Queensland Reds make changes for final match against Rebels

The Queensland Reds have named their side to play the Melbourne Rebels in Brisbane on Friday, in their final match of the 2016 Super Rugby season. The Reds have made three changes to the starting side which took the field last week, headlined by the return from injury of veteran tighthead prop Greg Holmes for his swansong in Queensland colours. Holmes (currently on 143 Super Rugby caps and 145 Queensland caps) will join English club Exeter next season, but leaves the Reds as the most-capped prop in Queensland Rugby history, overtaking Stan Pilecki in 2015. He can also lay claim to the title of most-capped Reds player in Super Rugby history and second on the list for overall Queensland appearances (behind Sean Hardman on 148). Injury has forced the other changes, with prop James Slipper (sternum) and fullback Jack Tuttle (shoulder) replaced by Sef Fa’agase and Tom Banks respectively. The match will be Banks’ first start in Super Rugby, after making his Reds debut off the bench
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