese on the bench.
Stiles has also named one potential debutant in the match-day 23, with
Queensland Under-20 flyhalf Hamish Stewart on the bench.
Stewart has been a
standout for Queensland’s Super Under-20 side, helping them secure a home
final against New South Wales at Ballymore this coming Sunday.
15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Chris Kuridrani, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Duncan
Paia’aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Scott
Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Adam Korczyk, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Rob
Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Markus Vanzati
Substitutes: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Kirwan Sanday, 18
Taniela Tupou, 19 Lukhan Tui, 20 Hendrik Tui, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Hamish
Stewart, 23 Izaia Perese