Thorn shuffles backline for Bulls match
The forward pack remains unchanged from last week’s team which defeated the Brumbies 18-10.
The match will be Feauai-Sautia’s 50th Queensland and Super Rugby cap, after making his debut back in 2012. The 25-year-old has been back to his damaging best since returning from injury ahead of last year’s National Rugby Championship, spearheading Queensland Country’s attack on the way to their first title.
For the Bulls, Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard changes position again.
Pollard, who played at inside centre in a loss to the Lions last week, returns to flyhalf for the encounter in Brisbane.
Pollard played at inside centre in place of the injured Bulls captain Burger Odendaal, who remains sidelined with a rib injury he sustained in their opening match against the Hurricanes.
Johnny Kotze will play at inside centre against the Reds.
Rossouw will join Marnitz Boshoff (who made way for Pollard’s return to flyhalf) on the bench.
Jason Jenkins will take De Jager’s place on the bench.
Jenkins will make his first appearance in this year’s competition if he is called upon.
15. Aidan Toua, 14. Filipo Daugunu, 13. Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12. Samu Kerevi, 11. Eto Nabuli, 10. Jono Lance, 9. James Tuttle, 8. Caleb Timu, 7. Liam Wright, 6. Adam Korczyk, 5. Kane Douglas, 4. Izack Rodda, 3. Taniela Tupou, 2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1. James Slipper (C).
Replacements: 16. Alex Mafi, 17. JP Smith, 18. Sef Fa’agase, 19. Harry Hockings, 20. Angus Scott-Young, 21. Tate McDermott, 22. Hamish Stewart, 23. Duncan Paia’aua.
15. Warrick Gelant, 14. Travis Ismaiel, 13. Jesse Kriel, 12. Johnny Kotze, 11. Duncan Matthews, 10. Handre Pollard (C), 9. Andre Warner, 8. Nick de Jager, 7. Hanro Liebenberg, 6. Roelof Smit, 5. Lodewyk de Jager, 4. Rudolph Snyman, 3. Frans van Wyk, 2. Jaco Visagie, 1. Pierre Schoeman.
Replacements: 16. Adriaan Strauss, 17. Lizo Gqoboka, 18. Trevor Nyakane, 19. Jason Jenkins, 20. Marco van Staden, 21. Embrose Papier, 22. Marnitz Boshoff, 23. Divan Rossouw.
Courtesy of @rugby365
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