James Hanson's surging sideline try and a non-stop 60-minute performance hasn't saved the Reds hooker who has been dropped for Queensland's Super Rugby clash with the Sharks in Durban.
Kings Park, Durban. Sunday 2.05am (AEDT)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Friday March 7, 7.40pm (AEDT)
Phil Lutton Quade Cooper became Queensland's record point-scorer and the Reds bagged five tries but they still have concerns after a Jekyll-and-Hyde 43-33 win over the Cheetahs on Friday night.
Georgina Robinson Reds coach Richard Graham has overhauled his front row and called on the Queensland pack to lay a better platform for playmakers Quade Cooper and Will Genia.
Andrew Sonter Full live coverage of the Australian Conference blockbuster.
Phil Lutton Rise to Reds jersey been 12 months in the planning and three years in the making.
David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies take on the Queensland Reds at Canberra Stadium.
Richard Shute Brumbies v Queensland Reds at Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Saturday 7.40pm
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.
Georgina Robinson Wallabies flanker Scott Fardy has been ruled out of the side's Test against Italy after suffering a concussion in Australia's loss to England last weekend.
Georgina Robinson Eight years after making his international debut, Tatafu Polota-Nau has realised his trademark disregard for his own safety was hampering his career.
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.
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)
Melbourne Rebels five-eighth James O'Connor says his Super Rugby team's ambitions come before any personal duel with Queensland's Quade Cooper.
Ed Jackson Melbourne halfback Nick Phipps will put his Wallabies aspirations to one side as the Rebels chase history in Saturday's Super Rugby derby against Queensland in Brisbane.
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.
Georgina Robinson While British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland was publicly looking forward to a ''tougher'' test against the Reds on Saturday, his defence coach Andy Farrell was furiously making mental notes.