Ebene News – AU – 2021 Super Rugby AU: Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs Live Coverage, Results, Score, Report, Highlights

Stranger still, James O’Connor will captain the Reds following the pre-season injury to back rower Liam Wright

The Reds narrowly failed in the inaugural AU Super Rugby final, narrowly passing to the Brumbies in Canberra last September

But they are expected to do better in 2021, with many of their young guns, including the full-back Wallabies who pair Fraser McReight and Harry Wilson and the midfield combo of Hunter Paisami and Jordan Petaia, one year older

They will face an inexperienced team from the Waratahs, who have lost test captain Michael Hooper and Wallabies centurion Rob Simmons from their team.

And while the Waratahs received another heavy blow earlier in the week with the news that Jack Dempsey is leaving the club at the end of the season, the Waratahs will be keen to cause an early ambush in Brisbane as Taniela Tupou will come off the bench and NRL rookie Suli Vunavalu has been withdrawn

REDS (15-1): Jock Campbell, Jordan Petaia, Hunter Paisami, Hamish Stewart, Filipo Daugunu, James O’Connor, Tate McDermott; Harry Wilson, Fraser McReight, Angus Scott-Young, Seru Uru, Angus Blyth, Feao Fotuaika, Alex Mafi, Dane Zander

Reserves: Richie Asiata, Harry Hoopert, Taniela Tupou, Ryan Smith, Tuania Taii Tualima, Moses Sorovi, Bryce Hegarty, Ilaisa Droasese

WARATAHS (15-1): Jack Maddocks, Alex Newsome, Izaia Perese, Joey Walton, James Ramm, Will Harrison, Jake Gordon; Jack Dempsey, Carlo Tizzano, Will Harris, Jack Whetton, Sam Caird, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Tom Horton, Angus Bell

Reserves: David Porecki, Tetera Faulkner, Sio Tatola, Jeremy Williams, Hugh Sinclair, Jack Grant, Tane Edmed, Mark Nawaqanitawase

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Ebene News – AU – Super Rugby AU 2021: Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs live, results, score, report, highlights

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