Queensland flanker Angus Scott-Young will shift to lock while winger Chris Feauai-Sautia is in the run-on side to take on the Western Force in round three of Super Rugby AU on Friday night.
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.
Feauai-Sautia has been rewarded for his impact off the bench in last round’s draw against the Rebels, and with Jock Campbell switching to fullback Bryce Hegarty is relegated to the reserves.
The Force have brought Ollie Atkins onto the bench for Johan Bardoul in the only change to their squad.
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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