30 Jan 2013

Faingaa to lead Queensland Reds against Blues

7:31 am on 30 January 2013

Centre Anthony Faingaa will captain a 28-strong Queensland Reds squad including 11 Wallabies in their opening Super rugby trial against the Blues on Saturday night.

Faingaa beat a host of contenders vying for the captaincy reins with Wallabies skipper James Horwill and halfback Will Genia both recovering from injuries.

The backline includes featuring playmaker Quade Cooper, who'll make his professional boxing debut six days later on the undercard Sonny Bill Williams' heavyweight bout with South African Francois Botha.