May 19, 2022
Fijian Flyer Filipo Daugunu returns from injury and has joined the Queensland Reds for the match against bottom placed Moana Pasifika in Round 14 of Super Rugby Pacific tomorrow.
Daugunu will start from the reserve bench after missing out Reds 53-26 loss to the Blues after sustaining an injury a week earlier.
Two other Fijian team mates blindside dynamic flanker Seru Uru and winger Suliasi Vunivalu have retained their spot in the team after a good performance in the previous Round.
Meanwhile, Fly-half James O’Connor celebrates his 50th appearance for Queensland.
Reds head coach Brad Thorn said each week they have been in contests with tough teams in the Super Rugby competition.
"Along with the Fijian Drua, it's been good to have Moana Pasifika involved in Super Rugby Pacific. They play positive Rugby and they’ll be a tough opponent on Friday night."
The Reds v Moana Pasifika match kicks off at 7:45pm at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.
Reds: Harry Hoopert, Matt Faessler, Feao Fotuaika, Ryan Smith, Angus Blyth, Seru Uru, Fraser McReight, Harry Wilson, Tate McDermott (c), James O'Connor, Jordan Petaia, Hamish Stewart, Josh Flook, Suliasi Vunivalu, Jock Campbell
Reserves: Richie Asiata, Dane Zander, Sef Fa'agase, Connor Vest, Angus Scott-Young, Kalani Thomas, Lawson Creighton, Filipo Daugunu
Pasifika: Abraham Pole, Ray Niula, Sekope Kepu (c), Michael Curry, Sam Slade, Sione Tu'ipulotu, Solomone Funaki, Henry Time-Stowers, Jonathan Taumateine, Christian Leali'ifano, Timoci Tavatavanawai, Danny Toala, Solomone Kata, Tomasi Alosio, William Havili
Reserves: Luteru Moli, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Joe 'Apiokotoa, Alex McRobbie, Jack Lam, Ereatara Enari, Lincoln McClutchie, Henry Taefu
By Romeka Romena