RD 14: Reds 26 - Force 40 SUNCORP STADIUM | FRI 26 MAY 2017 | KICK-OFF: 7:45PM


St.George Queensland Reds lose to Western Force

The St.George Queensland Reds have lost 40-26 to the Western Force in Round 14 of Vodafone Super Rugby at Suncorp Stadium.

The Reds crossed for four tries but fell short as Force flyhalf Peter Grant kicked his side to victory with a perfect seven from seven with the boot.

“It's something we've got to work on as a group and as individuals. We’re all so disappointed with that performance and we’ve got to take responsibility for that as players. It's us when we get out there. It's the 23 that get on the field that has to perform. We can train as well as we can and say the right words but when we get out on the paddock, we've got to put in the 80-minute performance that we speak about all the time. Tonight wasn't good enough.” - Reds captain Samu Kerevi

LIVE BLOG - First Half

4min | TRY! Paia'aua goes over for the first try. Conversion is missed, Reds lead 5-nil.

16min | Frisby crosses the try line but is held up. Score remains 5-nil.

28min | Grant slots a penalty to get the Force on the board, score now 5-3

29min | Cooper crosses but TMO rules no try, score remains 5-3.

32min | Grant slots a penalty to edge the Force ahead 6-5.

38min | Ross Haylett-Petty scores for the Force, score now 11-5, kick to come.

39min | Grant slots the conversion, score now 13-5.

LIVE BLOG - Second Half

41min | TRY! Frisby makes a break, passes to Cooper, Cooper throws back inside to Lukhan Tui who crosses over. Score now 13-10. Kick to come.

42min | Cooper slots the conversion, score now 13-12, Reds trail by one-point.

44min | Force awarded a penalty try and Frisby is shown a yellow-card, score now 20-12 and Reds reduced to 14 men.

48min | Force increase their lead through a penalty from Grant, score now 23-12.

50min | TRY! Moore crosses for the Reds' third try of the night. Score now 23-17, kick to come.

51min | Cooper adds the extras, score now 23-19, Force narrowly ahead.

55min | Frisby's time in the sin bin is over, Tuttle comes onto the field at scrumhalf.

56min | Rodda on for Tui at lock.

58min | TRY! Moore crosses for his second try of the night off a rolling maul. Reds now in the lead 24-23, kick to come.

59min | Cooper slots the conversion, Reds lead 26-23. SUB: Sanday and Tupou on for Fa'agase and Talakai in the frontrow.

62min | Try for the Force through Brache, score now 28-26, kick to come.

63min | Grant slots the conversion, score now 30-26 to the Force.

66min | Nabuli is dealt a yellow-card, Reds reduced to 14-men.

70min | Try for the Force, score now 35-26, kick to come.

71min | Grant slots the conversion, score now 37-26.

73min | Grant slots a penalty to edge the Force's lead out to 40-26.

76min | SUB: Mafi on for Moore at hooker.



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. Nick Frisby - GPS

10. Quade Cooper - Souths

11. Eto Nabuli - GPS

12. Duncan Paia'aua - Norths

13. Samu Kerevi (C) - Souths

14. Chris Kuridrani - GPS

15. Karmichael Hunt - Norths


16. Alex Mafi - Bond University

17. Kirwan Sanday - Easts

18. Taniela Tupou - Brothers

19. Izack Rodda - Easts

20. Adam Korczyk - University of Queensland

21. James Tuttle - GPS

22. Jake McIntyre - Sunnybank

23. Lachlan Maranta - Wests



1. Francois van Wyk

2. Heath Tessmann

3. Jermaine Ainsley

4. Matt Philip

5. Adam Coleman

6. Ross Haylett-Petty

7. Matt Hodgson (C)

8. Isireli Naisarani

9. Michael Ruru

10. Peter Grant

11. Alex Newsome

12. Bill Meakes

13. Curtis Rona

14. James Verity-Amm

15. Marcel Brache


16. Tatafu Polota-Nau

17. Pek Cowan

18. Tetera Faulkner

19. Richie Arnold

20. Richard Hardwick

21. Mitchell Short

22. Luke Burton

23. Luke Morahan


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