Apr 142017
 

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The Kings’ sole win has been on the road, in Singapore, against the lowly Sunwolves. Their other away games have been a tight loss to the Sharks (17-19) and last week’s high scoring encounter against the Force (41-46).

The Reds have struggled to regain the fortress feel of Suncorp but managed to win their only game of the year there, back in Round 1 against the Sharks. Since then the Reds have lost home battles to the Crusaders (20-22) and the Hurricanes (15-34). In both matches the Reds were right in the game at half time, before producing error ridden and disappointing second halves.

The Reds welcome back two key players in Quade Cooper at flyhalf and Michael Hunt at fullback. Hunt comes straight into fullback to replace Lachlan Mantaray, who failed to make an impact in his starting debut against the Brumbies, while Quade returns at scrumhalf. Cooper’s return sees Jack McIntyre drop out of the squad altogether as the teenage Stewart Hamish is preferred as his backup. The other big news is Stephen More’s absence from the match day 22 with Matt Mafi taking his starting spot at hooker and Andrew Reddy returning to the side on the bench.

With Moore absent and James Sliper injured, Samu Kerevi has been named as captain of the Reds fort he first time. Kerevi already carries such a large burden for the Reds so it will be interesting to note how the leadership impacts his play.

Other changes to the starting team include Hendrick Tui and Lukhan Tui coming into the starting side for Kane Douglas and Adam Korzcyk respectively while Kris Curidrani will join them on the bench as Isaiah Perese starts.

The Lions have made four changes to their team that lost to the Force with the loss of their halfback Malcolm Jaer perhaps the biggest loss, on the back of his four try effort against the Rebels last week. There are three further changes in the pack with both props rotated as well as one of the locks.

Players List:
Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Izaia Perese, 13 Samu Kerevi (c), 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Eto Nabul, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Lukhan Tui, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 Sef Fa’agase.

Replacements: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Kirwan Sanday, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Kane Douglas, 20 Adam Korczyk, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Chris Kuridrani.

Kings: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronje (c), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Mzwanele Zito, 3 Justin Forwood, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Chris Heiberg.

Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Irne Herbst, 20 Andisa Ntsila, 21 Johan Steyn, 22 Wandile Mjekevu, 23 Pieter-Steyn de Wet.

My first prediction is that the appointment of the match officials will anger plenty of Reds fans. Discipline is a big issue for Queensland team and to get three South African officials when playing a South African team seems a little odd.

From a match perspective, I expect the Reds to bounce back to win their first game of the season. Lions by 8.

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