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Super Rugby, Friday, 6 July 2012 - Round 17 - Suncorp Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Reds
Score
19
Team
Highlanders
Score
13
Reds versus Highlanders
Players Slipper (57min) Tries 1 Tries 2 Players Thomson (63min), King (74min)
Players Harris 1/1 (100%) Conversions 1 Conversions 0 Players Delany 0/1 (0%), Noakes 0/1 (0%)
Players Harris 4/5 (80%) Penalty goals 4 Penalty goals 1 Players Delany 1/2 (50%)
Players Harris 0/1 (0%) Drop goals 0 Drop goals 0 Players

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Reds vs. Highlanders

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute Highlanders: Penalty Goal Mike Delany
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute Reds: Penalty Goal Michael Harris
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute Reds: Penalty Goal Michael Harris
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute Reds: Substitution Off Chris F'Sautia Reds: Substitution On Ben Lucas
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. HT Half time Highlanders: Substitution Off Jamie Mackintosh Highlanders: Substitution Off Jimmy Cowan Highlanders: Substitution On Chris King Highlanders: Substitution On Aaron Smith

Reds vs. Highlanders

Reds vs. Highlanders

  1. 41 minute
  2. 42 minute Reds: Substitution Off Greg Holmes Reds: Substitution Off Beau Robinson Reds: Substitution On Ben Daley Reds: Substitution On Radike Samo
  3. 43 minute
  4. 44 minute
  5. 45 minute
  6. 46 minute
  7. 47 minute
  8. 48 minute Reds: Penalty Goal Michael Harris
  9. 49 minute
  10. 50 minute
  11. 51 minute Reds: Substitution Off Rob Simmons Reds: Substitution On Jarrad Butler
  12. 52 minute Highlanders: Substitution Off Josh Bekhuis Highlanders: Substitution On Jarrad Hoeata
  13. 53 minute
  14. 54 minute Highlanders: Substitution Off James Haskell Highlanders: Substitution Off Phil Burleigh Highlanders: Substitution On Tim Boys Highlanders: Substitution On Kendrick Lynn
  15. 55 minute
  16. 56 minute
  17. 57 minute Reds: Try James Slipper
  18. 58 minute Reds: Conversion Michael Harris
  19. 59 minute
  20. 60 minute
  21. 61 minute
  22. 62 minute
  23. 63 minute Highlanders: Try Adam Thomson
  24. 64 minute
  25. 65 minute
  26. 66 minute Highlanders: Substitution Off Andrew Hore Highlanders: Substitution On Jason Rutledge
  27. 67 minute
  28. 68 minute Highlanders: Substitution Off Mike Delany Highlanders: Substitution On Chris Noakes
  29. 69 minute
  30. 70 minute
  31. 71 minute Reds: Penalty Goal Michael Harris
  32. 72 minute Highlanders: Substitution On Jamie Mackintosh Highlanders: Substitution Off M Fia
  33. 73 minute Reds: Substitution Off Saia Faingaa Reds: Substitution On James Hanson
  34. 74 minute Highlanders: Try Chris King
  35. 75 minute
  36. 76 minute
  37. 77 minute Reds: Substitution On Greg Holmes Reds: Substitution Off James Slipper
  38. 78 minute
  39. 79 minute
  40. FT Full time

Reds vs. Highlanders

Statistics

Match Statistics
RedsHighlanders

1 Greg Holmes

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

1 Jamie Mackintosh

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

2 Saia Faingaa

Substitution Off
1

2 Andrew Hore

Substitution Off
1

3 James Slipper

Try
1
Substitution Off
1

3 M Fia

Substitution Off
1

4 Rob Simmons

Substitution Off
1

4 Josh Bekhuis

Substitution Off
1

5 Adam Wallace-Harrison

5 Nick Crosswell

6 Jake Schatz

6 Adam Thomson

Try
1

7 Beau Robinson

Substitution Off
1

7 James Haskell

Substitution Off
1

8 Scott Higginbotham

8 Nasi Manu

9 Will Genia

9 Jimmy Cowan

Substitution Off
1

10 Quade Cooper

10 Mike Delany

Penalty Goal
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Chris F'Sautia

Substitution Off
1

11 Hosea Gear

12 Michael Harris

Conversion
1
Penalty Goal
4

12 Phil Burleigh

Substitution Off
1

13 Anthony Faingaa

13 Siale Piutau

14 Dom Shipperley

14 Kade Poki

15 Luke Morahan

15 Ben Smith

Match Statistics
Reds Reserves Highlanders Reserves

James Hanson

Substitution On
1

Jason Rutledge

Substitution On
1

Ben Daley

Substitution On
1

Chris King

Try
1
Substitution On
1

Radike Samo

Substitution On
1

Jarrad Hoeata

Substitution On
1

Jarrad Butler

Substitution On
1

Tim Boys

Substitution On
1

Ben Lucas

Substitution On
1

Aaron Smith

Substitution On
1

Ben Tapuai

Chris Noakes

Substitution On
1

Nick Frisby

Kendrick Lynn

Substitution On
1

Reds vs Highlanders

  • Possession

    Reds 55%
    55% 45%
    Highlanders 45%
  • Rucks/mauls

    Reds 74
    48% 52%
    Highlanders 80
  • Line breaks

    Reds 6
    55% 45%
    Highlanders 5
  • Offloads

    Reds 4
    21% 79%
    Highlanders 15
  • Scrum wins

    Reds 7
    44% 56%
    Highlanders 9
  • Scrums won against head

    Reds 0
    50% 50%
    Highlanders 0
  • Lineout wins

    Reds 10
    38% 62%
    Highlanders 16
  • Lineouts won against throw

    Reds 1
    50% 50%
    Highlanders 1
  • Runs

    Reds 87
    49% 51%
    Highlanders 91
  • Run metres

    Reds 507m
    50% 50%
    Highlanders 499m
  • Kicks

    Reds 20
    59% 41%
    Highlanders 14
  • Kick metres

    Reds 620m
    59% 41%
    Highlanders 433m
  • Tackles made

    Reds 148
    54% 46%
    Highlanders 126
  • Tackles missed

    Reds 34
    59% 41%
    Highlanders 24
  • Turnovers

    Reds 13
    37% 63%
    Highlanders 22
  • Penalties conceded

    Reds 16
    59% 41%
    Highlanders 11
  • |
    Reds statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS MTRS TACK MI.TA OFLD KICKS TRY.A LI.BR RUCK T.O
    Greg Holmes LHP 46 4 14 6 3 0 0 0 0 3 2
    Saia Faingaa HOOK 72 6 15 7 1 0 0 0 0 6 0
    James Slipper THP 76 8 43 9 0 1 0 0 1 5 0
    Rob Simmons LCK1 50 2 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Adam Wallace-Harrison LCK2 80 6 25 11 4 0 0 1 0 5 0
    Jake Schatz BSFL 80 6 16 16 3 0 0 0 0 7 1
    Beau Robinson OSFL 41 4 21 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Scott Higginbotham NUM8 80 5 22 11 5 0 2 0 0 6 3
    Will Genia HB 80 3 17 5 2 0 4 0 0 2 2
    Quade Cooper FIV8 80 6 47 7 1 0 8 0 0 5 1
    Chris F'Sautia LWNG 34 3 43 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
    Michael Harris ICEN 80 8 75 5 3 2 1 0 2 6 0
    Anthony Faingaa OCEN 80 1 3 12 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Dom Shipperley RWNG 80 9 79 2 0 0 0 0 1 8 1
    Luke Morahan FBCK 80 3 22 5 3 0 3 0 0 3 0
    James Hanson RHKR 9 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Daley RPRP 40 3 7 9 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Radike Samo RLCK 40 3 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Jarrad Butler RFL 31 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Lucas RHB 47 3 33 4 1 0 1 0 1 3 0
    Ben Tapuai RBCK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Frisby RES1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Highlanders statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS MTRS TACK MI.TA OFLD KICKS TRY.A LI.BR RUCK T.O
    Jamie Mackintosh LHP 50 6 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
    Andrew Hore HOOK 65 3 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
    M Fia THP 71 1 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Bekhuis LCK1 51 1 5 8 1 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Nick Crosswell LCK2 80 4 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
    Adam Thomson BSFL 80 5 18 12 2 0 0 0 1 6 2
    James Haskell OSFL 53 1 8 17 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Nasi Manu NUM8 80 10 50 12 1 0 1 0 0 9 1
    Jimmy Cowan HB 40 0 0 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 0
    Mike Delany FIV8 67 4 30 6 3 1 0 0 0 4 1
    Hosea Gear LWNG 80 12 61 3 3 2 1 0 0 10 1
    Phil Burleigh ICEN 53 4 26 4 2 0 3 0 0 2 2
    Siale Piutau OCEN 80 8 52 7 1 4 0 0 0 6 1
    Kade Poki RWNG 80 9 60 5 2 1 0 0 0 8 1
    Ben Smith FBCK 80 8 99 3 2 3 1 0 2 5 2
    Jason Rutledge RHKR 16 6 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
    Chris King RPRP 41 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
    Jarrad Hoeata RLCK 30 2 22 6 2 0 0 0 1 2 0
    Tim Boys RFL 28 1 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Smith RHB 41 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 0
    Chris Noakes RBCK 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Kendrick Lynn RES1 28 2 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0

    Latest Comments

    • On that performance, it looks as though the Reds will just remain last years title holders

      Muzzo | July 06, 2012, 11:03PM
    • though i never saw the game i knew before it started ,with kaplan the ref kiwis would lose, and funny always lose when they play in brisbane
      but not to worry highlanders arent top of nz,and it ...

      lady di | July 06, 2012, 10:38PM
    • Listen closely as I may never say this again.......Go Waratahs!

      Go Waratahs | July 06, 2012, 9:25PM
    • Penalty count of 17 to 9! Is Kaplan serious!

      Kaplan is a goose | July 06, 2012, 9:23PM

    More comments 4 | Make a comment

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name James Haskell 17
    Offloads
    Player name Siale Piutau 4
    Kicks
    Player name Quade Cooper 8
    Runs
    Player name Hosea Gear 12
    Metres
    Player name Ben Smith 99
    Line Breaks
    Player name Michael Harris 2

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:40pm
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Fair
    Referee:
    Jonathan Kaplan
    Touch Judges:
    Ian Smith, James Leckie
    Video Ref:
    Steve Leszczynski

    Live: Reds v Highlanders

    Rugby Union Match Centre
    Date

    FINALS INTENSITY Both teams knew their season was on the line tonight and played like it was a grand final. It was brutal and nothing was left in the tank. It was ugly too - 27 penalties from the whistle of Kaplan. The Reds had to withstand a massive thrust from the Highlanders at the end but their defence on the line held up. The Reds were putting bodies on the line all over the place and it was a pilfer from the impressive Jake Schatz on Jamie Mackintosh that was the final say. Poor kicking from the visitors proved costly. Delany and Noakes both missed simple chances while Mike Harris (5/6) only faltered once.

    HE'S BACK Quade Cooper's return from knee surgery took about 10 leaps forward tonight. He was man of the match and grew in confidence with every touch. He ran the ball strongly, the step was back on the menu and his passing and kick game was superb. He was throwing his body around with little regard for safety at the end and that's what probably impressed Ewen McKenzie the most.

    PERFECT SCRIPT You can't write them like this. The Reds host the Waratahs next Saturday night in Brisbane, with a win giving them a strong chance of playing in the finals. The Tahs are dead in the water but they would love nothing more than to see the defending champions fall short of the top six. It's going to be a big build-up and a bigger occasion. The Reds have some injury worries though - Rob Simmons, Chris F'Sautia and Beau Robinson all left the field tonight, while Liam Gill and Digby Ioane are still no certainties to be available.

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    FULLTIME Reds 19 Highlanders 13.

    79th min Cooper puts his body on the line and the Reds win the ball through Schatz. And the penalty! They are home. What a ripper of a finish.

    79th min James Hanson with a try-saver! Highlanders go sooooooo close through Tim Boys but a penalty to the visitors. This is intense stuff. Reds under siege!

    77th min Nice stuff from the Highlanders and Smith is clear! But it's called back for a forward pass. That's a tough call on them. Kaplan right in line but looked fine on replay. He's had an up-and-down night the referee. Reds concede a penalty from their scrum though. Danger zone in the final minutes.

    74th min Another dubious one. Cooper penalised for knocking the ball down as he tried for the intercept. That's a tough one again and they may well pay. Here come the Highlanders... just metres away and they score! TRY to Chris King. Massive stuff. Reds lead 19-13 and they have missed again with the conversion! Simple one and Noakes this time hits the posts!

    72nd min Highlanders get a good chance to strike back. Reds penalised in possession off the re-start and the blue-and-gold are five metres out and hammering the line.

    70th min Penalty to the Reds right in front. Harris will eat this for breakfast. The Reds looking pretty good with the ball in hand tonight. They have certainly been tested by a very, very tough Highlanders side who aren't out of this by any stretch. Harris does the job and the Reds lead 19-8.

    69th min Cooper growing in confidence with every touch at the moment. Takes a few risks as he makes a good run from fullback but does well to keep the ball alive. He set up Lucas before but he passed for some reason instead of putting the head down. The pass had already beaten the man for him. Reds on the attack at the moment.

    67th min Reds go close but Harris is caught just short. He had Lucas open but didn't even look. Reds held up and now the Highlanders get the scrum feed. Great save from them.

    63rd min TRY to the Highlanders. Adam Thompson crashes over. Just massive pressure on the Reds line and they put a few phases together after the scrum and fire it a few wide. Thompson too big from there and he spins over. Crucial try for the southerners. Delany misses the easy kick! Pressure everywhere. It's 16-8 to the Reds.

    62nd min Now Genia penalised at the scrum. Right in front but the Highlanders want another scrum. A loss will sink their season.

    60th min Reds penalised and Genia called out. Kaplan issues another warning about ruck infringements. Just sin-bin someone or don't sin-bin someone. Stop telling everyone you are thinking about sin-binning someone. Getting heated too - bit of niggle creeping in to this one. Great stuff. Reds under siege now.

    59th min Harris... drops it over! Great kick and the Reds lead 16-3.

    57th min TRY to the Reds. Great pressure, good quick ball in the face of strong breakdown attack and it goes through the hands to - wait for it - James Slipper on the wing. He was lurking out there and Cooper set it up perfectly. Wallace-Harrison throws the final pass and they turn pressure into points. Reds lead 14-3 with a sideline kick to come.

    55th min Harris pushes it across the posts and misses his first one of the night. That's one of his easiest shots as well. Bit at stake here in Brisbane. Reds remain 9-3 leaders.

    53rd min Kenny Lynn replaces Phil Burleigh for the Highlanders. Cooper's tactical kicking making some difference now. Stabs a good one in behind the Highlanders. Pressure building on the visitors and Harris will have a crack at another penalty. Reds lead 9-3.

    50th min Bad news for the Reds. Rob Simmons being helped off with a knee injury. And Cooper gives away the penalty for... a trip? Huh? That's very tough indeed. Looked like he just dragged the ball-runner down and flung him to the deck. Bizarre stuff. Jarad Butler on now, the 19-year-old on debut, and the Highlanders muck up another line-out throw. Reds lead 9-3. Strange days at Suncorp.

    47th min Count it. Harris makes it three-from-three. Reds lead 9-3.

    46th min Reds penalty - Harris will take the shot from what is a difficult angle. They had the Highlanders under immense pressure and most have been tempted to take the scrum or line-out but a win is a win is a win at this stage of the season.

    45th min Brilliant ball from Cooper! Flat and fast and long to Shipperley who puts his opposite number on toast. Reds eventually trapped after another great little kick from Cooper but they are in possession inside the Highlanders 22m zone. They are desperate for a try.

    42nd min Aaron Smith on for Cowan for the Highlanders. Fair player off the bench. Both sides trying to get any tiny advantage they can in a fairly brutal contest. Reds 6 Highlanders 3.

    41st min Players back on and some changes for the Reds. Robinson off, Schatz to seven, Samo on as well as Ben Daley for Holmes. Crunch time for both sides - a season could end in the next 40 minutes.

    HALFTIME It's Reds 6 Highlanders 3. Harris misses a field goal from right in front and we're in for a desperate scrap in the second half.

    39th min I thought Lucas may have made an error grubbering into touch so close to halftime but turns out he's a genius. Highlanders throw is crooked and the Reds get a final chance.

    37th min Cooper really starting to threaten now. Ben Lucas on in the centres for the Reds after the injury to F'Sautia and he gets clear. Looks like the Globetrotters on the far edge but it finally goes into touch. Reds lead 6-3 as we edge closer to halftime.

    34th min Oh dear. Chris F'Sautia in open space and may have gone all the way, or at least put Shipperley in a better spot. But the hammie goes and he pulls up lame! Off he goes. Bad luck for this very talented kid. They would have wheeled out the white curtain if he was a racehorse. Just broke down mid-stride.

    32nd min Harris is on target. Reds lead 6-3 in a very tight affair. Not sure we're going to be seeing too many bonus points tonight.

    30th min Penalty to the Reds. Wide out but Harris is handy. He's going to take the shot. It's 3-3 at the moment. Cooper starting to get himself into the game a bit more and looking dangerous.

    28th min Genia in open play but Shipperley wouldn't come back inside! He would have gone close. Genia not too impressed with the young winger. Reds look the much better side in open space. It's just there's not much open space. Cooper almost had an intercept before that. Would have gone under the sticks.

    26th min The Highlanders smashing the Reds at the breakdown. Every time the Reds get some momentum, it's turned over by the visitors. Real danger signs for Queensland I think. Highlanders with the ball on halfway. It's 3-3 and now a penalty for the Reds. Robinson does well on the deck. This is fairly painful to watch though.

    23rd min Reds penalty. Running out of things to say about this. Then Cooper kicks wide for Higginbotham, who spends five minutes trying to catch it before being walloped into touch. Reds on the attack now though. Can we get more than three or four phases happening?

    20th min The Reds pinged for a forward pass. Saia Faingaa gets up with a very puzzled look on his face and that's fair enough. Strange call indeed. Looked fine. In any case, more ball for the Highlanders. And another penalty. Holy moly. Kaplan's whistle is going to melt. It's 3-3.

    18th min The Reds reckon they have scored as Higginbotham chases a kick but no dice. Touch judge rightly shows Quade Cooper offside but the number 10 did an amazing job to kick the ball again and keep it in play. Now the Highlanders get the penalty and take things up the other end. But they lose it. Reds to feed the scrum.

    15th min The Highlanders getting hundreds of players into the breakdown. They win the penalty, than another. Both teams warned to be "more accurate" at the breakdown.... or else. Would have been a good night for the Reds to have Liam Gill. Oh well, I bet that experience he gained at the Under 20 World Cup was invaluable. Delany's penalty attempt... is wide. Score remains 3-3.

    12th min Highlanders pile on some pressure but the Reds win it and get the penalty. Cooper kicks for touch. Highlanders piling bodies into the breakdown to slow the Red ball. Suspecting a stop-start night ahead of us. Reds 3 Highlanders 3.

    10th min Harris is good. Reds square it up and it's 3-3 Reds and Highlanders.

    9th min Reds get a penalty and Harris will step up. He's right in front and about 30m out. Five penalties so far. Could be a long night folks.

    6th min Reds haven't touched the ball and that's the FOURTH penalty to the Highlanders in six minutes. Higginbotham judged at fault as he had a swipe at the ball there but he wasn't on his feet. They'll have a shot now. Delany kicks it. Highlanders lead 3-0.

    5th min Another scrum penalty. Back we go again as they don't take the shot right in front. Slipper battling in the Reds front row here.

    4th min Penalty to the Highlanders but they don't take the shot again! They are after a bonus point tonight. Great to see. They feed the attacking scrum just 15m out.

    3rd min Just basic stuff from the Highlanders but the pick-and-drive comes undone. They fumble it a few metres out and the Reds feed a pressure scrum. No score at Suncorp.

    2nd min Morahan lets a bomb bounce for some reason and pays the price. The Reds regain but are in from the side and concede the penalty. Highlanders may have had a shot but opt for touch.

    1st min Formalities out of the way and the Reds start things off. Decent game of the 13-man code here the other night but the field looks in fairly good shape.

    Preamble I'd love to say it's do or die for the Reds tonight but the truth is, it's been like that for some weeks now. The defending champions got the job done against the Rebels last week and need to finish the season with a pair of bonus point wins, ideally, to get to the finals. The Highlanders are still in the race as well so there will be no shortage of motivation from them tonight.

    The Reds lose Digby Ioane (pneumonia) and Liam Gill (hamstring), with Beau Robinson starting as the openside flanker and Chris F'Sautia on the wing. Backrower Jarrad Butler stands to make his debut from the bench.

    For the Highlanders, Jimmy Cowan could be about to play his last game for the men from Otago and gets the start at scrum-half tonight. They have the bye next week and he is off to play in England after the season. They'll be keen to send him out on a high and he'll be in Will Genia's face all night.

    4 comments so far

    • On that performance, it looks as though the Reds will just remain last years title holders

      Commenter
      Muzzo
      Location
      Orange
      Date and time
      July 06, 2012, 11:03PM
    • though i never saw the game i knew before it started ,with kaplan the ref kiwis would lose, and funny always lose when they play in brisbane
      but not to worry highlanders arent top of nz,and it wasnt high
      winning on penalties is a real pain,

      Commenter
      lady di
      Location
      Date and time
      July 06, 2012, 10:38PM
    • Listen closely as I may never say this again.......Go Waratahs!

      Commenter
      Go Waratahs
      Location
      Date and time
      July 06, 2012, 9:25PM
    • Penalty count of 17 to 9! Is Kaplan serious!

      Commenter
      Kaplan is a goose
      Location
      Beijing
      Date and time
      July 06, 2012, 9:23PM

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