Brisbane Bogey Bites Brumbies
The Queensland Reds have secured a house Tremendous Rugby AU Closing with a 24 -22 win a fifth straight win over the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium
Hunter Paisami was a late withdrawal with a calf damage, giving Josh Flook a begin. and bringing Lawson Creighton onto the bench. Brumbies had been unchanged, welcoming again Allan Alaalatoa and Scott Sio
The Brumbies received their rolling maul rolling early, and Folau Fainga’a crossed after 5 minutes. The attempt was reviewed for a foot in contact, however the Reds had been in all probability fortunate the attempt stood, in any other case Taniela Tupou might have been within the bin early, for repeated maul infringements.
Tom Wright’s intercept got here at a crucial time, with the Reds trying to get on the scoreboard. Down 12-0 the Reds, finally seemed to James O’Connors boot to shut the hole. With the rating at 12-6 the Reds seemed like that they had an opportunity to enter the break with a attempt to take the lead. Nonetheless, a penalty given up by Taniela Tupou, as a substitute let Nic White improve the result in 15 – 6 on the break with an extended vary penalty.
Reds labored their approach again into the sport within the second half, on the again of their dominant scrum.
Josh Flook scored a pleasant attempt slipping out of Andy Muirhead‘s sort out, after some good work by James O’Connor and Jock Campbell. That closed the hole to 2 factors, however the Brumbies hit again instantly with a effectively labored attempt to Tom Wright off the again of one other maul.
Allan Alaalatoa, again from suspension, breathed a sigh of aid when his excessive sort out on Richie Asiata was dominated a penalty solely. However with the rating at 22 – 16 on the 60 minute mark, that was the final of the excellent news for the Brumbies, not capable of rating once more, regardless of throwing all the things on the Reds within the final quarter.
Jordan Petaia had 2 massive impacts to get the Reds inside putting distance. First a 50-22 kick to realize the line-out throw, after which getting in behind the Brumbies defence to leap above Tom Banks to attain from James O’Connor’s kick.
James O’Connor missed the conversion, however stored his cool, to kick two late penalties to get the win for the Reds.
The Recreation Changer
Might have been Tom Wright‘s intercept, or Jordan Petaia‘s leaping attempt. Nonetheless, I’ll go along with Fraser McReight’s turnover late within the recreation, when the Reds had been below stress, and a penalty or a attempt would have received it for the Brumbies
The G&GR MOTM
Rob Valetini was one of many Brumbies finest, identical for Cadeyrn Neville & Noah Lolesio. Taniela Tupou was a monster however gave away too many penalties. James O’Connor picks up the GAGR MOTM for his recreation administration on the dying once more.
Hunter Paisami‘s calf is a priority. Folau Fainga’a continued his try-scoring kind from the again of the Brumbies maul.
Rating & Scorers
Tries: Flook, Petaia
Penalties: O’Connor 4
Tries: Fainga’a, Banks, Wright
Conversions: Lolesio 2
Playing cards & citings
Reds : Feao Fotuaika, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Taniela Tupou, Ryan Smith, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Angus Scott-Younger, Fraser McReight, Harry Wilson, Tate McDermott, James O’Connor (c), Jock Campbell, Hamish Stewart, Hunter Paisami, Jordan Petaia, Bryce Hegarty
Reserves: Alex Mafi, Richie Asiata, Zane Nonggorr, Seru Uru, Liam Wright, Kalani Thomas, Josh Flook, Filipo Daugunu
Brumbies : James Slipper, Folau Fainga’a, Allan Alaalatoa (c), Darcy Swain, Cadeyrn Neville, Rob Valetini, Tom Cusack, Pete Samu, Nic White, Noah Lolesio, Tom Wright, Irae Simone, Len Ikitau, Andy Muirhead, Tom Banks
Reserves: Lachlan Lonergan, Scott Sio, Sefo Kautai, Nick Frost, James Tucker, Ryan Lonergan, Bayley Kuenzle, Mack Hansen