• Reds change three

    The Reds welcome back James Horwill to their starting XV to face the Brumbies in Brisbane on Saturday.

    Horwill was a late withdrawal from last week’s clash against the Waratahs, but has been declared fit and replaces Dave McDuling in the run-on side.

    Among the backs, there are two injury-enforced changes, with Lachie Turner and James O’Connor ruled out. 

    Turner, who's on an automatic one-game stand down after suffering a second successive concussion last week, is replaced by teenager Campbell Magnay on the wing, while Ben Tapuai comes in at fullback for O'Connor who has a recurring leg injury.

    Meanwhile, the Brumbies have selected the same starting XV for the clash. 

    Reds – 15 Ben Tapuai, 14 Chris Kuridrani, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Anthony Fainga’a, 11 Campbell Magnay, 10 Nick Frisby, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 James Horwill, 4 Marco Kotze, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Saia Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper (c).
    Subs: 16 James Hanson, 17 Ben Daley, 18 Sef Faagase, 19 Dave McDuling, 20 Curtis Browning, 21 Scott Gale, 22 Sam Johnson, 23 Tom Banks.

    Brumbies – 15 Robbie Coleman, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Leali'ifano, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 Jarrad Butler, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 Scott Sio.
    Subs: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 JP Smith, 19 Jordan Smiler, 20 Blake Enever, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Lausii Taliauli, 23 James Dargaville.

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    Mariette Adams