Frisby flies back into Reds XV against Rebels

Super Rugby
by Sam Phillips

After a six week hiatus, Nick Frisby is back in the Reds starting XV.

The polarising halfback has not started in the number nine jersey since being dropped for the Jaguares clash in round five and James Tuttle has made the starting spot his own over the past six weeks.

There were also some off field issues contributing to Frisby's return to club rugby but Nick Stiles has decided the time for change is now ahead of a must win clash with the Rebels.

Tuttle's omission is a surprising one and he has been left out of the 23 altogether, with Moses Sorovi to warm the pine instead.Karmichael Hunt is back for the clash with the Rebels. Photo: WalmsleyKarmichael Hunt also returns to his regular role at fullback after missing the Chiefs loss with a knee knock.

That has triggered other positional shifts in the backs.

Duncan Paia'aua shifts back to inside centre, Samu Kerevi moves to outside centre and Campbell Magnay will start on the right wing ahead of Izaia Perese.

Adam Korczyk also comes back onto the bench ahead of Leroy Houston.


Reds team to face the Rebels

1. Sef Fa’agase

2. Stephen Moore

3. Sam Talakai

4. Rob Simmons

5. Lukhan Tui

6. Hendrik Tui

7. George Smith

8. Scott Higginbotham

9. Nick Frisby

10. Quade Cooper

11. Eto Nabuli

12. Duncan Paia’aua

13. Samu Kerevi (C)

14. Campbell Magnay

15. Karmichael Hunt


16. Alex Mafi

17. Kirwan Sanday

18. Taniela Tupou

19. Izack Rodda

20. Adam Korczyk

21. Moses Sorovi

22. Hamish Stewart

23. Izaia Perese