Reds make two changes for Brumbies enoucnter

Reds are positioned second in Super Rugby AU table
Reds are positioned second in Super Rugby AU table

Queensland Reds head coach Brad Thorn has made two changes to the starting line-up for the 10th round of Super Rugby AU game against Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

Chris Feauai-Sautia has overcome from a calf injury and will start at right wing with Jordan Petaia shifting to outside centre replacing injured Joshua Flook.

The other change sees Harry Hoopert coming at tighthead prop in the place of Jack Straker.

“We’re expecting a good battle against the Brumbies. They’ve proved the top side this season and we’re expecting a tough contest on Saturday night," said Thorn.

“We look forward to being in front of our Queensland fans after playing the Brumbies twice in Canberra this year".

Hoopert's place in the bench is taken by JP Smith while Ruan Smith and Hunter Paisami also added among replacements.

Reds are positioned second in the Super Rugby AU table with four wins from seven games which will guarantee them a top three finish in the league stage irrespective of the result in the game.

Reds starting line-up: 15 Jock Campbell, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Filipo Daugunu, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Liam Wright (c), 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Angus Blyth, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Harry Hoopert

Reserves: 16 Josh Nasser, 17 JP Smith, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Tuaina Taii Tualima, 20 Angus Scott-Young, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Hunter Paisami