Round 2 of the domestic Super Rugby competition and the debut for the men from the west. The ACT Brumbies get the weekend off whilst the Reds and Rebels meet halfway at the home of the Manly Sea Eagles, Brookvale Oval.
Brad Thorn named an unchanged 23 for Friday's night match at Brookvale with lock Angus Blyth passing all of the HIA protocols in order to take his spot. The Reds toughed it out well against the Tahs' last week, 2 late penalty goals from James O'Connor sealing a 6-point victory. The young back row of skipper Liam Wright, on-baller Fraser McReight and Harry Wilson at 8, get their second starting gig together i