Home team Away Team

Reds

  • Davies, Schatz, Gill,
    Conversions: Cooper (2),
19 - 19

Brumbies

  • Lealifano,
    Penalty goals: Lealifano (4),
    Conversions: Lealifano,
  • Super Rugby
  • Overall Group
  • 20th Apr 2013
  • KO 10:40
  • Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Reds v Brumbies - Super Rugby match preview

Last updated: 18th April 2013  

Brumbies number eight Fotu Auelua powering on

Fotu Auelua: Named at No 8 for the Brumbies

Digby ioane reds bulls

Digby Ioane: Returns to wing for the Reds

Related links

Teams

Also see

The Reds have recalled fit-again winger Digby Ioane for Saturday's visit of the Brumbies.

The Australia international has been sidelined for the past two weeks with a knee injury, however Ioane has been declared fit to return.

Ioane comes into the side for the benched Dom Shipperley, with Rod Davies retaining his place after he double against the Chiefs.

The only other change among the replacements sees Saia Faingaa provide cover at hooker.

The Brumbies, who have a two-point lead over the Reds in the standings, welcome back Fotu Auelua and Tevita Kuridrani.

Auelua comes into the back row at No 8, with Ben Mowen moving to blindside and Jordan Smiler dropping to the bench.

With Andrew Smith sidelined with a hamstring injury, Kuridrani takes over at outside centre. Clyde Rathbone will provide cover from the bench.

Reds: 15 Jono Lance, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Anthony Faingaa, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 1 Greg Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 3 James Slipper, 4 Rob Simmons, 5 James Horwill (c), 6 Eddie Quirk, 7 Liam Gill, 8 Jake Schatz.
Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Ben Daley, 18 Ed O'Donoghue, 19 Jarrad Butler, 20 Ben Lucas, 21 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 22 Dom Shipperley.

Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 1 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 3 Dan Palmer, 4 Peter Kimlin, 5 Sam Carter, 6 Ben Mowen, 7 George Smith, 8 Fotu Auelua.
Replacements: 16 Siliva Siliva, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Jordan Smiler, 19 Colby Faingaa, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Pat McCabe, 22 Clyde Rathbone.

SkyBet
Click here for more betting
Forthcoming Super Rugby Fixtures
TimeFixture
Super Rugby
Friday 13th February
Super Rugby
06:35Crusaders vs Melbourne Rebels
08:40Brumbies vs Reds
17:10Lions vs Hurricanes
Saturday 14th February
06:35Blues vs Chiefs
15:05Sharks vs Cheetahs
17:05Bulls vs Stormers
Sunday 15th February
06:05Waratahs vs Western Force
Friday 20th February
06:35Chiefs vs Brumbies
08:40Melbourne Rebels vs Waratahs
17:10Bulls vs Hurricanes
Saturday 21st February
06:35Highlanders vs Crusaders
08:40Reds vs Western Force
15:05Stormers vs Blues
17:10Sharks vs Lions
Friday 27th February
06:35Highlanders vs Reds
11:00Western Force vs Hurricanes
17:10Cheetahs vs Blues
Saturday 28th February
06:35Chiefs vs Crusaders
08:40Melbourne Rebels vs Brumbies
15:05Bulls vs Sharks
17:10Lions vs Stormers
Friday 6th March
06:35Chiefs vs Highlanders
08:40Brumbies vs Western Force
Saturday 7th March
06:35Blues vs Lions
08:40Reds vs Waratahs

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com