Smith, Simmons back for Reds

Super Rugby
by Sam Phillips

Normal order has resumed at Ballymore, with George Smith and Rob Simmons back in the starting XV to take on the Hurricanes.

The star pair were not named in the 23 that lost to the Lions, though Smith was a late inclusion on the bench in place of Leroy Houston.

Smith comes in for Hendrik Tui, while Simmons slots in for Izack Rodda, who picked up an ankle injury in the 22-8 loss to the Jaguares.

Chris Kuridrani also comes in for Izaia Perese on the right wing.George Smith is back in the starting XV. Photo: Getty ImagesExciting flyhalf prospect Hamish Stewart has been named on the bench.

He has been superb for the Queensland U20s in their undefeated Super U20s campaign and will be eager to make his Super Rugby debut.

TEAM

IN: Rob Simmons, Hamish Stewart

OUT: Izack Rodda, Lachlan Maranta

Reds team to take on the Hurricanes

1. Markus Vanzati

2. Stephen Moore (C)

3. Sam Talakai

4. Rob Simmons

5. Kane Douglas

6. Adam Korczyk

7. George Smith

8. Scott Higginbotham

9. James Tuttle

10. Jake McIntyre

11. Eto Nabuli

12. Duncan Paia’aua

13. Samu Kerevi

14. Chris Kuridrani

15. Karmichael Hunt

Reserves

16. Andrew Ready

17. Kirwan Sanday

18. Taniela Tupou

19. Lukhan Tui

20. Hendrik Tui

21. Nick Frisby

22. Hamish Stewart

23. Izaia Perese

Hurricanes team to take on the Reds

1. Chris Eves

2. Ricky Riccitelli

3. Jeff Toomaga-Allen

4. Mark Abbot

5. Michael Fatialofa

6. Brad Shields

7. Callum Gibbins

8. Ardie Savea

9. TJ Perenara

10. Beauden Barrett

11. Julian Savea

12. Ngani Laumape

13. Matt Proctor

14. Vince Aso

15. Jordie Barrett

Reserves

16. Leni Apisai

17. Ben May

18. Mike Kainga

19. Sam Lousi

20. Reed Prinsep

21. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi

22. Otere Black

23. Pita Ahki

The Reds take on the Hurricanes at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night, kicking off at 7:45PM AEDT, broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS and on RUGBY.com.au.

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