RECAP: Reds v Blues
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Round Four match between the Reds and Blues in Brisbane.
The Queensland Reds are undefeated in their last five Super Rugby home matches against the Blues, despite trailing at halftime on the day in each of the last three games in that span.
The Queensland Reds will be aiming for back-to-back wins over New Zealand teams in Super Rugby for the first time since April 2013, following their 40-34 victory over the Chiefs last time out.
Each of the Blues’ last two Super Rugby matches in Australia has been decided by a double-figure margin on the day, after doing so only once in their eight such fixtures prior.
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Reds: 15 Bryce Hegarty, 14 Suliasi Vunivalu, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Isaac Henry, 11 Filipo Daugunu, 10 James O’Connor (co-captain), 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright (co-captain), 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Ryan Smith, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Feao Fotuaika.
Replacements: 16 Josh Nasser, 17 Dane Zander, 18 Zane Nonggorr, 19 Angus Blyth, 20 Sam Wallis, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Ilaisa Droasese.
Blues: 15 Zarn Sullivan, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 TJ Faiane, 11 Mark Telea, 10 Otere Black, 9 Finlay Christie, 8 Akira Ioane, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Tom Robinson, 5 Patrick Tuipulotu (captain), 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 2 Kurt Eklund, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe.
Replacements: 16 Soane Vikena, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Jacob Pierce, 20 Hoskins Sotutu, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 AJ Lam.
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant referees: Nic Berry, Jordan way
TMO: Brett Cronan