The Reds took to the field this morning to train for Sunday’s clash with the Crusaders in Christchurch.

The dynamic Faingaa twins will appear in the squad together for the first time in 2012.

Eluan Waldron reports.


With Hooker Saia Faingaa making his return from an ankle injury, the Reds Coach was happy to have the much needed enthusiasm and communication the twins are known to bring to the team.

Ewen McKenzie, Reds Coach: “You can’t underestimate their value over the last couple of years particularly on the defence side of the game, their grass-cutting tackles, and whatever has been very important for us, and yeah we have missed that, we have missed their consistency in that area up until now.”

Anthony Faingaa is keen to impress returning to his position of outside centre but was serious about the weekend’s challenge.

Anthony Faingaa, Reds Centre: “Well they’re one of the most successful teams, you know, in super rugby, so for us there’s definately…and we’re playing on their own turf, so it’s definitely going to be a tough game.”

The Crusaders have won five of their last six games and without the support of their home town crowd here at Suncorp Stadium the Reds certainly have a difficult task ahead.

Meanwhile in soccer the Roar did suffer without their Suncorp support.

The Aussie champs crashed out of the Asian Champions League suffering a crushing 4-2 defeat to FC Tokyo last night.

Putting their bodies on the line Adelaide FC faired better progressing to the next round with a 0-0 draw against Uzbekistan’s Bunydokor.

Eluan Waldron, QUT News.