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Reds Super rugby head coach Brad Thorn has made two changes to his starting team to play the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

Harry Hockings will start at lock for the first time this season, while backrower Angus Scott-Young has been recalled into the 23 for this weekend’s clash.

There are a further two changes to the reserves with Scott-Young’s promotion to blindside flanker seeing Lukhan Salakaia-Loto set to come on a finisher and provide impact off the bench.

After serving a five-week suspension following a dangerous tackle during Queensland’s opening pre-season fixture in Gladstone, Filipo Daugunu comes back into the side for Saturday’s match.

Reds head coach Brad Thorn said: “We’ve got a tough opponent in the Sharks. They’re on the last leg of their tour and will be looking to finish strongly.

“It’s great to be at home again this week. We love playing in front of our Queensland fans. We look forward to another good crowd on Saturday night.

“We’ll continue to work hard this week and grow our game, as the guys push towards their potential,” said Thorn.

The Reds travel to Christchurch next weekend to take on the Crusaders before returning home to host the Pretoria-based Bulls at Suncorp Stadium on 14 March

Reds

15 Jock Campbell, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Henry Speight, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright (captain), 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Harry Hockings, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith

Replacements: 16 Ed Craig, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Josh Nasser, 19 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Scott Malolua, 22 Isaac Lucas, 23 Filipo Daugunu

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