Super Rugby

Reds and Blues draw in Brisbane



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Super Rugby moves to Queensland in the third match on Saturday as the Reds host Auckland’s Blues at Suncorp Stadium.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Blues kick off and we are underway.

2.00: Penalty to the Reds as the Blues fail to roll away after the tackle. The Reds kick for touch.

4.00:The Blues defend as the Reds attack from the line out and eventually the Reds knock on.  The Blues win a scrum and attack.

6.00: The Blues go through 8 phases before the Reds poach the ball and start their own attack but they knock on.

8.00: The Blues win the scrum and attack in the Reds corner. They get close but lose the ball and the Reds kick for touch to relieve the pressure.

9.00: From the line out the Blues move the ball to the backs, Rieko Ioane slices through the Reds and offloads to Ihaia West who scores. TRY!

10.00: West converts his try.

12.00: Chris Feauai-Sautia gets the ball from a high ball in his half. He races for the line dodging and weaving, two Blues defenders chase him but he dives for the line and scores. TRY!

13.00: Jake McIntyre adds the conversion and the scores are level.

16.00: Penalty to the Blues. West takes the shot and nails it. The Blues lead again.

17.00: After the restart Lolagi Visinia sells a dummy and runs for the line. He passes to Bryn Hall who scores. TRY!

18.00: West misses the conversion.

22.00: The Reds make ground on attack in the Blues half. The ball slows and the Reds concede a penalty for holding on. West kicks for touch.

26.00: Penalty from the scrum to the Reds. Simmons points to the posts. McIntyre will take the kick. He misses.

31.00: Jerome Kaino gets a warning as the Blues concede another penalty from the scrum. McIntyre lines up the posts from in front. This one he nails.

33.00: The Blues attack again. Hall makes the break and the Blues almost get over in the corner. They change direction but Ioane loses the ball in front of the posts.

35.00: Another scrum penalty to the Reds. They kick for touch.

37.00; Penalty to the Reds. McIntyre takes the kick and nails it.

38.00: Final warning to the Blues as they concede another penalty. McIntyre kicks for touch.

39.00: The Reds win the line out but its scrappy. They try to move the ball but twice lose it. The second time its a knock on. Blues scrum.

40.00: The siren sounds. The Blues put the ball in to the scrum but the Reds win another penalty – front row collapsing. McIntyre kicks for touch.

41.00: The Reds lose the ball in the line out and the Blues kick it into touch.

Its half time.

The half time score was Reds 13 Blues 15

The Reds kick off and the second half is underway.

44.00: The Blues run the ball and immediately they look dangerous. The Blues change side but the final pass goes to ground.

48.00: The Blues attack in the Reds half. They work the ball into the Reds 22 but they lose the ball forward in the tackle.

54.00: From a scrum the Reds run the ball and Eto Nabuli slips straight through. He offloads to Samu Kerevi who goes for the line and scores under the posts. TRY! The Reds lead.

55.00: McIntyre adds the conversion.

57.00: The Blues look to hit back. The work the ball up to the Reds 22m line through 6 phases. They go wide but are slowed. The Blues recycle. The Reds poach the ball on the 11th phase and kick upfield.

59.00: The Reds turn the ball over and run at the Blues. Eto Nabuli gets the ball from McIntyre and makes ground. He passes to Frisby and he offoloads to McIntyre who scores in the corner. TRY!

61.00: McIntyre’s conversion almost hits the 22m flag. Way off!

62.00: Jerome Kaino is off. He is being attended to with what looks like a shoulder injury.

66.00: Penalty to the Reds. McIntyre will have a shot. He misses.

67.00: The Blues almost get through to score but Kerevi tackles Billy Guyton without the ball so the Blues have a penalty. They choose the line out. The Blues win the line out but its scrappy. Everywhere.

71.00: Scrum penalty to the Reds. The Blues get another warning.

73.00: The Blues look dangerous as they get the ball into the Reds red zone. Matt McGahan slips under the Reds defence and scores. TRY! The TMO confirms.

74.00: West adds the conversion.

77.00: The Reds win another penalty from the scrum. Sione Mafileo is yellow carded so his game in finished. The Reds kick for touch.

79.00: Penalty to the Blues. They kick for touch. They win the line out and go through the phases.

80.00: The Blues hold on to the ball, the siren sounds but they play on. 11 phases. 13 phases.

82.00: 17 phases picking and going by the Blues. They pass the ball forward. The Blues did however have an advantage so they have a penalty. They choose to kick for the posts.

West slots the penalty so it finishes in a draw.

The full time score is Reds 25 (13) Blues 25 (15)


Tries – C. Feauai-Sautia, S, Kerevi, J.McIntyre
Pen – J.McIntyre 2
Con – J.McIntyre 2
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – I.West, B.Hall, M.McGahan
Pen – I.West 2
Con – I.West 2
Drop –
Cards – S. Mafileo (77th min yellow)

Match Officials
Referee: Andrew Lees
Assistant Ref 1:Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 2:Jordan Way
TMO :Damien Mitchelmore



1. Sef Fa’agase , 2. Andrew Ready , 3. Greg Holmes , 4. Cadeyrn Neville , 5. Rob Simmons (C) , 6. Hendrik Tui , 7. Waita Setu , 8. Jake Schatz , 9. Nick Frisby , 10. Jake McIntyre , 11. Eto Nabuli , 12. Anthony Fainga’a , 13. Samu Kerevi , 14. Chris Feauai-Sautia , 15. Karmichael Hunt

Replacements : 16. Matt Mafi , 17. Pettowa Paraka , 18. Sam Talakai , 19. Ben Matwijow , 20. Curtis Browning , 21. Scott Gale , 22. Sam Greene , 23. Ayumu Goromaru


Ofa Tu’ungafasi, James Parsons, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipulotu, Josh Bekhuis, Jerome Kaino (c), Blake Gibson, Steven Luatua; Bryn Hall, Ihaia West, Tevita Li, George Moala, Male Sa’u, Rieko Ioane, Lolagi Visinia.

Replacements: Quentin MacDonald, Nic Mayhew, Sione Mafileo, Hoani Matenga, Kara Pryor, Akira Ioane, Billy Guyton, Matt McGahan.

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