Frisby to fill Genia’s boots

The Reds have made just one change to their side to face the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.

Reds coach Richard Graham would've been relieved to see a number of his Wallabies come through the series against France unscathed. James Slipper, Rob Simmons and James Horwill have all been named among the starting XV. Will Genia is the exception, having been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery last week.

His place in the side is taken by Nick Frisby, in the only change from the 38-31 victory over the Highlanders in the week prior to the international break.

Meanwhile, Australia U20 captain Sean McMahon returns to the Rebels' starting lineup at blindside flank, with Colby Fainga'a switching to openside.

Jack Debreczeni will make his run-on debut at fullback, after playing in the Rebels' previous two matches as a replacement.

Rebels – 15 Jack Debreczeni, 14 Jason Woodward, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Tom English, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Scott Higginbotham (c), 7 Colby Fainga'a, 6 Sean McMahon, 5 Luke Jones, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Pat Leafa, 1 Toby Smith.
Subs: 16 Shota Horie, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Paul Alo-Emile, 19 Hugh Pyle, 20 Scott Fuglistaller, 21 Nic Stirzaker, 22 Telusa Veainu, 23 Tom Kingston.

Reds – 15 Mike Harris, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Anthony Fainga'a, 11 Dom Shipperley, 10 Ben Lucas, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Beau Robinson, 6 Curtis Browning, 5 James Horwill (c), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 1 James Slipper.
Subs: 16 Saia Fainga'a, 17 Albert Anae, 18 Ben Daley, 19 Dave McDuling, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Samuela Kerevi, 22 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi, 23 Lachie Turner.

Super Rugby teams (Round 17)

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