RD 3: Crusaders 22 def. Reds 20 SUNCORP STADIUM | MARCH 11, 2017

LADIES ROUND

St.George Queensland Reds v Crusaders

The St.George Queensland Reds have lost 22-20 following a last-minute penalty goal to the Crusaders at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night in Round 3 of Vodafone Super Rugby.

A fast start to the Reds saw them lead 17-0, but the Crusaders rallied to outscore the Reds 15 points to nil in the second half.

17,931 supporters were at Suncorp Stadium for the annual Ladies Round fixture, as the Crusaders stole victory with a penalty goal after the final siren had sounded.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t finish the game off, but I thought the boys came out and played some of the best football we’ve played, particularly in that first half. The team played to what we have been working really hard on at training so it was enjoyable as a coach to see that transference. We were up against one of the best sides in Super Rugby history and we’ve lost to them after the full-time whistle which shows that we’ve competed. Performance is about results and we’re determined to chase some wins on our two-week tour of South Africa and Argentina." - Reds head coach Nick Stiles

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First-half

5 min | Cooper slots a penalty, Reds lead 3-nil.

7 min | Missed penalty from the Crusaders, score remains 3-nil to the Reds.

12 min | TRY! Kerevi is over for the opening try of the game, Reds lead 8-nil, kick to come.

Samu Kerevi charges towards the line! Photo: Sportography

13 min | Cooper slots the conversion, Reds leads 10-nil.

24 min | TRY! Moore puts Kerevi through a hole who passes to Nabuli who scores! Reds lead 15-nil, kick to come.

Nabuli crosses the chalk. Photo: Sportography

25 min | Cooper slots the conversion, Reds lead 17-nil.

28 min | Try for the Crusaders through Drummond, conversion is successful, score now 17-7 to the Reds.

35 min | Cooper slots a penalty, Reds lead 20-7.

HT | Reds 20 Crusaders 7.

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SECOND HALF

41 min | HT SUBS: Douglas on for Rodda, Ready on for Moore.

57 min | Reds pack earn a scrum penalty, Quade points to the posts.

58 min | The kick just sails to the left of the posts, score remains 20-7 to the Reds.

60 min | SUB: Tupou on for Talakai at tight-head prop.

63 min | Try to the Crusaders through Hall, 20-12, kick to come.

64 min | Conversion is missed by Mitch Hunt, score remains 20-12.

64 min | SUBS: Tuttle on for Frisby and Vanzati comes on for Slipper to make his Queensland and Super Rugby debut.

69 min | SIN BIN: Crusaders reduced to 14-men with Taufua dealt a yellow card.

70 min | SUB: Korczyk on for Smith in the backrow.

76 min | Try for the Crusaders through Hall, conversion is successful, Reds hold a narrow 20-19 lead.

78 min | SUB: Kuridrani on for Nabuli.

FT | Crusaders slot a penalty on FT to win the match 22-20.

Congrats to Souths prop Markus Vanzati who became Queensland representative 1310 tonight.

Check out more photos from tonight's match via our Facebook page.

NEXT GAME - AWAY

St.George Queensland Reds v Lions

The St.George Queensland Reds take on the Lions in Johannesburg following their ladies round clash against the Crusaders. The match will be broadcast at 1:15am Sunday 19 March.

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