Round Two of Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU this weekend and all the team news is here from 6pm AEDT Wednesday 24 February.
The Queensland Reds host the Melbourne Rebels on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium from 7.45pm AEDT to open Round Two.
Then, on Saturday night, the NSW Waratahs travel down the Hume Highway to face old rivals, the Brumbies at GIO Stadium in Canberra from 7.45pm AEDT.
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All your team news here from 6pm AEDT ahead of Round Two of Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU.
Friday 26 February 7:45pm AEDT - Queensland Reds vs Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium, ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport.
Reds headline recruit Suliasi Vunivalu has been named for his Super Rugby debut after serving a one-match suspension served by the QRU.
Vunivalu is one of four changes to Brad Thorn's side with star prop Taniela Tupou returning to his starting role.
Reds head coach Brad Thorn said: “It’s great to have another home game in front of our Queensland fans at the start of the season.
“You saw some good things last week, but there’s room for improvement and areas we need to work on.
“The Rebels had the bye in Round 1 and will be looking to open their account, so we’re expecting a tough contest from them.
“Three guys made their debuts last week and we could have another two on Friday which is great for the growth and depth of Queensland Rugby,” said Thorn.
Meanwhile the Rebels have started a recruit of their own with Joe Powell set for his first game since helping the Brumbies to the Super Rugby title last year.
The diminutive number 9 will partner with new captain Matt To'omua in the halves while versatile back Reece Hodge is at inside centre.
REDS: (1-15): Dane Zander, Alex Mafi, Taniela Tupou, Angus Blyth, Seru Uru, Angus Scott-Young, Fraser McReight, Harry Wilson, Tate McDermott, James O'Connor (c), Filipo Daugunu, Hamish Stewart, Hunter Paisami, Jordan Petaia, Jock Campbell
Reserves: Josh Nasser, Harry Hoopert, Feao Fotuaika, Ryan Smith, Sam Wallis, Moses Sorovi, Bryce Hegarty, Suliasi Vunivalu
INs: Josh Nasser, Sam Wallis, Suliasi Vunivalu
OUTs: Richie Asiata, Tuaina Taii Tualima, Ilaisa Droasese
REBELS (1-15): Cabous Eloff, Jordan Uelese, Pone Faamausili, Steve Cummins, Trevor Hosea, Brad Wilkin, Richard Hardwick, Michael Wells, Joe Powell, Matt To'omua (c), Marika Koroibete, Reece Hodge, Stacey Ili, Lachlan Anderson, Tom Pincus
Reserves: Ed Craig, Isaac Aedo Kailea, Rhys van Nek, Rob Leota, Josh Kemeny, James Tuttle, Glen Vaihu, Frank Lomani
Saturday 27 February 7:45pm AEDT – Brumbies vs NSW Waratahs at GIO Stadium, ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport and simulcast on 9Gem.
The Brumbies have made just the one injury enforced change for their clash with the Tahs, with Connal McInerney promoted in the absence of hooker Folau Fainga'a who has succumbed to a toe injury.
Rising star Lachlan Lonergan takes his spot amongst the reserves as the Brumbies aim to go two-from-two to start their Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU title defence.
Rob Penney meanwhile has made four changes, with injury and suspension decimating his side for their trip to the Capital.
Lachlan Swinton returns after serving his suspension during last year's Test season while Jack Grant and Tepai Moeroa replace Jake Gordon and Joey Walton respectively.
New skipper Alex Newsome shifts to outside centre with Mark Nawaqanitawase to start on the right wing.
BRUMBIES (1-15): James Slipper, Connal McInerney, Allan Alaalatoa (c), Darcy Swain, Cadeyrn Neville, Rob Valetini, Jahrome Brown, Pete Samu, Nic White, Noah Lolesio, Mack Hansen, Irae Simone, Len Ikitau, Andy Muirhead, Tom Banks
Reserves: Lachlan Lonergan, Harry Lloyd, Tom Ross, Nick Frost, Tom Cusack, Ryan Lonergan, Reesjan Pasitoa, Issak Fines-Leleiwasa
INs: Lachlan Lonergan
OUTs: Folau Fainga'a (toe)
WARATAHS (1-15): Angus Bell, Tom Horton, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Sam Caird, Jack Whetton, Lachlan Swinton, Carlo Tizzano, Jack Dempsey, Jack Grant, Will Harrison, James Ramm, Tepai Moeroa, Alex Newsome (c), Mark Nawaqanitawase, Jack Maddocks
Reserves: David Porecki, Tetera Faulkner, Sio Tatola, Jeremy Williams, Hugh Sinclair, Henry Robertson, Tane Edmed, Triston Reilly
INs: Lachlan Swinton, Tepai Moeroa, Triston Reilly, Henry Robertson
OUTs: Will Harris, Jake Gordon, Joey Walton, Izaia Perese
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