A good Aussie side versus a perennial under achieving Aussie side sees the second derby of the day being played out.
The past however counts for very little as the Reds have shown some promise in the pre-season warm-ups. Even those count for nothing this team seems to be getting their act together. Whether that will be enough to overcome Phil Waugh and his visitors is something we will have to wait and see.
Ref: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
ARs: Paul Marks (Australia), Stephen Hill (Australia)
TMO: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 12:30 SA Time; 10.30 GMT
Reds: 15 Peter Hynes, Digby 14 Ioane, 13 Morgan Turinui, 12 Anthony Faingaa, 11 Rod Davies, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 James Horwill, 5 Van Humphries, 4 Adam Byrnes, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Sean Hardman, 1 Ben Daley.
Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 James Slipper, 18 Ezra Taylor, 19 Andrew Shaw, 20 Richard Kingi, 21 Tim Walsh, 22 Will Chambers.
Waratahs: 15 Sosene Anesi, 14 Lachie Turner, 13 Tom Carter, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Berrick Barnes, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Phil Waugh (captain), 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Cam Jowitt, 4 Will Caldwell, 3 Al Baxter, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Sekope Kepu, 18 Kane Douglas, 19 Ben Mowen, 20 Josh Holmes, 21 Daniel Halangahu, 22 Rory Sidey.