Kuridrani wings it for Reds

Chris Kuridrani has returned to the Reds' starting lineup for their clash with the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.

Kuridrani replaces Chris Feauai-Sautia, who has been ruled out with concussion, in the only change to the team that lost to the Chiefs in Brisbane.

Saturday’s match will be the 300th between Queensland and New South Wales, after the sides first met in 1882.

They have met 23 times in Vodacom Super Rugby since 1996, with 13 wins to the Reds, 10 to the Waratahs and one draw.

Reds – 15 James O’Connor, 14 Chris Kuridrani, 13 Karmichael Hunt, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Lachie Turner, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 1 James Slipper (c).
Subs: (two players to be omitted) 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 Pettowa Paraka, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Ed O’Donoghue, 20 Beau Robinson, 21 Hendrik Tui, 22 Nick Frisby, 23 Jake McIntyre, 24 Ben Tapuai, 25 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi.

Super Rugby teams (Round 18)

Photo: Patrick Hamilton/AFP Photo

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