Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has been forced to make five changes to his side ahead of Friday night’s Super Rugby clash with the Cheetahs at Suncorp Stadium.
NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says he hasn’t personally spoken to NRL star Andrew Fifita about switching codes, but expects the Cronulla Sharks powerhouse would try and stay in Sydney if he did sign with the ARU.
Queensland say they won’t fall into the same trap as the Western Force and will aim to keep the ball away from Israel Folau in Saturday night’s Super Rugby grudge match with the Waratahs.
All eyes were on Benji Marshall in his first Sydney outing since quitting the NRL, but the former Wests Tigers star was outshone by an unheralded league convert in the Waratahs’ 33-12 Super Rugby trial win at Allianz Stadium.
Benji Marshall faces a potential clash with Kurtley Beale after being named at five eighth for the Blues in their Super Rugby trial against the NSW Waratahs.
Not content with being the most damaging runner in Australian rugby, Waratahs fullback Israel Folau is preparing to take his game to the next level by turning himself into a ball-player in 2014.