Reds rocked by injury

The Reds will be down to their fourth-choice flyhalf when they face the Bulls this Saturday.

With Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper recovering from a long-term knee injury, the Reds had been using Mike Harris in the first-receiver channel. However, Harris injured his hamstring in last Saturday’s match against the Sharks, as did third-choice flyhalf Ben Lucas. The Reds finished that match with scrumhalf Will Genia standing in the No 10 channel.

Harris and Lucas will be out for three weeks and have returned to Brisbane. Coach Ewen McKenzie will be forced to start Jono Lance or Dallan Murphy at flyhalf at Loftus Versfeld. Joel Rapana and Nathan Eyres-Brown have also been called up to join the team in South Africa.