Second-row depth tested at Reds for Western Force showdown
Testing the Reds’ depth in the second row, Angus Blyth has been ruled out with a minor shoulder injury which means Scott-Young will move there in his first start of the new competition.
Reds coach Brad Thorn said he was happy to be back at Suncorp Stadium and hosting the Force.
“We’ve dug deep and come away with points in our last couple of games,” Thorn said.
“It’s great to have the Force back in the competition and they were competitive against the Waratahs in their first hit-out.
“They’ve got plenty of experience with a few Queenslanders there too so we’re expecting them to be a tough opponent.”
Reds: Jock Campbell, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Hunter Paisaimi, Hamish Stewart, Filipo Daugunu, James O’Connor, Tate McDermott, Harry Wilson, Fraser McReight, Liam Wright, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Angus Scott-Young, Taniela Tupou, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Harry Hoopert. Reserves: Alex Mafi, Dane Zander, Jack Straker, Ryan Smith, Tuaina Taii Tualima, Scott Malolua, Josh Flook, Bryce Hegarty.
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