27 Jan 2009

Daniel Braid to make Queensland debut against former team

3:42 pm on 27 January 2009

After eight seasons wearing an Auckland Blues jersey, former All Black Daniel Braid is braced for a strange Queensland debut on Friday night.

Not only does his jersey change colour but, by a quirk of fate, the new Reds flanker will line up against his old team in his old home town in a pre season Super 14 game.

Braid admits it will be weird playing in Auckland and says at least he'll be able to get the demons out of the way early in the season.

Braid will be one of 10 Queenslander's named to play their first game of the year after being rested from the 17-5 loss to New South Wales last Saturday.