Aussie latest – Horne set for return

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Horne set for return - Waratahs centre Rob Horne will return from an elbow injury in time for their second trial match.

It was initially feared that the youngster would miss a significant part of the Super Rugby campaign, but the latest scans have revealed exceptional recovery.

‘He saw the specialist on Friday and he’s been given a clearance from the specialist to start contact training so he’ll start contact training this week,’ Tahs coach Chris Hickey told reporters.

‘Assuming that goes well then he’d be a chance of perhaps playing in the Force trial. Obviously we’re just going to have to see how the elbow progresses through contact.’

Reds run strong side - The Reds have named a number of Wallabies in their squad for the pre-season match against the Crusaders on Saturday.

Quade Cooper and Will Genia form the halfback pair, while there is also a start for Sevens star Liam Gill at flank.

Reds – Rod Davies, Aidan Toua, Digby Ioane, Will Chambers, Luke Morahan, Quade Cooper, Will Genia (vice-capt), Scott Higginbotham, Liam Gill, Radike Samo, Van Humphries, James Horwill (c), James Slipper, Saia Faingaa, Ben Daley.
Subs: Kimami Sitauti, Ben Tapuai, Mike Harris, Ian Prior, Leroy Houston, Lei Tomiki, Beau Robinson, Ben Coridas, David McDuling, Guy Shepherdson, James Hanson, Albert Anae, Greg Holmes