Jordan Petaia starts for Reds for Super Rugby AU clash against Waratahs

Reds have two wins from four games
Reds have two wins from four games

Queensland Reds have made a solitary change to the starting line-up for the upcoming Super Rugby AU game against Waratahs.

Jordan Petaia, who recently returned from an injury is back in the starting XV replacing Chris Feauai-Sautia at right wing with the latter missing out due to a calf problem.

There are three more changes on the bench with Zane Nonggorr set to make his debut for the club after being named among the replacements while lock Tuaina Taii Tualima is back along with Josh Flook.

“It’s a great rivalry this – Queensland and New South Wales. There’s plenty of history between the two teams. They’re always a tough opponent and we’re looking forward to the contest," said Queensland Reds head coach Brad Thorn.

“Our defence, physicality and the effort from the guys has been great, but we’ve got a lot to improve on moving forward.

“It’s good to have Jordy fit and firing again. For a first hit-out he reminded us how special a player he is with a few special moments in the game that only Jordy can do".

Queensland Reds line-up: 15 Jock Campbell, 14 Jordan Petaia, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Filipo Daugunu, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Scott Malolua, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Angus Blyth, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Dane Zander

Reserves: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Jack Straker, 18 Zane Nonggorr, 19 Tuaina Taii Tualima, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Josh Flook

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