Test players boost Rebels

Tamati Ellison and Sean McMahon have returned to the Rebels starting XV to face the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.

Midfielder Ellison missed last weekend's match with general soreness, while blindside flank McMahon nursed a minor head injury, but both internationals have recovered in time for the Australian derby. 

In the only other change to the match 23, tighthead prop Laurie Weeks returns from a knee injury via the bench for the first time since round seven.

Rebels – 15 Mike Harris, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Sefanaia Naivalu, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Scott Higginbotham (c), 7 Jordy Reid, 6 Sean McMahon, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Paul Alo-Emile, 2 Pat Leafa, 1 Toby Smith.
Subs: 16 Tom Sexton, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Laurie Weeks, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Colby Fainga'a, 21 Luke Burgess, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Tom English.

Super Rugby teams (Round 14)

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