VODAFONE SUPER RUGBY WEEK THREE PREVIEW

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Queensland Reds v Brumbies

When: Friday 2 March at 8:00pm AEDT

Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

TV: LIVE on FOX Sports 505

Radio: LIVE ABC Grandstand and RUGBY.com.au Radio

Broadcast information:

  • The Reds will be without Captain Scott Higginbotham and lock Lukhan Tui as they each begin serving 3-week suspensions.
  • Prop James Slipper will step in as interim Captain while Caleb Timu will shift to No. 8 to replace Higginbotham.
  • Wallabies Spring Tour development player Liam Wright will make his run-on debut for the Reds.
  • Brumbies co-Captain Sam Carter will lead the team in an all-Wallaby second row alongisde Rory Arnold.
  • The Canberra-based side lead the overall head-to-head between the two teams 22 wins to 9.

Queensland Reds Media Manager: Tom Kennedy 0417 702 278

Brumbies Media Manager: Russ Gibbs 0449 252 120

 

Sunwolves v Melbourne Rebels

When: Saturday 3 March at 3:15pm AEDT

Where: Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo

TV: LIVE on FOX Sports 505

Radio: LIVE on RUGBY.com.au Radio and ABC Grandstand

Broadcast information:

  • Captain Adam Coleman will make his 50th Super Rugby appearance.
  • The Rebels will defend the Ganbette Trophy for the first time after becoming the inaugural holders following a 35-9 victory in Round 4 in 2016.
  • Coach Dave Wessels has made two changes to his bench with former England international Geoff Parling and experienced flanker Colby Fainga’a drafted in.

Melbourne Rebels Media Manager: Chris Gottaas 0422 356 313

 

Sharks v NSW Waratahs

When: Sunday 4 March at 12:05am AEDT

Where: Kings Park Stadium, Durban

TV: LIVE on FOX Sports 505

Radio: LIVE on RUGBY.com.au Radio and ABC Grandstand

Broadcast information:

  • The Waratahs have introduced a new second row combination as Ned Hanigan partners with Tom Staniforth at lock and Michael Wells moves from No 8 to blindside flanker.
  • Three players on the bench are set to make their NSW Waratahs Super Rugby debut including front rower Kalivati Tawake, loose forward Will Miller and halfback Mitch Short.
  • The Tahs have claimed 12 wins to 8 against the Sharks in Super Rugby history

NSW Waratahs Media Manager: Jos Titus 0426 248 929

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