Promising batsman Craig Philipson has continued his rapid rise in the XXXX Queensland Bulls ranks with selection today for next week's Pura Cup match against the Tasmanian Tigers in Hobart.
Philipson, who will play his first match for Queensland tomorrow in the ING Cup day/nighter against NSW at Sydney's Telstra Stadium, will make his first class debut for the Bulls if he takes the field against the Tigers next week.
The 21-year-old right-hander replaces the injured Lee Carseldine (back) in the Bulls line-up. The only other change sees pace bowler Damien MacKenzie, who was 12th man in this week's Pura Cup match in Perth, omitted from the twelve.
The Bulls will travel to Hobart on Monday, departing on Qantas Flight QF525 and arriving in Hobart on QF1713 at 5.20pm.
The Tigers are second on the Pura Cup ladder on 20 points with the Bulls in third spot on 16 points.
XXXX Queensland Bulls v Tasmanian Tigers, Pura Cup, Hobart, Wed Jan 21 - Sat Jun 24:
Jimmy Maher (c), Clinton Perren, Martin Love, Stuart Law, Craig Philipson, James Hopes, Wade Seccombe, Ashley Noffke, Nathan Hauritz, Michael Kasprowicz, Joe Dawes, Chris Simpson. (12th man to be named).