Chris Dutton Wallabies linchpin Quade Cooper is expecting an onslaught on Friday night.
Queensland coach Richard Graham wants recalled centre Ben Tapuai to be more assertive to give the Lions' unfancied backline headaches at Johannesburg's Ellis Park this weekend.
The Queensland Reds' best-laid fullback plans may have turned to dust with earmarked No.15 Aidan Toua injured and in doubt for their Super Rugby kick-off.
nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)
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Could Wallabies winger Digby Ioane be a major selection surprise in the centres as Queensland attempts to rework its spluttering Super Rugby attack?
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)
The Queensland Reds will be without Wallabies captain James Horwill for Friday night's Super Rugby clash against the injury-hit Sharks at Suncorp Stadium.
Phil Lutton The Super Rugby hopes of the Sharks, in the gloomy words of their coach, are dead. The Reds are very much alive after ‘dusting off’ some of their old tricks on the way to a drought-breaking triumph...
Western Force-bound flyer Luke Morahan will start for Queensland at fullback in their Super Rugby clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Sunday morning.
Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)
Reds veteran Radike Samo will start at No.8 in Sunday's Super Rugby clash with the Stormers in Cape Town.
Reds v Rebels at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 7.40pm (AEST)
Jim Morton Quade Cooper might even captain the Queensland Reds on Saturday night in his final audition for a Wallabies squad berth against the British and Irish Lions.
Prop James Slipper has been promoted to captain the Queensland Reds against the NSW Waratahs in Saturday’s Super Rugby clash in the absence of injured leaders James Horwill and Will Genia.
AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Paul Cully Reds five-eighth Quade Cooper was ''unlucky'' to miss out on the British and Irish Lions series and holds the key to Queensland's Super Rugby hopes, says All Blacks and Chiefs No.10 Aaron Cruden.
Jim Morton Crusaders’ ominous home advantage doesn’t faze Reds ahead of Saturday night’s Super Rugby play-off
Jim Morton The Queensland Reds have been forced to make four backline changes for their knockout Super Rugby final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.
New Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has recalled controversial five-eighth Quade Cooper and revealed he is looking at incumbent pivot James O’Connor primarily as an outside back.