Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Reds Make Just One Change for Top-Table Clash

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Reds Make Just One Change for Top-Table Clash

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QUEENSLAND Reds have made just one change - their least of the Super Rugby season - by recalling centre Ben Tapuai for tonight's top-of-the-table clash with the Blues at Suncorp Stadium.

Tapuai, who started at outside centre in the Reds' round five and six thumpings of the Melbourne Rebels and Cheetahs, will play in his preferred inside centre position following a knee injury to Kiwi recruit Mike Harris.

Harris underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday and is hoping to return against the Crusaders on May 29.

aWe considered a few options to replace Mike but in the end the decision for a straight swap at inside centre allows us to continue building continuity at our other backline positions,a McKenzie said.

aBen is a talented player and in his two starts this season against the Rebels and Cheetahs we scored our two biggest wins of the season.a

Fullback Ben Lucas and winger Luke Morahan have both been cleared despite suffering shoulder injuries in last week's win over the Melbourne Rebels. …

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