Reds’ Magnay starts for Australia U20

Date published: June 7 2016

Three capped Super Rugby players headline the Australia U20 side to take on Scotland in their opening  World Rugby U20 Championship match on Wednesday.

Reds backs Campbell Magnay and James Tuttle will start at scrum-half and outside centre, respectively, while emerging Brumbies playmaker Jordan Jackson-Hope has been named on the bench.

Head coach Adrian Thompson expects his side to come out firing against Scotland after encountering a solid lead up to the tournament.

"It’s the best preparation in the four years that I’ve been involved," Thompson told the official ARU website.

"Some good quality games, two really good training camps, at the end of the day the proof in the pudding will be in the next couple of weeks."

Thompson has named 13 Queensland U20 players in the match day 23 and he expects the experienced combinations to work in the sides favour.

"It’s a good mix," he said.

"We’ve got some size in the tight five, really mobile backrow and a good attacking backline so hopefully a good mix of talent."

Australia: 15 Jack Maddox, 14 Simon Kennewell, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Nick Jooste, 11 Liam McNamara, 10 Mack Mason, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Maclean Jones, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Izack Rodda, 4 Ryan McCauley, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Jordan Uelese, 1 Vunipola Fifita
Replacements: 16 Josh Taylor, 17 Richie Asiata, 18 Shambeckler Vui, 19 Harry Hocking, 20 Rob Leota, 21 Harry Nucifora, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Liam Jurd

Date: Tuesday, June 7
Kick-off: 17:30 BST (16:30 GMT)
Venue: AJ Bell Stadium, Salford
Referee: Thomas Charabas (France)
Assistant Referees: Ian Tempest (England), Paul Dix (England)
TMO: Stuart Terheege (England)