Following their maiden victory in this year’s Harvey Norman Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition against the Chiefs last week, the St.George Queensland Reds have made no changes to their starting XV for Friday’s final home match at Suncorp Stadium this year against the Blues.
There are three changes to the Reds’ reserves with Angus Blyth and Sam Wallis recalled into the 23, so too Moses Sorovi as Queensland’s replacement scrumhalf in what will be a special night for the proud Torres Strait Islander.
Friday’s blockbuster will see the QRU celebrate their 10th annual Indigenous Round with the Reds wearing their 2021 Indigenous jerseys.
Following the squad’s successful Reds to Regions tours which centered on connection with the Queensland community, the design for this year’s Indigenous jersey has the same focus.
Created by QRU Future Indigenous Leaders Program (FILP) student Delphine Cecil, the amazing artwork was inspired when she moved away from Woorabinda in central Queensland to attend boarding school in Yeppoon.
Painted in one-sitting, Delphine used memories of the stars and the rugged Australian landscape to maintain her strong connection with her hometown.
“We’re at home for the final time this year in front our Queensland supporters,” said Thorn.
“It was good to get the win in Townsville in a good battle with the Chiefs and we’re expecting the same this week against the Blues.”
Queensland play the Blues on Friday night at 7:45pm AEST and will be broadcast live and ad-free on Stan Sport.
The annual Indigenous Round fixture will also see the awarding of the Frank Ivory Medal to the Reds’ player of the match. The medal is named after Queensland’s first Indigenous player.
St.George Queensland Reds v Blues – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on 4 June at 7:45pm AEST
- Feao Fotuaika – Sunnybank
- Brandon Paenga-Amosa – Sunnybank
- Taniela Tupou – Brothers
- Ryan Smith – Brothers
- Lukhan Salakaia-Loto – Souths
- Angus Scott-Young – University of Queensland
- Liam Wright – Easts (co-captain)
- Harry Wilson – Brothers
- Tate McDermott – University of Queensland
- James O’Connor – Brothers (co-captain)
- Filipo Daugunu – Wests
- Isaac Henry – Wests
- Hunter Paisami – Wests
- Suliasi Vunivalu – Wests
- Bryce Hegarty – GPS
- Josh Nasser – University of Queensland
- Dane Zander – Norths
- Zane Nonggorr – Bond University
- Angus Blyth – Bond University
- Sam Wallis – University of Queensland
- Moses Sorovi – Wests
- Hamish Stewart – Brothers
- Ilaisa Droasese – Wests