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Turinui not good enough?

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 18 Mar 2010 at 06:09
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Former Wallabies vice-captain Morgan Turinui is a surprise exclusion from the 26-man Queensland Reds squad to tour South Africa.

Despite starting the first four games of the Super 14, the classy outside centre has been left out completely for the three-match tour.

Reds coach Ewen McKenzie admitted Wallabies three-quarter Digby Ioane’s successful switch to the midfield against Western Force had been a major factor in the decision.

McKenzie also has former Melbourne Storm centre Will Chambers, a project player at No.13, in the squad.

Turinui is the only member of the 22 which defeated the Force 50-10 not travelling to South Africa where the sixth-placed Reds have winnable games against the Cheetahs, Sharks and Lions.

One of 23 off-contract players at Ballymore, it leaves the 28-year-old’s future under a huge cloud.

Winger Rod Davies has recovered from a fractured cheekbone to make the trip along with fellow reinforcements prop Jack Kennedy, backrower Ezra Taylor, centre Ben Tapuai and back-up five-eighth Tim Walsh.

While the Reds have only announced the re-signing of Saia and Anthony Faingaa from 23 off-contract players, McKenzie revealed 22 players had already committed to the 2011 Super 15 season.

The squad is:
Forwards: Daniel Braid (vc), Adam Byrnes, Ben Daley, Saia Faingaa, Sean Hardman, Scott Higginbotham, Greg Holmes, Leroy Houston, Van Humphries, Jack Kennedy, Jake Schatz, Robert Simmons, Ezra Taylor, Laurie Weeks.
Backs: Will Chambers, Quade Cooper, Rod Davies, Anthony Faingaa, Will Genia (c), Peter Hynes, Digby Ioane, Ben Lucas, Luke Morahan, Ben Tapuai, Brando Va’aulu, Tim Walsh.



  • No Worries. he can play for the Rebels I’m sure.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.03.10 06:11:24 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.03.10 16:21:24 by Charmaine Reply
    ChazTeam captain
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Or Spears!

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.03.10 12:58:43 by Oubaas2009 Reply
    SportbillyVodacom Cup player
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Or Captain the Lions.

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.03.10 13:00:25 by Oubaas2009 Reply
    SportbillyVodacom Cup player

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