RD 10: Reds 26 - Waratahs 29 SUNCORP STADIUM | APRIL 29, 2017 | KICK-OFF: 7:45PM


St.George Queensland Reds lose to NSW Waratahs

The St.George Queensland Reds have lost 29-26 to the NSW Waratahs in Round 10 of Vodafone Super Rugby at Suncorp Stadium.

The Reds, wearing a maroon strip for the first time since 2009, ran in four tries to the Waratahs two but Bernard Foley kicked the visitors to victory, nailing five penalty goals in front of 18,781 spectators.

The Reds led 19-17 at half time and scored the only try of the second half but were penalised nine times in the second half.

“We’re just gutted with that result. I thought we played some really good Rugby, but in the second half we couldn’t get any momentum, we couldn’t get out of our half.

“We were good once we got in the 22, our strike rate down there was pretty good but in the second half we only got down there for the maul try and then we didn’t get back there till after full time.” - Head coach Nick Stiles

LIVE BLOG - First Half

3min | Foley misses the chance to open the scoring as his penalty attempt travels to the left of the posts, score remains nil-all.

12min | TRY! A Higginbotham off-load puts Hunt over for the first try of the game, 5-nil kick to come.

13min | Conversion is good from Cooper, Reds lead 7-nil.

18min | Cooper just misses a penalty attempt, score remains 7-nil.

20min | Possible try for the Tahs, TMO to decide.

20min | The TMO rules try, 7-5, kick to come.

21min | Foley slots the conversion, 7-all.

23min | TRY! Hunt puts Lukhan Tui over for his first Super Rugby try, 12-7, kick to come.

24min | Conversion is missed by Cooper, score remains 12-7.

31min | TRY! Perese is over off a Cooper break and grubber, score now 17-7, kick to come.

32min | Cooper slots the conversion, Reds lead the Tahs 19-7.

34min | Foley slots a penalty to narrow the scoreline to 19-10.

38min | Great break from Paia'aia and a flick pass off-load to Kerevi, but the Reds are penalised for not releasing at the ruck.

39min | Hooper is over for the Tahs, 19-15, kick to come.

40min | Foley slots the conversion, score now 19-17.

41min | Perese is dealt a yellow-card, Reds reduced to 14-men.

42min | Higgers defuses the line-out, that's HT at Suncorp Stadium, 19-17 to the Reds.

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LIVE BLOG - Second Half

47min | Foley slots the first points of the half, edging the Tahs ahead 20-19.

50min | TRY! Moore falls over the line off the back of a driving maul for the Reds fourth try, score now 24-20. Kick to come.

51min | The conversion is good from Cooper, score now 26-20. Perese returns to the field, Reds are back to 15.

56min | SUB: Tupou on for Talakai.

61min | SUB: Houston on for Tui.

62min | Foley slots a penalty to narrow the gap to 26-23.

65min | Reds defence forces a knock-on just outside of their 22m. Reds scrum. SUB: Magnay on for Perese.

68min | SUB: Rodda on for Lukhan Tui, Frisby on for Tuttle.

72min | Waratahs awarded a scrum penalty, Foley slots the penalty to level the score at 26-all.

77min | Waratahs awarded a penalty, Foley slots the penalty to put the visitors ahead 29-26.

REDS v WARATAHS | Photo: Sportography & Meggie Whitchurch



1. Sef Fa’agase - University of Queensland

2. Stephen Moore - University of Queensland

3. Sam Talakai - Brothers

4. Rob Simmons - Sunnybank

5. Lukhan Tui - Souths

6. Hendrik Tui - Norths

7. George Smith - Brothers

8. Scott Higginbotham - Wests

9. James Tuttle - GPS

10. Quade Cooper - Souths

11. Eto Nabuli - GPS

12. Duncan Paia’aua - Norths

13. Samu Kerevi (C) - Souths

14. Izaia Perese - Easts

15. Karmichael Hunt - Norths


16. Alex Mafi - Bond University

17. Kirwan Sanday - Easts

18. Taniela Tupou - Brothers

19. Izack Rodda - Easts

20. Leroy Houston - Wests

21. Nick Frisby - GPS

22. Hamish Stewart - Bond University

23. Campbell Magnay - GPS



1. Tom Robertson

2. Hugh Roach

3. Sekope Kepu

4. David McDuling

5. Dean Mumm

6. Ned Hanigan

7. Michael Hooper (C)

8. Michael Wells

9. Nick Phipps

10. Bernard Foley

11. Cam Clark

12. David Horwitz

13. Rob Horne

14. Taqele Naiyaravoro

15. Israel Folau


16. Damien Fitzpatrick

17. Paddy Ryan

18. Angus Taavao

19. Will Skelton

20. Jed Holloway

21. Matt Lucas

22. Irae Simone

23. Bryce Hegarty


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