Reds change two for trip to Dunedin

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:22

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Reds coach Nick Stiles has made two changes to the side to take on the Highlanders in their final clash of the Super Rugby season.

Caleb Timu will make his run-on debut at blindside flank, after making his Super Rugby debut off the bench last weekend.

Rob Simmons returns to his regular role of starting lock, with Kane Douglas shifting to the bench.
 
Stiles has also named two potential debutants on the bench - with Australian Under-20 captain Reece Hewat in as a reserve flank and Jayden Ngamanu as a reserve outside back.
 
Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Izaia Perese, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Duncan Paia'aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Adam Korczyk, 7 George Smith, 6 Caleb Timu, 5 Izack Rodda, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Sef Fa'agase.
Replacements: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Markus Vanzati, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Kane Douglas, 20 Reece Hewat, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Jayden Ngamanu.
 
Date: Friday July 14
Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick-off: 19.35 (17.35 ASET; 07.35 GMT)
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant referees: Jamie Nutbrown; James Doleman
TMO: Aaron Paterson

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