Higginbotham to return for Stormers clash

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 05:54

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: The Queensland Reds have announced a 27-man squad for their upcoming tour of Argentina and South Africa.

The Reds departed on Sunday for Buenos Aires, to begin preparations for their second overseas match against the Jaguares in as many years. They will then head to Cape Town to play the Stormers, in their first match there since 2016.
The squad features the matchday 23 from Saturday's 20-14 win over the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium, plus newly-signed prop Ruan Smith, hooker Andrew Ready, No.8 Scott Higginbotham and utility back Ben Lucas.
Higginbotham will be available for selection in the second week of the tour, at the conclusion of his three-match suspension. Meanwhile, returning Reds utility Lucas is fit and pushing for selection after recovering from a knee injury sustained during pre-season training.
Queensland Reds tour squad: 

Forwards: Sef Fa'agase, James Slipper, Jean-Pierre Smith, Ruan Smith, Taniela Tupou, Alex Mafi, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Andrew Ready, Kane Douglas, Harry Hockings, Izack Rodda, Scott Higginbotham, Adam Korczyk, Angus Scott-Young, Caleb Timu, Liam Wright.

Backs: Tate McDermott, James Tuttle, Jono Lance, Hamish Stewart, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Samu Kerevi, Duncan Paia'aua, Filipo Daugunu, Ben Lucas, Eto Nabuli, Aidan Toua.

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Sat, 24 March 2018
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Kings v Treviso 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors 15h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Saracens v Harlequins 15h00 London
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