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Reds win fight to keep Hanson

By on April 8, 2013

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Hooker … James Hanson is set to remain at Ballymore. Provide: Information Restricted

Queensland Reds have fought off both Western Force and NSW Waratahs to keep rising Wallabies hooker James Hanson at Ballymore next season.

But fellow 2012 Test debutant Luke Morahan will go away the Reds to link with the Pressure within the search of extra beginning alternatives in Super Rugby.

Finishing the Reds-Force tug-of-War, former Queensland prop and Pressure assistant tutor Nick Stiles will return to his previous franchise in 2014 as forwards train.

The Reds are set to announce Hanson’s re-signing within the coming days following an extended combat to deal with him in Brisbane after he started out the main month of this season on the bench, hemmed in in the back of Saia Faingaa.

Hanson, 24, had been tipped to enroll in the Power previous than the Waratahs additionally went laborious for the rake’s signature However opted to stick to the data of the Reds software and enjoying report.

“James had numerous attainable to move in different places in Australia inside the remaining couple of weeks Alternatively we have had some truly sure discussions,” said head teach Richard Graham.

Hanson and Faingaa, who may just return from a neck harm in opposition to the pacesetting Chiefs on Saturday, will proceed to fight for the Reds No.2 jersey in addition to Wallabies squad choice as 0.33 possibility hooker in the back of Stephen Moore and Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Wallabies 2d-rower Rob Simmons has additionally agreed to stay in Brisbane On The Other Hand his subsequent contract is probably not finalised unless after his prime-up negotiations finish with the Australian Rugby Union.

Simmons and Hanson had been two of the Reds’ most constant forwards and their retention, staying with a team that has a number of Check stars already on contract for 2014, is a persevered excellent signal for Queensland.

Morahan’s loss comes because the blazing wing-fullback appears to be like to determine himself as a normal starter after four years on the fringes with the Reds.

He began at fullback in Australia’s opening Check of 2012 in opposition to Scotland But has been lost sight of as Queensland No.15 up to now month with the rugged Jono Lance altering an injured Mike Harris.

Morahan started out on the wing within the Reds’ final-start 34-33 win over the Highlanders Then Again could another time be dumped with Digby Ioane striving to come back from a knee downside and match-all over again Rod Davies moreover within the image.

Director of practise Ewen McKenzie is assured Crimson-scorching flanker Liam Gill (thumb) will begin in opposition to the defending champion Chiefs in Hamilton, However back-up No.7 Beau Robinson’s return from an ankle harm remains to be a few weeks away.


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