The New South Wales Waratahs extended their winning streak over the Queensland Reds to seven straight matches with a 26-29 victory at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
The Reds loss is their tenth straight loss in Australian Super Rugby derby matches.
The previous six Super Rugby matches between the Reds and Waratahs had all been won by the New South Wales side as the Reds last beat the Waratahs in July 2013.
The result moves the Waratahs into second place in the Australian Conference ahead of the Reds in third. The Brumbies lead the conference in Australia.
The Reds outscored the Waratahs by four tries to two in the match but five penalty kicks from Bernard Foley proved to be enough to win the match for the Sydney side.
The Reds who found themselves on the wrong end of a 16-4 penalty count get a consolation losing bonus point for finishing within seven points.
Next week in the eleventh round the Reds play the Chiefs in New Plymouth while the Waratahs return home to Sydney where they will host Auckland’s Blues.
More to follow.
Final Score Reds 26 (19) Waratahs 29 (17)
Tries – K.Hunt, L.Tui, I,Perese, S.Moore
Con – Q.Cooper 3
Cards – I.Perese (41st min yellow)
Tries – N.Phipps, M.Hooper
Pen – B.Foley 5
Con – B.Foley
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1:Jordan Way
Assistant Ref 2: Damon Murphy
TMO : Ian Smith
1 Sef Fa’agase , 2 Stephen Moore, 3 Sam Talakai, 4 Rob Simmons , 5 Lukhan Tui , 6 Hendrik Tui , 7 George Smith , 8 Scott Higginbotham, 9 James Tuttle , 10 Quade Cooper , 11 Eto Nabuli , 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 13 Samu Kerevi (C), 14 Izaia Perese , 15 Karmichael Hunt
Replacements : 16 Alex Mafi , 17 Kirwan Sanday , 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Izack Rodda , 20 Leroy Houston , 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Campbell Magnay,
1.Tom Robertson,2.Hugh Roach,3.Sekope Kepu,4.David McDuling,5.Dean Mumm,6.Ned Hanigan,7.Michael Hooper ©,8.Michael Wells,9.Nick Phipps,10.Bernard Foley,11.Cam Clark,12.David Horwitz,13.Rob Horne,14 Taqele Naiyaravoro,15Israel Folau
Replacements :16.Damien Fitzpatrick,17.Paddy Ryan,18.Angus Taavao,19.Will Skelton,20.Jed Holloway,21.Matt Lucas,22.Irae Simone,23.Bryce Hegarty