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Jones holds back on finalising squad

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QR Queensland Reds Head Coach Eddie Jones has held back on finalising his team for Saturday night’s Investec Super 14 match against the Blues in Auckland to ensure that winger-turned-centre Peter Hynes has fully recovered from a sprained ankle.


A squad of 23 Reds left Brisbane this morning, with the starting 15 and seven reserves still to be decided. The final 22 must be announced no later than 24 hours before the match.


“We decided to wait a bit longer to see how Peter Hynes shapes up – it’s just a precaution,” said Jones.


Utility back Hynes was a surprise selection at inside centre against the Brumbies last weekend and provided real attacking thrust in the unfamiliar


role until he was forced off by the ankle injury.


The 23-man Reds squad is:


Forwards:


Ole Avei


Rodney Blake


Mitchell Chapman


Ben Coutts


David Croft


Sean Hardman


Herman Hunt


James Horwill


Tom McVerry


Ed O’Donoghue


John Roe (c)


Cam Treloar


Backs:


Berrick Barnes


Caleb Brown


Nic Berry


Quade Cooper


Charlie Fetoai


Will Genia


Peter Hynes


Clinton Schifcofske


Ben Tune


Brando Va’alu


Henari Veratau

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