RD 11: Reds 17 - Chiefs 46 YARROW STADIUM | SAT 6 MAY, 2017 | KICK-OFF: 5:35PM AEST

ROUND 11 - AWAY

St.George Queensland Reds lose to Chiefs

The St.George Queensland Reds have suffered a 46-17 loss to the Chiefs at New Plymouth’s Yarrow Stadium in Round 11 of Vodafone Super Rugby.

The Chiefs outscored the Reds six tries to three, while Damian McKenzie was damaging with the boot, slotting five conversions and two penalties.

“We competed well for 40 minutes but Rugby is an 80-minute contest and unfortunately we let our standards slip in the second half. It's something that has been letting us down this season and something we need to rectify urgently because it's hurting us badly. We're showing growth each week but no one is happy with that when you're sitting in the changeroom at the end with the same result each week. We've got a week now to get better and really take it to the Rebels.” - Reds head coach Nick Stiles

LIVE BLOG - First Half

2min | Defensive tackle from Samu forces McKenzie to knock it forward into touch

11min | TRY! Stephen Moore secures the opening try of the night! 5-0 kick to come.

11min | Ball hits the upright for Cooper. Score remains 5-

13min | Ref takes it up to the TMO to check for a Chiefs grounding.

13min | Try and conversion successful for the Chiefs. 7-5

18min | TRY! Eto Nabuli goes over for the Reds' second try! 7-10 to the Reds

19min | Conversion successful for Coopers and the Reds have the lead. 7-12

25min | A yellow card to George Smith following a high tackle and the Chiefs go for the kick.

26min | Score update: Chiefs 13 - 12 Reds.

35min | Try to the Chiefs after a number of attempts to the Reds line. Conversion successful. 20-12.

HT | Chiefs 20-12 St.George Queensland Reds.

LIVE BLOG - Second Half

42min | Bird crosses for the Chiefs to start the second half, McKenzie misses the conversion. Score now 25-12.

44min | Chiefs go over through Donald, conversion is good. Score reads 32-12

53min | The Chiefs cross through Donald, score now 37-12, kick to come.

53min | McKenzie converts, score now 39-12.

54min | SUB: Rodda on for L Tui at lock and Mafi on for Moore at hooker.

58min | TRY! Magnay is over, score now 39-17, kick to come.

59min | Cooper misses the conversion, score remains 39-17.

59min | SUB: Kuridrani on for Nabuli, Tupou on for Talakai.

62min | Leroy Houston comes on for Hendrik Tui, earning his 50th cap for Queensland.

65min | Frisby on for Tuttle at scrum half.

72min | Lowe is over for the Chiefs, score now 44-17, kick to come.

73min | McKenzie slots the conversion, Chiefs lead 46-17.

ST.GEORGE QUEENSLAND REDS

STARTING XV

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. Samu Kerevi (C) – Souths

13. Campbell Magnay - GPS

14. Izaia Perese – Easts

15. Duncan Paia’aua – Norths

RESERVES

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. Chris Kuridrani - GPS

CHIEFS

STARTING XV

1. Kane Hames

2. Hika Elliot

3. Nepo Laulala

4. Dominic Bird

5. Brodie Retallick

6. Mitchell Brown

7. Sam Cane

8. Michael Leitch

9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow

10. Aaron Cruden

11. James Lowe

12. Charlie Ngatai

13. Anton Lienert-Brown

14. Toni Pulu

15. Damian McKenzie

RESERVES

16. Nathan Harris

17. Atu Moli

18. Siegfried Fisiihoi

19. Taleni Seu

20. Liam Messam

21. Jonathan Taumateine

22. Sam McNicol

23. Shaun Stevenson

NEXT GAME - AWAY

St.George Queensland Reds v Melbourne Rebels

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