St.George Queensland Reds announce Round 3 team against Western Force

· Super Rugby - AU
by Reds Media Unit

The St.George Queensland Reds have made three changes to their starting side for tomorrow night’s clash against the Western Force at Suncorp Stadium.


Lock Angus Blyth has been ruled out with a minor shoulder injury seeing Angus Scott-Young slot into the secondrow in his first Vodafone Super Rugby AU start.

Following a man-of-the-match performance against the Rebels, Chris Feauai-Sautia also comes into the starting side this week on the wing, as Jock Campbell shifts to fullback. 

There are a further four changes to the bench with frontrower Jack Straker and Brothers lock Ryan Smith set to potentially make their Super Rugby and Queensland debuts. 

While prop Dane Zander and outside back Bryce Hegarty have both been named as finishers for tomorrow night. 

Reds head coach Brad Thorn said: “It’s good to be back home this week. 

“We’ve dug deep and come away with points in our last couple of games. We’re building our game and looking for improvement on Friday night.

“It’s great to have the Force back in the competition. They were competitive against the Waratahs in their first hit-out. They’ve got plenty of experience with a few Queenslanders there too. We’re expecting them to be a tough opponent.

“Jack Straker and Ryan Smith have been named in the 23 and could make their debuts. They’ve worked hard in our program and deserve their selection,” said Thorn.

Queensland play the Force at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night at 7:05pm AEST and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Kayo. Tickets are on sale now – CLICK HERE to purchase.

The Reds have their first bye of the new tournament next week before travelling to Canberra in Round 5 against the Brumbies.

St.George Queensland Reds v Force – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on 17 July at 7:05pm AEST

1. Harry Hoopert – Brothers
2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa – Sunnybank 
3. Taniela Tupou – Brothers 
4. Angus Scott-Young – University of Queensland
5. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto – Souths 
6. Liam Wright – Easts © 
7. Fraser McReight – Brothers
8. Harry Wilson – Brothers 
9. Tate McDermott – University of Queensland
10. James O’Connor – Brothers 
11. Filipo Daugunu – Wests
12. Hamish Stewart – Brothers 
13. Hunter Paisami – Wests 
14. Chris Feauai-Sautia – Souths 
15. Jock Campbell – University of Queensland

16. Alex Mafi – Bond University 
17. Dane Zander – Norths 
18. Jack Straker* – GPS 
19. Ryan Smith* – Brothers 
20. Tuaina Taii Tualima – GPS 
21. Scott Malolua – GPS
22. Josh Flook – Brothers 
23. Bryce Hegarty – GPS

*Denotes potential Super Rugby and Queensland debut