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Super Rugby | Brisbane
05:05 (GMT) | 21-05-2016
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Don't forget to join us when we head to Hamilton in a while - where the Chiefs will host the Rebels in a crucial match!
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Sunwolves can't find a way through and after a period of scrappy, hectic passing the ball is spilled and the game ends. That is FULL-TIME here in Brisbane, where the Reds win (35-25) their third straight home game. It was a game with moments of sublime play and periods of dire rubbish. Overall an enjoyable game
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Suwolves looking for a late bonus point. Their passing game comes into play.
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An off-the-ball late shoulder charge lands Fa'afase in trouble. He is fortunate, it is a penalty only.
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From the scrum the Reds knock on just inside the Sunwolves 22 - the game is running is predictable conclusion.
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Scrum reset just outside the Sunwolves 22
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Another mistake by the Sunwolves, a line-out throw that's not straight, and the Reds have an attacking scrum. The Sunwolves will look to unforced errors as one of the key issues in the game
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Jake McIntyre takes over the goal-kicking with Goromaru off injured - he slots it for a 10-ppoint lead.
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Derek Carpenter penalised inside his own 22 and the Reds have a penalty right in front. Crucial error
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Sunwolves not doing themselves any favours by constantly handing possession back to the Reds through silly errors.
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The Reds start with a line-out about 8m out, but a forward pass hands possession back to the Sunwolves
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Strong maul by the Reds produces another penalty, as the Sunwolves use illegal tactics to try and stop it.
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Scrum penalty to the reds. They can clear their lines.
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Sunwolves, from the scrum, go back to their off-load game and look very effective. They are into the Reds 22 and just metres out the ball goes to ground - knock-on and the Reds can breathe a sigh of relief
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Scrappy play by both teams as the pressure mounts. Handbags come out, but it is not even angry handbags
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Scrum penalty to the Sunwolves, as Reds captain James Slipper collapses under the pressure
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The Sunwolves look to launch an attack from a line-out just inside the Reds half, but the scrumhalf can't control and the Reds have a scrum feed
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Ayumu Goromaru adds the conversion for a 32-25 lead
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The Reds win a turnover, from a akock-on, just inside their 22 and a sniping break by Frisby puts Cadeym Neville into space and over for an 80-m try.
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This time Tusi Pisi is wide of the mark and it is 25-all
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The Sunwolves win a crucial turnover just outside the Reds 22 and some great hands saw Liaki Moli go over for their second try
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Ayumu Goromaru, from 45m out right in front, stretches the lead to 25-20
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The Sunwolves launch another attack from deep, but obstruction gifts the Reds a penalty just inside the Sunwolves half.
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Tusi Pisi adds the conversion to make it a two-point game - 20-22
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The Sunwolves produce a sublime backline move, Tusi Pisi doing the skip-pass and then Riaan Viljoen's well-time pass creating the overlap - an inside pass sending Derek Carpenter over for his second try.
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Both teams throwing caution to the wind and while it may be entertaining to the neutral, it is really not bringing either team much reward.
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Reds getting over-elaborate and a knock-on just outside the Sunwolves 22 ends a promising move.
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Powerful scrum earns the Reds a penalty just outside their 22
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Sunwolves have a line-out on the Reds 22, but after a few phases Tusi Pisi puts the ball down cold. Opportunity lost.
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Sunwolves trying their off-load game and making no impression on the reds defence. However, the Reds are a bit over-eagre and go offside - penalty to the visitors
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Ayumu Goromaru pushes this one wide - 22-13
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Reds opt for a line-out and a maul. Another powerful maul and Curtis Browning gets his second five-pointer.
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The second half is underway. Sunwolves concede an early penalty for off-side, near their own 22. Not the best start.

Half Time

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There is enough time for the restart , but Frisby puts it into the stands and that is HALF-TIME here in Brisbane. The first half was one of contrasts -0 the Reds looking to be structured, but sloppy play costing them. The Sunwolves - well they are being the Sunwolves, everything is off the cuff. See you in 10 minutes.
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The pick-and-drive doesn't come off as the Reds concede a penalty. Pisi having a shot and he lands at - 13-17
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Quick throw-in and the Sunwolves launch a counter. Stewart making great yards, but a cover tackle from Sautia forces a line-out inside the Reds 22
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Kerevi causing havoc, but he is tackled into touch inside the Sunwolves 22
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The Reds get a line-out feed near the Sunwolves 10m line
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The Reds go back to their structured game and Kerevi breaks the line again. However, another knock-on ends that move inside the Sunwolves 22
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Tusi Pisi slots the penalty and the gap closes to 10-17
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The Reds guilty of silly play - a late tackle gifts the Sunwolves a penalty just inside the Reds half
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Ayumu Goromaru adds the conversion and it is 17-7
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Brilliant set-piece move - a cheeky throw to the front of the line-out and the scrumhalf slipping through the middle. Some good interplay by the forwards then sets up captain James Slipper for the five-pointer
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That becomes a penalty near the Sunwolves 10m line, as scrumhalf Hiwasa foes offside
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The Sunwolves now their own worst enemy - a kick ahead and Viljoen attempts a chip, only for his kick to be charged down and then knocked on. Scrum geed to the Reds just inside the Sunwolves' half.
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Sloppy play by the Sunwolves hand possession back to the Reds - the supporting player knocking the ball on in the tackle
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From the restart the Sunwolves go deep, where Goromaru attempts to start a counter from inside his 22. However, the offload goes horribly wrong and the knock-on gifts the Sunwolves a scrum feed just outside the Reds 22
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Tusi Pisi adds the conversion and the Sunwolves close the gap to 7-10
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The Sunwolves now get their passing game going and the Reds' defence opens line a can of sardines - Derek Carpenter with a hand-off and the score
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The Sunwolves retain the ball through a few phases, before Pisi chips ahead - but it is too deep and the Reds can restart from the 22
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Sunwolves sta move from the scrum and Liam Gill gets his hands on the ball at the tackle - but he loses control and the Sunwolves have another scrum feed on the Reds 10m line
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The Sunwolves launch an attack upfield - Pisi to Wuirk, to Viljoen, who kicks and chases. The Reds are back in numbers, with Kerevi staring a counter, but a forward pass ends an great passage of play from both sides. Scrum feed to the Sunwolves just inside the Reds half.
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Reds again working the ball through the phases from the restart and it is not long before they are into Sunwolves territory
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Ayumu Goromarus adds the conversion - 10-0
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The throw is not the best, but the Reds retain possession and Curtis Browing charges around the fringe of a ruck and is over
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Another maul and this time Ed Quirk is blown up for coming offside at the maul
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Massive maul by the Reds and they win another penalty. Sunwolves struggling with the Reds' structured game
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Tusi Pisi misses a sitter - still 3-0
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Sunwolves take it through the phases and wn a penalty just outside the Reds 22 - Jake McIntuyre not rolling away in the tackle
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Great defence by the Sunwolves as former Reds player Ed Quirk wins a turnover penalty for the visitors - relief for the Sunwolves
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Kerevi makes the first big bust of the match and the Reds are into the Sunwolves 22
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Reds again applying pressure and winning a line-out feed just inside their own half. Sunwolves just can't get into the game.
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Ayumu Goromaru slots the penalty and the Reds are on the board
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Penalty to the Reds just outside the Sunwolves 22
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Reds clearly have the edge in the set pieces and this is where they will win or lose this game
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The Reds applying all the early pressure and win an attacking scrum feed
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We are underway here in Brisbane!
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LATE CHANGE: Samu Kerevi has been cleared to play and will start at outside centre, with Campbell Magnay shifting to the bench.
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Sunwolves loose forward Ed Quirk said the unstructured game has served them well this season and they are not going to change - they are certain NOT going to get into a set-piece battle now.
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Here is Rugby365's pre-match prediction: It is difficult to know which Sunwolves team will turn up. They have been bouncing between sublime and diabolical this season. The Reds at home may be just too much and should win by 10 to 15 points. Read the full preview here: http://www.rugby365.com/tournaments/super-rugby/73049-s18-preview-round-13-part-one
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The Sunwolves have conceded 171 points in their three games away from home so far in 2016, that's an average of 57 per game.
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The Reds have won their last two games at home, the same amount of wins they accrued in their previous 12 home matches. The last time they won three on the spin in the same season was at the end of their 2013 campaign.
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Welcome to the Suncorp stadium in Brisbane for our first match on a truly Super Saturday - we have the Reds against the Sunwolves.
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START LINE UP
  • 1 James Slipper
  • 2 Andrew Ready
  • 3 Greg Holmes
  • 4 Cadeyrn Neville
  • 5 Rob Simmons
  • 6 Hendrik Tui
  • 7 Liam Gill
  • 8 Curtis Browning
  • 9 Nick Frisby
  • 10 Jake McIntyre
  • 11 Eto Nabuli
  • 12 Anthony Fainga'a
  • 13 Samu Kerevi
  • 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia
  • 15 Ayumu Goromaru
RESERVES
  • 16 Mathew Mafi
  • 17 Sef Faagase
  • 18 Sam Talakai
  • 19 Ben Matwijow
  • 20 Michael Gunn
  • 21 James Tuttle
  • 22 Duncan Paia'Aua
  • 23 Campbell Magnay
START LINE UP
  • 1 Masataka Mikami
  • 2 Takeshi Kizu
  • 3 Shinnosuke Kakinaga
  • 4 Tim Bond
  • 5 Fa'atiga Lemalu
  • 6 Liaki Moli
  • 7 Andrew Durutalo
  • 8 Ed Quirk
  • 9 Atsushi Hiwasa
  • 10 Tusi Pisi
  • 11 John Stewart
  • 12 Harumichi Tatekawa
  • 13 Derek Carpenter
  • 14 Akihito Yamada
  • 15 Riaan Viljoen
RESERVES
  • 16 Shota Horie
  • 17 Keita Inagaki
  • 18 Takuma Asahara
  • 19 Hitoshi Ono
  • 20 Taiyo Ando
  • 21 Yuki Yatomi
  • 22 Yu Tamura
  • 23 Mifiposeti Paea
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S18 PREVIEW: ROUND 13, PART ONE

Thu, 19 May 2016 00:08

IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Jan de Koning looks at the first three matches in Part One of Super Rugby's Round 13.

The Crusaders could set the tone for what is going to be an intriguing weekend of Super Rugby.

The seven-time former champions, Crusaders, host the one-time champion Waratahs in Christchurch - the Crusaders coming off a disappointing loss and the Waratahs on a red-hot four-match winning streak.

It is the only Friday match, but will have a huge impact on the standings just a fortnight before the June break.

In the two early matches on Saturday the Chiefs - for so long tournament leaders till they were displaced by the Crusaders two weeks ago - are at home to the Rebels; while Reds and Sunwolves Brisbane in a match where battered pride is all that is at stake.

Friday, May 20:

The main question ahead of this game is: How will the loss of Kurtley Beale affect the Waratahs

Beale, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, was the creative spark in an exciting Tahs backline.

However, they have another massive hurdle - a 12-year drought against the Crusaders in Christchurch - to overcome.

Waratahs assistant coach Chris Malone admitted losing a player of that calibre is tough.

"Losing Kurtley for us will be a be a huge loss," Malone said.

"He's been in spectacular form. He's been an integral part of our team and he's been a real leader for us on and off the field.

"We'll sorely miss him, but it gives the opportunity for someone else to cover that absence. It will have a galvanising effect."
 
The Crusaders lost their first match last week after an eight-game winning streak, while the Tahs have six wins (four on the trot at present) and four losses.

However, Malone feels they need to continue to get better, especially in this crucial fortnight before the June break.

"We need to continue to push towards an 80-minute performance," the Tahs assistant said.

"We've got the Crusaders this week, who have been the competition front runners all year.

"We head over to Christchurch and there's a huge opportunity, but also a huge task ahead of us to ensure we keep heading in the direction we want to head.

"We've just got to keep working hard on the training ground and keep getting better and better each week."

Recent results:
2015: Waratahs won 32-22, Sydney
2014: Waratahs won 33-32, Sydney (Final)
2013: Crusaders won 23-22, Christchurch
2012: Crusaders won 37-33, Sydney
2011: Crusaders won 33-18, Nelson
2010: Crusaders won 20-13, Christchurch

Prediction: The Waratahs have won their last two games against the Crusaders, a third straight win would be their longest ever streak against the Christchurch franchise. The Christchurch based side have won their last four against Australian opposition, with the last two games in that run both coming by margins of 25-plus points. The Waratahs have won two of their last three games in New Zealand and will be searching for back-to-back wins there for the first time since 2009 after a 29-24 win over the Hurricanes in Round 10. The Crusaders have scored nine tries in the third quarter of matches so far this season, a 10th would make them the first team to have scored 10-plus tries in each quarter of their matches so far this season. Richie Mo'unga beat seven defenders in the Crusaders' Round 12 loss, the most of any Crusaders flyhalf in Super Rugby since 2011. The Waratahs have a realistic chance of winning in the Crusaders' back yard, but I would not bet my house in that. We feel the Crusaders will sneak it by eight points.

Teams:

Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Jone Macilai, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody.
Replacements: 16 Ged Robinson, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Mike Alaalatoa, 19 Scott Barrett, 20 Tim Boys, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 David Havili, 23 Marty McKenzie.

Waratahs: 15 Andrew Kellaway, 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 David Horwitz, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Jed Holloway, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Will Skelton, 4 David Dennis, 3 Tom Robertson, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Paddy Ryan.
Replacements: 16 Angus Ta'avao, 17 Hugh Roach, 18 Jeremy Tilse, 19 Sam Lousi, 20 Wycliff Palu, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Matt Carraro, 23 Zac Guildford.

Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden, Kane McBride
TMO: Chris Wratt

Saturday, May 21:

The Reds return to Brisbane this weekend, following two games in New Zealand, and will be hoping to maintain their good home form this season - which has seen them win their last two at Suncorp Stadium.

Saturday's game will see the first meeting between the Reds and the Sunwolves, as the Queenslanders aim to finish on a high ahead of a Round 14 bye and the month-long June break.

The Sunwolves - with a win over the Jaguares and a draw with the Stormers - the Sunwolves now believe they can start knocking teams over more regularly.

Former Reds flank Ed Quirk is adamant they are not in Brisbane to "muck around".

"We're here to compete, not participate," Quirk told the couriermail.com.au.

Ironically, the Reds will have the name of one of Japan's most iconic stars, fullback Ayumu Goromaru, on their player roster.

However, Quirk insists they are not focussed on individuals, but rather how the Sunwolves can perform AS A TEAM.

"We are playing the Reds on Saturday, not Goromaru," Quirk said.

Previous results:
These teams have never met before.

Prediction: The Reds have won their last two games at home, the same amount of wins they accrued in their previous 12 home matches. The last time they won three on the spin in the same season was at the end of their 2013 campaign. The Sunwolves have conceded 171 points in their three games away from home so far in 2016, that's an average of 57 per game. The Reds have scored 38 more points than they've conceded in the third quarter of games so far this season, the fourth best difference of any team and nine more than the next best Australian team (Brumbies). Riaan Viljoen has gained 604 metres, the most of any Sunwolves player, and has scored two tries and gained 176 metres in the Sunwolves' last two games away from home. Rob Simmons has won 58 line-outs (including one steal) to date this season, the second most of any player in the competition and 15 more than the next best Australian-based player (Sam Carter - 43).  It is difficult to know which Sunwolves team will turn up. They have been bouncing between sublime and diabolical this season. The Reds at home may be just too much and should win by 10 to 15 points.

Teams:

Reds: 15 Ayumu Goromaru, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Anthony Fainga'a, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Curtis Browning, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (captain).
Replacements: 16 Matt Mafi, 17 Sef Fa'agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Ben Matwijow, 20 Michael Gunn, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Duncan Paia'aua, 23 Junior Laloifi.

Sunwolves: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Akihito Yamada, 13 Derek Carpenter, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa (captain), 11 John Stewart, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Atsushi Hiwasa, 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Fa'atiga Lemalu, 4 Tim Bond, 3 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 2 Takeshi Kizu, 1 Masataka Mikami.
Replacements: 16 Shota Horie, 17 Keita Inagaki, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Hitoshi Ono, 20 Taiyo Ando, 21 Yuki Yatomi, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Mifiposeti Paea.

Referee: Will Houston
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees, Nic Berry
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore

The Rebels know they have a mountain to climb against a Chiefs team determined to bounce back - after suffering only their second defeat of the season, 13-26 to the Highlanders.

Despite having slipped to three defeats in their last four matches - having previously topped the Australian conference - the Rebels are adamant they are not out of the play-off race yet.

The Rebels, who sit seven points behind the conference leaders - the Waratahs - on the Australian Conference ladder, have just five games left to make up lost ground.

However, Rebels coach Tony McGahan said the team will not focus on the hypothetical scenarios.

"We know exactly where we stand and what we've got to do and that's where we'll go forward this week," McGahan said in an interview on the Rebels website.

"If you get too caught up on the opposition and what they've got to do, who they've got to play, the byes they've got, and who's in and who's out, it becomes messy.

"We're keeping things pretty simple so we just worry about ourselves, what we've got control over and make sure we play well.

"We've got a tough assignment with the Chiefs away in Hamilton on Saturday."

Despite the Chiefs holding the head to head advantage, the Rebels take confidence from the fact that little has separated the two sides in their previous meetings.

"They're a fantastic side and have been leading the competition pretty much since day one, they're pretty hard to beat in New Zealand but we've done well against them the last two years and we look forward to mixing it up on Saturday," McGahan said.

Previous results:
2015: Rebels won 16-15, Melbourne
2014: Chiefs won 22-16. Hamilton
2013: Chiefs won 39-33, Melbourne
2011: Chiefs won 38-10, Hamilton

Prediction: The Chiefs have won three of their four games against the Rebels, though the Melbourne team snapped a three-game losing streak with a win in the last fixture between these franchises. Defeat to the Highlanders in Round 11 snapped a seven game winning streak for the Chiefs; they've not lost consecutive home games in the same season since 2011. The Chiefs have scored three tries on the back of a line-out steal, the equal most of any team in the competition, while the Rebels have conceded the joint most tries (three) after having their line-out stolen. The Rebels have conceded the second fewest points of any team in the final quarter of matches this season (32), just one point more than the Waratahs. Sefanaia Naivalua has made an average game of 9.7 metres from 26 carries so far this season, the most of any Australian-based player and the third most overall (minimum 10 carries). The Chiefs have too much class to be bogged down by their recent loss and should win by about 15 points.

Teams:

Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (co-captain), 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Taleni Seu, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Mitchell Graham.
Replacements: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Kane Hames, 18 Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, 19 Michael Allardice, 20 Tom Sanders, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Sam Vaka.

Rebels: 15 Mike Harris, 14 Sefa Naivalu, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Reece Hodge, 11 Tom English, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker (captain), 8 Adam Thomson, 7 Sean McMahon, 6 Colby Fainga'a, 5 Lopeti Timani , 4 Sam Jeffries, 3 Jamie Hagan, 2 James Hanson, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Siliva Siliva , 17 Cruze Ah Nau, 18 Tim Metcher, 19 Culum Retallick, 20 Jordy Reid, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Jonah Placid, 23 Kotaro Matsushima.

Referee: Angus Gardiner
Assistant referees: Brendon Pickerill, Brett Johnson
TMO: Ben Skeen

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@King365ed
@rugby365com

* Statistical information provided by Opta Sports

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Reds hold on against willing Sunwolves

Sat, 21 May 2016 07:10

REPORT: The Reds won their third successive home match when they edged a willing Sunwolves team 35-25 in Brisbane on Saturday.

The Round 13 Super Rugby encounter was a match of contrasts - the Reds relying on their set pieces and structured play, while the Sunwolves used their unstructured passing game to cause havoc.

The four tries to three margin is probably a good reflection an the standard and ability to execute by the two sides.

Back row forward Curtis Browning and the Sunwolves' Kiwi import Derek Carpenter bagged two tries each.

It wasn't an overly impressive performance from the Reds, who once again failed to convert their set-piece dominance into flowing attack- despite the late inclusion of Samu Kerevi, who was cleared to play at No.13 after overcoming a broken hand.

The Sunwolves were comparatively much slicker and inventive, and it might have been a different game were it not for their five-eighth Tusi Pisi's inaccurate goal-kicking (landing just four from seven attempts) and two try-saving efforts by Chris Feauai-Sautia in the first half.

The biggest concern for the Reds will be the injury of their Japanese import Ayumu Goromaru, his match abruptly cut short after 63 minutes - as he appeared to injure himself while failing to stop Sunwolves lock Liaki Moli's try, which had dramatically levelled the scores at 25-all.

Instead of tackling the dreadlocked giant, Goromaru tried to bump him out of play and unsurprisingly came off second best, and was immediately brought off the ground clutching his shoulder.

Two minutes later, Cadeyrn Neville galloped 40 metres to the line to finish off a classy Reds turnover play, giving the hosts some much-needed breathing space.

Then Jake McIntyre nailed a 73rd minute penalty to effectively put the game to bed.

The Reds scored two tries to one in the first half but went into the break ahead 17-13, the Sunwolves closing the gap through consecutive penalties from Pisi.

Man of the match: Sunwolves centre Derek Carpenter was a hand-full for the Reds' defence, while flyhalf Tusi Pisi was their most creative force - with Ed Quirk the visitors' muscle. Curtis Browning was the driving force for the Reds' pack. However, pour award goes to Reds centre Sami Kerevi - who passed a late fitness test and his participation was only confirmed half-an-hour before kick-off - with his powerful running causing most of the damage.

The scorers:

For the Reds:
Tries:
Browning 2, Slipper, Neville
Cons: Goromaru 3
Pens: Goromaru 2, McIntyre

For the Sunwolves:
Tries:
Carpenter 2, Moli
Cons: Pisi 2
Pens: Pisi 2

Teams:

Reds: 15 Ayumu Goromaru, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Sami Kerevi, 12 Anthony Fainga'a, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Curtis Browning, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (captain).
Replacements: 16 Matt Mafi, 17 Sef Fa'agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Ben Matwijow, 20 Michael Gunn, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Duncan Paia'aua, 23 Campbell Magnay/Junior Laloifi.

Sunwolves: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Akihito Yamada, 13 Derek Carpenter, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa (captain), 11 John Stewart, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Atsushi Hiwasa, 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Fa'atiga Lemalu, 4 Tim Bond, 3 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 2 Takeshi Kizu, 1 Masataka Mikami.
Replacements: 16 Shota Horie, 17 Keita Inagaki, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Hitoshi Ono, 20 Taiyo Ando, 21 Yuki Yatomi, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Mifiposeti Paea.

Referee: Will Houston
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees, Nic Berry
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore

Curtis Browning (14min), James Slipper (29min), Curtis Browning (42min), and Cadeyrn Neville (58min)
TRIES
Derek Carpenter (23min), Derek Carpenter (51min), and Liaki Moli (56min)
Ayumu Goromaru (15min), Ayumu Goromaru (30min), and Ayumu Goromaru (59min)
CONVERSIONS
Tusi Pisi (24min) and Tusi Pisi (52min)
Ayumu Goromaru (4min), Ayumu Goromaru (54min), and Jake McIntyre (73min)
PENALTIES
Tusi Pisi (33min) and Tusi Pisi (39min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Brisbane
REFEREE Will Houston