Hardman and Tune to play 100th game for Queensland


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QR Queensland Reds hooker Sean Hardman and centre Ben Tune will each play their 100th game for Queenslandin Saturdays Investec Super 14 opener at Suncorp Stadium, after being named today in the team to playthe Hurricanes.

Tune, whotoday announced his intention to retire at the end of the current Super 14 season, andHardman will become the first players since Chris Latham in 2005 tobe admitted to the exclusive club, joining 21 other Queensland greats.

Queensland will field a near Test-strength forward pack, while in the backs Andrew Brown has been called in to partner Tune in the centres and rugby league convertClinton Schifcofske will make his Super 14 debut.

Scrumhalf Nic Berry has shaken off a strong pre-season challenge from rookieWill Genia to be named in the run-on side, with Genia named on the bench.

Uncapped rookies, centre Charlie Fetoai and winger Brando Vaalu have also beennamed on the bench.

1Greg Holmes
2Sean Hardman
3Rodney Blake
4James Horwill
5Hugh McMeniman
6Mitch Chapman
7David Croft
8John Roe (c)
9Nic Berry
10Berrick Barnes
11Peter Hynes
12Andrew Brown
13Ben Tune
14Henari Veratau
15Clinton Schifcofske

16Stephen Moore
17Ben Coutts
18Ed O’Donoghue
19Tom McVerry
20Will Genia
21Charlie Fetoai
22Brando Va’alu

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