RugbyU: Robinson out of Country team to face Lions

Queensland Reds flanker Beau Robinson has been ruled out of Combined Country's tour match with the British and Irish Lions in Newcastle, team officials said on Monday.

Robinson withdrew from Tuesday's tour game following a head clash during Saturday's 22-12 loss to the Lions in Brisbane.

Robinson will be replaced at openside flanker by Reds' teammate Jarrad Butler, while in another change scrum-half Ben Greentree is out with injury making way for Michael Snowden.

The Combined Country starting fifteen will include eight Super Rugby players and will be captained by Melbourne Rebels number eight Tim Davidson.


Combined NSW/Queensland Country (15 -1) - Nathan Trist; Alex Gibbon, Lewie Catt, Tareta-Junior Siakisini, Tom Cox; Angus Roberts, Michael Snowden; Tim Davidson (capt), Jarrad Butler, Richard Stanford; Blake Enever, Phoenix Battye; Tim Metcher, Josh Mann-Rae, Haydn Hirsimaki.

Replacements: Tom Kearney, Dylan Evans, Rikki Abraham, Rory Arnold, Trent Dyer, Adam McCormack, Shaun McCarthy, Dale Ahwang.