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Reds named to play Chiefs in Sunshine Coast

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redsrugby.com.au and James Mortimer     07 Feb 2013     Getty Images

The Reds lock rolled his ankle during a heavy contact session on Tuesday and has reluctantly been withdrawn following the advice of medical staff late Wednesday afternoon.

Horwill will continue to train with the team from next week when a decision will be made on his availability for the Reds Super Rugby season opener against the Brumbies in Canberra.

Slipper will take over the captaincy duties for Friday’s trial against the Chiefs with centre Ben Tapuai chosen as the team’s vice-captain.

St.George Queensland Reds Trial Team v Chiefs on the Sunshine Coast

1. Greg Holmes
2. Saia Faingaa
3. James Slipper (c)
4. Ed O’Donoghue
5. Rob Simmons
6. Eddie Quirk
7. Liam Gill
8. Jake Schatz
9. Ben Lucas
10. Jono Lance
11. Digby Ioane
12. Mike Harris
13. Ben Tapuai (vc)
14. Rod Davies
15. Luke Morahan

Reserves

Albert Anae, James Hanson, Jono Owen, Adam Wallace-Harrison, Nigel Ah Wong, Curtis Browning, Jarrad Butler, Nick Frisby, Dion Taumata, Chris F'Sautia, Aidan Toua, Dom Shipperley