Reds give young star chance to impress against Chiefs

The Queensland Reds have made two changes to their side to play this Chiefs in Brisbane on Friday night. Wallabies lock Kane Douglas will make his first start for Queensland, after a welcome return from injury via the bench against the Brumbies last week. Douglas’ return means Australian Under 20s lock Lukhan Tui has been shifted to the reserves bench, after a promising run in the starting side last week. In the other change to the starting side, an ankle injury to regular flyhalf Jake McIntyre has presented an opportunity for playmaker Duncan Paia’aua to earn his first start in Super Rugby. Paia’aua came on as an injury replacement for McIntyre at half time last week. The only other change to the match-day 23 sees the return of veteran Anthony Fainga’a, who has been named on the bench. “It’s disappointing to lose Jake for this match, but we’re confident in Duncan’s ability. He performed well when he came off the bench to cover for Jake in the second half last week
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