Uru set for Reds Super Rugby debut

Former Ratu Kadavulevu School 2015 Deans winning lock forward Serupepeli Uru is set to make his Super Rugby debut for the Reds this weekend.

This 23-year-old has been named on the bench for the Reds opening round squad against the Brumbies on Friday.

Uru was a standout player in the National Rugby Championship last season for Brisbane City.

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The former Fiji Schoolboys rep who is the son of former Fiji 7s rep Tuidriva Bainivalu will come off the bench with Moses Sorovi.

Henry Speight will make his Reds debut after being named on the wing and it will be the first time he is going to play against his former team the Brumbies.

The Brumbies host the Reds at 9:15pm on Friday.

Queensland Reds v Brumbies – GIO Stadium, Canberra

1. JP Smith – GPS
2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa – Sunnybank
3. Taniela Tupou – Brothers
4. Angus Blyth – Bond University
5. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto – Souths
6. Angus Scott-Young – University of Queensland
7. Liam Wright © – Easts
8. Harry Wilson* – Brothers
9. Tate McDermott – University of Queensland
10. Isaac Lucas – Sunnybank
11. Henry Speight* – Bond University
12. James O’Connor – Brothers
13. Jordan Petaia – Wests
14. Jock Campbell – University of Queensland
15. Bryce Hegarty – GPS

16. Alex Mafi – Bond University
17. Dane Zander** – Norths
18. Feao Fotuaika – GPS
19. Izack Rodda – Easts
20. Seru Uru** – Easts
21. Moses Sorovi – Wests
22. Hamish Stewart – Brothers
23. Hunter Paisami** – Wests
*denotes Queensland debut
**denotes potential Queensland debut

Other games on Friday sees the Blues playing the Chiefs at 6:05pm.

On Saturday the Sharks meet the Bulls at 5:10am, the Sunwolves host the Rebels at 3:45pm, Crusaders face the Waratahs at 6:05pm.

The Stormers takes on the Hurricanes at 1:05am and Jaguares host Lions at 9:40am on Sunday.


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