James O’Connor will return from a minor injury and resume his role at flyhalf for the Reds against the Vodacom Bulls in Brisbane on Saturday.
The Wallabies player sat out last week’s loss to the Crusaders after picking up an ankle issue against the Sharks, but will return to the starting lineup this weekend.
Chris Feauai-Sautia shifts to outside centre to cover the loss of Hunter Paisami who has been ruled out with a knee injury.
Bryce Hegarty has been brought into the starting side and will fill the void on the right wing left by Feauai-Sautia’s positional switch.
Meanwhile, prop Dane Zander has earned his maiden Vodacom Super Rugby start following standout performances in the first three games of the season.
Reds – 15 Jock Campbell, 14 Bryce Hegarty, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Henry Speight, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Scott Malolua, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Harry Hockings, 4 Angus Blyth, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 Dane Zander.
Subs: 16 Ed Craig, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Josh Nasser, 19 Angus Scott-Young, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 Isaac Lucas, 23 Filipo Daugunu.
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