Reds v Blues
The late damage to James O’Connor threw the Reds again line into disarray. Bryce Hegarty moved into Fly half and the hearsay was Hamish Stewart would trot out within the 15 jersey. However wait, there’s extra. Bryce Hegarty did his hammy and Hamish Stewart was the brand new, new fly half whereas, 19-year-old, Mac Grealy debuted at fullback.
Regardless of the disruptions, the Reds have been surprisingly coherent for many of the opening stanza. I suppose it’s an indication of a superb teaching arrange when gamers slot in with out a lot drawback.
The blues kicked an early penalty, however the Reds scored the primary strive when Hunter Paisami threw an exquisite quick move, that was most likely ahead, to Harry Wilson who hit the hole at velocity and scored near the posts.
The blues used their energy and measurement to attain subsequent. Brandon Paenga-Amosa was sin binned for dropping a maul, and it performed an element in each of the Blues tries. For the primary strive, Dalton Papalii dived over after sustained strain off a lineout drive. For the second BPA’s alternative Josh Nasser misinterpret the play and Blues winger Mark Telea strolled by way of for the seven pointer. The rating at half-time was 17-7 to the Blues
The Reds began the second half badly, dropping their first two linouts and gifted the Blues possession and territory. They used it to attain virtually instantly.
BPA was having a Jekyll and Hyde evening. One second doing one thing sensible and subsequent one thing horrible. His strive bought the Reds again inside putting distance, however the blues struck straight again to guide 31-14.
On the seventieth minutes the Reds scored once more by way of a cross area kick to Filipo Daugunu who regardless of the shut marking of three Blues gamers, in some way went over untouched to present the Reds a sniff at 31-21.
The Reds kicked a protracted vary penalty to get inside seven factors, however neither workforce threatened the road once more.
The Recreation Changer
BPA’s yellow card was positively modified the sport. The 14 factors scored whereas he was off was greater than the distinction within the ultimate scores.
The G&GR MOTM
Harry Wilson is in uncommon type. He will get the gong.
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto put in an enormous effort as soon as once more. Liam Wright was good. Isaac Henry made metres continually, he’s one to observe. Hunter Paisami is a wallaby centre, not a doubt in my thoughts.
Rating & Scorers
Tries: Harry Wilson, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Filipo Daugunu
Conversions: Isaac Henry 3
Penalties: Filipo Daugunu
Tries: Dalton Papalii, Mark Telea, Patrick Tuipulotu, Finlay Christie
Conversions: Otere Black 4
Penalties: Otere Black
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