The Reds have made two changes to their starting XV ahead of the big derby against the Waratahs in Brisbane on Saturday.
Coach Richard Graham has welcomed back experienced campaigners James Horwill and Ben Tapuai to the run-on team, as they look to recover from a disappointing start to the new season.
Horwill's return sees South African Marco Kotze moving to the reserves bench, while Tapuai has made a return from injury and replaces Samu Kerevi, who has not recovered from a dead leg suffered last week.
Reds – 15 Lachie Turner, 14 Chris Kuridrani, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Anthony Fainga’a, 11 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 James Horwill, 4 Dave McDuling, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Saia Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper (c).
Subs: 16 James Hanson, 17 Ben Daley, 18 Sef Faagase, 19 Marco Kotze, 20 Curtis Browning, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Sam Johnson, 23 Campbell Magnay.
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