26 Apr 2012

Sport: Samo left out of Queensland Reds for second time

10:40 am on 26 April 2012

The Queensland Reds Fijian number eight Radike Samo has failed to make the 23 man squad for Friday night's super rugby clash with the Blues in Auckland.

It's the second time in four weeks the Reds' cult hero has been left out altogether as a long 2011 season appears to have taken its toll and reduced his impact.

Meanwhile test centre Anthony Faingaa has been rushed back from injury while winger Digby Ioane returns after his five-week suspension.