The Queensland Reds have announced a 27-man squad for their upcoming two-week tour of South Africa.
The Reds depart for Johannesburg tomorrow morning to begin preparations for their first match against the Bulls in Pretoria early next Sunday morning, before they travel to Durban for their Round 10 clash against the Sharks.
The squad features the matchday 23 from last night’s 24-12 win against the Stormers, minus Filipo Daugunu, Isaac Lucas and Fraser McReight.
Lucas and McReight will remain in Brisbane and join fellow Reds squad member Harry Wilson for a Junior Wallabies camp next week in preparation for the Oceania U20s Championships on the Gold Coast later this month.
While Daugunu is out due to injury after suffering a broken arm during the opening half of last night’s match at Suncorp Stadium.
Sidelined for the Stormers game, Angus Scott-Young (concussion) and Chris Feauai-Sautia (hamstring) will both travel to South Africa.
Adam Korczyk, Teti Tela and Aidan Toua have all been brought in, while Bond University prop Gav Luka and University of Queensland flyer Jock Campbell could potentially make their Super Rugby and Queensland debuts following their inclusions.
The Reds play the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday morning at 1:15am (AEST). They then take on the Sharks at Jonsson Kings Park in Durban the following Friday night at 11:05pm (AEST).
Queensland Reds South Africa Tour Squad
Angus Blyth – Bond University
Scott Higginbotham – Wests
Harry Hockings – University of Queensland
Harry Hoopert – Brothers
Adam Korczyk – University of Queensland
Gav Luka – Bond University
Alex Mafi – Bond University
Brandon Paenga-Amosa - Sunnybank
Izack Rodda – Easts
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto – Souths
Angus Scott-Young – University of Queensland
JP Smith – GPS
Ruan Smith – GPS
Taniela Tupou – Brothers
Liam Wright – Easts
Jock Campbell – University of Queensland
Jack Hardy – Easts
Chris Feauai-Sautia – Souths
Bryce Hegarty – GPS
Samu Kerevi – Souths
Tate McDermott – University of Queensland
Sefa Naivalu – Norths
Dunacn Paia’aua – Norths
Moses Sorovi – Wests
Hamish Stewart – Bond University
Teti Tela – Souths
Aidan Toua – Brothers