• Tapuai returns for Reds

    The Reds have made one change to their starting line-up to face the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday.

    Wallabies centre Ben Tapuai comes in at outside centre, following a hamstring injury to Chris Feauai-Sautia during training. Feauai-Sautia has returned to Brisbane to undergo scans.

    There are two changes to the replacements bench, with Albert Anae providing cover at prop and either Anthony Fainga'a or Ben Lucas filling the final spot, with the decision to be made following training on Thursday. Anae has been brought into the match 23 following a medial ligament injury to Ben Daley in last weekend's loss to the Sharks in Durban. Daley will be out for six weeks.

    Reds – 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Mike Harris, 11 Lachie Turner, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Eddie Quirk, 5 James Horwill (c), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Saia Fainga'a, 1 James Slipper.
    Subs: 16 James Hanson, 17 Albert Anae, 18 Jono Owen, 19 Ed O'Donoghue, 20 Beau Robinson, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Anthony Fainga'a/Ben Lucas, 23 Dom Shipperley.

    Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images

    Post by

    Simon Borchardt