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Goromaru starts for Reds against Sunwolves



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The Reds have named their team to play the Sunwolves at Suncorp Stadium and made one change to the side with Caderyn Neville returning to the side.

Japanese Test fullback Goromaru retains his place in the starting place and will play against his fellow internationals in the Sunwolves side. The side also features Japanese Test player Hendrik Tui.

In the only change to the side lock Cadeyrn Neville returns to the starting side with Ben Matwijow shifting to the bench as a result.

Reds co-interim head coach Matt O’Connor said: “We’ve managed to keep a fairly consistent side throughout the season and this weekend is no different.

“Ben has been doing a fantastic job in his starting role for a number of weeks, but we have the benefit of being able to bring in a guy like Cadeyrn, who is a talented footballer and gets an opportunity this weekend.

“The Sunwolves are a quality outfit who were unlucky not to beat the Stormers last week and had a great win over the Jaguares recently in Tokyo. We are excited to be back home at Suncorp Stadium in front of our home fans after two away games in New Zealand. ”

“We need to learn the lessons from the Crusaders and Hurricanes games and ensure we put out a season’s best 80-minute performance.”

Queensland Reds

1. James Slipper (C) , 2. Andrew Ready , 3. Greg Holmes , 4. Cadeyrn Neville , 5. Rob Simmons , 6. Hendrik Tui , 7. Liam Gill , 8. Curtis Browning , 9. Nick Frisby , 10. Jake McIntyre , 11. Eto Nabuli , 12. Anthony Fainga’a , 13. Campbell Magnay , 14. Chris Feauai-Sautia , 15. Ayumu Goromaru

Replacements 16. Matt Mafi , 17. Sef Fa’agase , 18. Sam Talakai , 19. Ben Matwijow , 20. Michael Gunn , 21. James Tuttle , 22. Duncan Paia’aua , 23. Junior Laloifi

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