Super Rugby


7/12/2017

St.George Queensland Reds team to play Highlanders in Dunedin


The St.George Queensland Reds have named their side to take on the Highlanders in their final clash of the 2017 Vodafone Super Rugby season. 

Head coach Nick Stiles has made just two changes to the starting side travelling to Dunedin for the Friday night fixture.

Caleb Timu will make his run-on debut at blindside flanker, after making his Super Rugby debut off the bench last weekend, while Rob Simmons returns to his regular role of starting lock, with Kane Douglas shifting to the bench.

Stiles has also named two potential debutants on the bench, with Australian U20s captain Reece Hewat in as a reserve flanker and Jayden Ngamanu as a reserve outside back. 

Stiles said: “The side showed a lot of growth to tough out a difficult win in the dying stages of the game against the Australian Conference leaders last weekend. 

“It was a great learning experience for the young players within the group, but now the challenge is there to back it up with another strong performance against a good New Zealand outfit this Friday.”

The St.George Queensland Reds play the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin this Friday 14 July at 7:35pm (local). The match will also be broadcast live on Fox Sports.

St.George Queensland Reds side to play Highlanders
Friday 14 July, 7:35pm (local) - Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

1. Sef Fa’agase – University of Queensland
2. Stephen Moore (C) – University of Queensland
3. Taniela Tupou - Brothers
4. Rob Simmons - Sunnybank
5. Izack Rodda - Easts
6. Caleb Timu – Souths (run-on debut)
7. George Smith - Brothers
8. Adam Korczyk – University of Queensland
9. James Tuttle - GPS
10. Quade Cooper - Souths
11. Eto Nabuli - GPS
12. Duncan Paia’aua - Norths
13. Campbell Magnay - GPS
14. Izaia Perese - Easts
15. Karmichael Hunt - Norths

16. Alex Mafi – Bond University
17. Markus Vanzati - Souths
18. Sam Talakai - Brothers
19. Kane Douglas - Norths
20. Reece Hewat – Norths (potential Queensland/Super Rugby debut)
21. Moses Sorovi – University of Queensland
22. Hamish Stewart – Bond University
23. Jayden Ngamanu – Souths (potential Queensland/Super Rugby debut)