Super Rugby


10/13/2017

Bond University Queensland Country side named for clash against Greater Sydney Rams


Four changes have been made to the Bond University Queensland Country starting XV ahead of their clash against the Greater Sydney Rams at TG Milner Field this Saturday, 14 October, in Round 7 of the National Rugby Championship.

In the starting side, both Alex Casey and Chris Feauai-Sautia return to the match-day 23, at hooker and outside centre respectively, while Izaia Perese shifts to the wing in place of Eto Nabuli, who is unavailable for this weekend’s match due to a family bereavement. 

Souths utility back Teti Tela will also receive his first start of the 2017 season at fullback, with Paddy James shifting to the reserves. 

St.George Queensland Reds prop James Slipper will make his return to Rugby after seven months on the sideline with a torn achilles, having been named in the reserves, providing frontrow cover alongside Richie Asiata and Fred Burke. 

Former Toowoomba junior Phil Potgieter is also in-line for his first NRC cap of 2017, while fellow University of Queensland teammate Jock Campbell and Brothers’ backrower Ted Postal also return to the reserves bench. 

Queensland Country assistant coach Paul Carozza said: “While we’ve made some changes to the side this week, we’ve been able to add some experience to the match day 23. 

“Each player who’ve we’ve introduced into the starting XV has plenty of previous NRC experience, and to welcome Slipper back onto the bench is a bonus for us. 

“Slipper has worked hard since his injury to ensure his return to play via the NRC and he’s added some extra size to his frame. He’s excited to get back on the field. 

“While we secured the win last week against NSW Country, we weren’t happy with our second half performance and we’re aiming to produce a more a consistent 80-minute game this weekend. 

“The Rams will be a good challenge for us. They’ve got a number of experienced players within their side and it’s another chance for our squad to test themselves.” 

Round 7 of the NRC also marks Cancer Awareness Round across the NRC, with Queensland Country supporting the Leaukemia Foundation, alongside fellow Queensland NRC side Brisbane City. 

All matches will this weekend be played with specially coloured blue Rugby Balls as part of the promotion of Cancer Awareness Round. 

Fans are encouraged to show their support online by making a donation to the Leukemia Foundation via www.leukemia.org.au. 

The match between Queensland Country and the Greater Sydney Rams will kick off at 12:00pm AEST. Fans can tune into the live stream of the match via www.foxsports.com.au. 

Bond University Queensland Country side to face the Greater Sydney Rams: 
1. Sef Fa'agase - University of Queensland/Beaudesert 
2. Alex Casey – Souths 
3. Taniela Tupou - Brothers 
4. Harry Hockings - University of Queensland/Bowen
5. Angus Blyth - Bond University/Gold Coast 
6. Angus Scott-Young – University of Queensland  
7. Liam Wright - Easts 
8. Caleb Timu - Souths
9. James Tuttle - GPS
10. Hamish Stewart - Bond University/Toowoomba
11. Izaia Perese – Easts 
12. Duncan Paia'aua - Norths/Rockhampton 
13. Chris Feauai-Sautia – Souths  
14. Filipo Daugunu - Wests 
15. Teti Tela - Souths
Reserves
16. Richie Asiata - Easts 
17. James Slipper – Bond University/Gold Coast  
18. Fred Burke - GPS 
19. Phil Potgieter – University of Queensland/Toowoomba 
20. Ted Postal – Brothers/Townsville 
21. Tate McDermott – University of Queensland/Sunshine Coast 
22. Paddy James – Brothers 
23. Jock Campbell – University of Queensland/Gold Coast   

Broadcast information: 

Saturday 14 October
 
Greater Sydney Rams v Bond University Queensland Country
 
Fans can LIVE stream this game via www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/nrc/live-stream or download the FOX SPORTS App.
 
FOX SPORTS digital subscription can be purchased via www.foxsports.com.au/fox-sports-subscription
 
It costs $1 for the first month then $4.99 every month and includes:
NRC LIVE AND UNINTERRUPTED: Watch two NRC matches live each round, exclusive to your subscription
FULL REPLAYS OF EVERY GAME: Relive every NRC match, available only 12 hours after the final whistle

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