Super Rugby

Reds change 2 for Sharks clash

Brisbane - Reds head coach Brad Thorn has made two changes to his starting side for Saturday's Super Rugby match against the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium.

Kick-off is at 10:15 (SA time).

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Harry Hockings will start at lock for the first time this season, while back-row Angus Scott-Young has been recalled for this weekend's clash.

There are a further two changes to the bench, with Scott-Young's promotion to blindside flanker seeing Lukhan Salakaia-Loto set to come on as a finisher and provide impact off the bench.

After serving a five-week suspension following a dangerous tackle during the Reds' opening pre-season fixture in Gladstone, Filipo Daugunu comes back into the squad for Saturday's match.

"We've got a tough opponent in the Sharks. They're on the last leg of their tour and will be looking to finish strongly," Thorn said.

"It's great to be at home again this week. We love playing in front of our Queensland fans. We look forward to another good crowd on Saturday night.

"We'll continue to work hard this week and grow our game, as the guys push towards their potential."

Teams:

Reds

15 Jock Campbell, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Henry Speight, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright (captain), 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Harry Hockings, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith

Substitutes: 16 Ed Craig, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Josh Nasser, 19 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Scott Malolua, 22 Isaac Lucas, 23 Filipo Daugunu

Sharks

15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (c), 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Sanele Nohamba, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Jeremy Ward

-TEAMtalk media

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