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    Penalty goals: McKibbin,
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  • 23rd Feb 2013
  • KO 08:40
  • Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Reds v Waratahs - Super Rugby match preview

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Ewen McKenzie makes two changes to the Queensland Reds starting line-up ahead of their Super Rugby grudge match with the Waratahs on Saturday.

McKenzie has decided to ring the changes following The Reds 24-6 defeat to the Brumbies last week, and is hoping for a more positive result this time out at Suncorp Stadium.

Youngster Chris Feauai-Sautia has earned an opportunity at outside centre, replacing Aidan Toua in the No 13 jersey - the young flyer having featured in three straight matches following an off-season rehabilitating his hamstring.

Rob Simmons - who will play his milestone 50th game for Queensland - will be joined in the second row by lock Ed O'Donoghue who comes in for Adam Wallace-Harrison. Anthony Faingaa has also been ruled out through injury.


Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika will take charge for the first time as his new side take on arch-rivals Queensland.

Cheika will hand Israel Foloa his Super Rugby debut when he pulls on the No 15 jersey, and in-form youngster Tom Kingston earns a spot on the left wing alongside him. Wallaby Drew Mitchell completes the back three.

Fly-half Bernard Foley has recovered from an ankle injury to feature in a backline that also includes Adam Ashley-Cooper and Tom Carter. Dave Dennis skippers the side for the first time.

Up front, prop Jeremy Tilse earns his maiden Super Rugby start, completing an otherwise all-Wallaby pack hoping to get the 'Tahs off to the best possible start to their campaign.

Reds: 15 Mike Harris, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Chris F'Sautia, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Ben Lucas, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Eddie Quirk, 5 Ed O'Donoghue, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 James Slipper (c), 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Greg Holmes
Replacements: 16 James Hanson, 17 Albert Anae, 18 Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19 Jarrad Butler, 20 Nick Frisby, 21 Jono Lance, 22 Luke Morahan.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Drew Mitchell, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Tom Carter, 11 Tom Kingston, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbon, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Dave Dennis (c), 6 Michael Hooper, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Jeremy Tilse
Replacements: 16 John Ulugia, 17 Benn Robinson, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Mitchell Chapman, 20 Lopeti Timani, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Ben Volavola.

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