Reds name four Super Rugby rookies in side to play Waratahs

Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has made three changes to the side which played the Brumbies in a trial match two weeks ago – with injuries forcing two of those. Flankers Lolo Fakaosilea (hamstring) and Liam Gill (lower back) were not considered for selection due to injury. Fakaosilea suffered a ruptured hamstring tendon against the Brumbies, while recent scans revealed Gill had suffered a stress fracture in his lower back which will force him out for four weeks. The side features two Super Rugby debutants in the starting lineup, with a further two on the bench. While all four are new to Super Rugby, they have all built up their experience in the lead up to this opportunity. Starting at inside centre, Henry Taefu spent last season in the centres for Brisbane City in the NRC, where he built a combination alongside four of his teammates in the backline at the Reds. Starting winger Eto Nabuli grew up playing Rugby in his homeland of Fiji and spent the last three seasons in the
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