Blues beat Reds and stay in the hunt


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Historically the Blues don’t do too well in Brisbane. They have lost on five occasions out of six. They were an improved team last week from the week’s before but sadly they still lost.

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Friday May 2
Referee : Jonathon Kaplan(South Africa),
Touch judges: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Geoff Acton (Australia)
Television match official: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)
Assessor: Scott Young (Australia)
Head-to-Head: Played 12, Blues 6, Reds 5, Drawn 1
In Brisbane: Played 6, Reds 5, Blues 1
Last season: Round 4, February 24 2007: Blues 38-13 Reds at Eden Park, Auckland.


Match Detail


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


The match is underway.


10.00: The Reds gave a penalty away so Nick Evans took the kick from almost in front of the posts and slooted it to score the first points of the match.


15.00: David Croft got a great pass from Leroy Houston a couple of metres out and Croft only had to use his momentum to fall on the line to score their first try.


16.00: Clinton Schifcofske converted the try.


24.00: The Blues scored their first try as big Jerome Kaino powered through two tackles to score under the posts.


25.00: Nick Evans converted the try.


30.00: The Blues gave away a penalty so Clinton Schifcoske took the kick but the ball shaved the posts as it passed by.


34.00: A bad scrum sees the ball pop out the back and the Blues pounce. Isa Nacewa gets passed the ball and he runs almost untouched to score the try under the posts.


35.00: Nick Evans converts the try.


39.00: The Blues win a penalty so Nick Evans opts to take a shot at goal.


40.03: The siren goes.


41.00:  Nick Evans slots the penalty.


The half time Score was Reds 7 Blues 20


The second half is underway.


49.00: The Reds got a penalty so Clinton Schifcofske took the shot and slotted it earning the first points of the second half.


52.00: The Reds are playing with a lot more confidence as they get a maul rolling forward. Jonathon Kaplan goes upstairs and ask if a try has been scored and the TV ref says he can award a try. There are many bodies in the maul and it looks like Van Humphries is the try scorer.


54.00: Clinton Schifcofske slices the conversion.


60.00: The Blues fumble the ball and it bounces into Peter Hynes’ hands and he shows he has the pace to get to the tryline before the Blues defence gets back and he scores the try.


The Reds are now in the hunt for a bonus point try.


61.00: The try is converted.


63.00: The Blues take a quick tap and Kurtis Haiu dives over the line to score for the Blues.


The Blues are now in the hunt for a bonus point try.


64.00: Nick Evans takes the conversion and it goes to the left of the posts.


69.00: The Blues are right back in the match as they enjoy a good spell of territory.


75.00: The Reds give away a penalty so Nick Evans takes a shot at goal from a fair way out and just slots it.


77.00: The Blues get that crucial bonus point try as Taniela Moa reaches out and dots the ball down.


78.00: Nick Evans converts the try.


80.05: The Siren goes.


The full time Score is Reds 22 Blues 35





Tries – David Croft ,Van Humphries, Peter Hynes.

Pen – Clinton Schifcofske

Con -Clinton Schifcofske (2)



Tries – Jerome Kaino, Isa Nacewa, Kurtis Haiu, Taniela Moa

Pen – Nick Evans (3)

Con – Nick Evans (3)




(from fullback): Clinton Schifcofske, Digby Ioane, Morgan Turinui, Berrick Barnes, Peter Hynes, Quade Cooper, Ben Lucas, Leroy Houston, David Croft, Scott Higginbotham, James Horwill (c), Van Humphries, Dayna Edwards, Stephen Moore, Ben Coutts.
Reserves: Sean Hardman, Rodney Blake, Ed O’Donoghue, Poutasi Luafutu, Will Genia, Charlie Fetoai, Brando Va’aulu.


1-15 Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, John Afoa, Anthony Boric, Troy Flavell (c), Jerome Kaino, Daniel Braid, Nick Williams, Taniela Moa, Isa Nacewa, Rudi Wulf, Isaia Toeava, Anthony Tuitavake, David Smith, Nick Evans.

Reserves: Nick White, Bronson Murray, Kurtis Haiu, Justin Collins, Danny Lee, Benson Stanley, Ben Atiga.

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