Super Rugby AU Teams: All the round three lineups right here

Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 12:00 AM
by AAP
Tom Banks is back for the Brumbies in Tah week as a few familiar faces return to Suncorp Stadium

The round three Super Rugby AU teams are in and there are some big changes across the four teams playing this weekend.

Queensland's second row depth will be tested against the Force with Angus Blyth (shoulder) ruled out of Friday night's match.

Usual flanker Angus Scott-Young will start in the second row in Blyth's place alongside Lukhan Salakaia-Loto.

Chris Feauai-Sautia will start on the wing with Jock Campbell shifting to fullback and Bryce Hegarty back to the bench.

Front rower Jack Straker and Ryan Smith will come onto the bench for potential debuts against the Force.

The Force have kept their 23 relatively stable, bringing Ollie Atkins onto the bench for Johan Bardoul in the only change to the matchday squad.

On Saturday night, Karmichael Hunt has been elevated to the starting side for the Waratahs' clash with the Brumbies after a superb cameo off the bench against the Force.

He will line up at inside centre, triggering a backline reshuffle with Joey Walton pushing to 13, Alex Newsome moving onto the wing and rookie Mark Nawaqanitawase going to the bench.

In the pack, Wallaby prop Tom Robertson comes into a new-look front row after four months out with a back injury.

Tom Horton will have his first Super Rugby start at hooker, pushing Robbie Abel to the bench, while Angus Bell will also come off the pine.

Jack Dempsey makes his return to the starting XV after two weeks coming off the bench, swapping with youngster Will Harris.

Fullback Tom Banks is the major inclusion for the Brumbies in the only change to their 23.

Banks has missed the first round with stress fractures in his foot and his return will be a big boost for the ACT side.


All times AEST.

Friday July 17, 7:05pm  - Reds vs Force, Suncorp Stadium, LIVE on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. Buy tickets here. Buy a Kayo subscription here.

Saturday July 18, 7:15pm - Waratahs vs Brumbies, ANZ Stadium, LIVE on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. Buy a Kayo subscription here. Buy tickets here.


Reds to face Force

IN: Jack Straker, Ryan Smith

OUT: Angus Blyth, Josh Nasser

1. Harry Hoopert

2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa

3. Taniela Tupou

4. Angus Scott-Young

5. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto

6. Liam Wright (c)

7. Fraser McReight

8. Harry Wilson

9. Tate McDermott

10. James O’Connor

11. Filipo Daugunu

12. Hamish Stewart

13. Hunter Paisami

14. Chris Feauia-Sautia

15. Jock Campbell


16. Alex Mafi

17. Dane Zander

18. Jack Straker

19. Ryan Smith

20. Tuaina Taii Tualima

21. Scott Malolua

22. Josh Flook

23. Bryce Hegarty

Force to face Reds

IN: Ollie Atkins

OUT: Johan Bardoul

1. Angus Wagner

2. Feleti Kaitu’u

3. Kieran Longbottom

4. Jeremy Thrush

5. Fergus Lee Warner

6. Henry Stowers

7. Tevin Ferris

8. Brynard Stander

9. Ian Prior

10. Jono Lance

11. Brad Lacey

12. Nick Jooste

13. Marcel Brache

14. Byron Ralston

15. Jack McGregor


16. Andrew Ready

17. Chris Heiberg

18. Greg Holmes

19. Ollie Atkins

20. Ollie Callan

21. Jacob Abel

22. Henry Taefu

23. Kyle Godwin

Waratahs to face Brumbies

IN: Tom Robertson

OUT: Tiaan Tauakipulu

The Waratahs team to face the Brumbies.1. Tom Robertson

2. Tom Horton

3. Harry Johnson-Holmes

4. Ned Hanigan

5. Rob Simmons (C)

6. Lachlan Swinton

7. Michael Hooper

8. Jack Dempsey

9. Mitch Short

10. Will Harrison

11. Alex Newsome (VC)

12. Karmichael Hunt

13. Joey Walton

14. James Ramm

15. Jack Maddocks


16. Robbie Abel

17. Tetera Faulkner

18. Angus Bell

19. Tom Staniforth

20. Will Harris

21. Michael McDonald

22. Mark Nawaqanitawase

23. Ben Donaldson

Brumbies to face Waratahs

The Brumbies team to face the Waratahs. Photo: Getty Images1. James Slipper 

2. Folau Fainga'a 

3. Allan Alaalatoa 

4. Darcy Swain

5. Murray Douglas

6. Rob Valetini

7. Tom Cusack

8. Pete Samu

9. Joe Powell

10. Noah Lolesio

11.Tom Wright

12. Irae Simone

13. Tevita Kuridrani

14. Andy Muirhead

15. Tom Banks


16. Connal McInerney

17. Scott Sio 

18. Tom Ross

19. Locky McCaffrey

20. Will Miller

21. Issak Fines

22. Bayley Kuenzle

23. Mack Hansen

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