Coach Brad Thorn has made four changes to the Reds side for their match against the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus on Saturday.
Chris Feauai-Sautia returns from a hamstring injury to start at outside centre in place of Sefa Naivalu, who is being rested in accordance with Rugby Australia’s workload management policy.
Outside back Aidan Toua earns his first start this season on the right wing, with Jack Hardy shifting to 11, and Filipo Daugunu dropping out of the match-day squad.
In the pack, tighthead prop Taniela Tupou and hooker Alex Mafi come into the starting front row.
Reds – 15 Hamish Stewart, 14 Jack Hardy, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Samu Kerevi (c), 11 Aidan Toua, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Harry Hockings, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith.
Subs: 16 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Angus Blyth, 20 Angus Scott-Young, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Duncan Paia’aua, 23 Jock Campbell.
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