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Super Rugby, Saturday, 23 February 2013 - Round 2 - Suncorp Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Reds
Score
25
Team
Waratahs
Score
17
Reds versus Waratahs
Players Shipperley (6min), Tapuai (10min, 74min) Tries 3 Tries 2 Players Folau (47min), Volavola (59min)
Players Harris 2/3 (66%) Conversions 2 Conversions 2 Players Foley 2/2 (100%)
Players Harris 2/3 (66%) Penalty goals 2 Penalty goals 1 Players McKibbin 1/3 (33%)
Players Drop goals 0 Drop goals 0 Players

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Match Tracker

Reds vs. Waratahs

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute Waratahs: Penalty Goal Brendan McKibbin
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute Reds: Try Dom Shipperley
  7. 7 minute Reds: Conversion Michael Harris
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute Reds: Try Ben Tapuai
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute Reds: Conversion Michael Harris
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute Reds: Penalty Goal Michael Harris
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute Reds: Substitution Off Liam Gill Reds: Substitution On Jarrad Butler
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute Reds: Substitution On Liam Gill Reds: Substitution Off Jarrad Butler
  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 Waratahs: Substitution Off Sitaleki Timani Waratahs: Substitution On Mitchell Chapman
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. HT Half time

Reds vs. Waratahs

Reds vs. Waratahs

  1. 41 minute Reds: Substitution Off James Slipper Reds: Substitution On Albert Anae
  2. 42 minute
  3. 43 minute
  4. 44 minute
  5. 45 minute Waratahs: Substitution Off Jeremy Tilse Waratahs: Substitution Off Adam Ashley-Cooper Waratahs: Substitution On Benn Robinson Waratahs: Substitution On Ben Volavola
  6. 46 minute
  7. 47 minute Waratahs: Try Israel Folau
  8. 48 minute Waratahs: Conversion Bernard Foley
  9. 49 minute
  10. 50 minute
  11. 51 minute Reds: Substitution Off Ben Lucas Reds: Substitution On Nick Frisby
  12. 52 minute
  13. 53 minute
  14. 54 minute Waratahs: Substitution Off Tatafu Polota-Nau Waratahs: Substitution Off Sekope Kepu Waratahs: Substitution On John Ulugia Waratahs: Substitution On Paddy Ryan
  15. 55 minute
  16. 56 minute
  17. 57 minute
  18. 58 minute
  19. 59 minute Waratahs: Try Ben Volavola
  20. 60 minute Reds: Substitution Off Chris Feauai-Sautia Reds: Substitution On Luke Morahan Waratahs: Conversion Bernard Foley
  21. 61 minute
  22. 62 minute Reds: Substitution Off Jake Schatz Reds: Substitution On Jarrad Butler
  23. 63 minute
  24. 64 minute Reds: Substitution Off Saia Faingaa Reds: Substitution Off Ed O'Donoghue Reds: Substitution On James Hanson Reds: Substitution On Adam Wallace-Harrison Waratahs: Substitution Off Wycliff Palu Waratahs: Substitution On Lopeti Timani
  25. 65 minute
  26. 66 minute
  27. 67 minute
  28. 68 minute
  29. 69 minute Reds: Penalty Goal Michael Harris
  30. 70 minute
  31. 71 minute
  32. 72 minute
  33. 73 minute
  34. 74 minute Reds: Try Ben Tapuai
  35. 75 minute
  36. 76 minute Waratahs: Substitution Off Tom Kingston Waratahs: Substitution On Matt Lucas
  37. 77 minute
  38. 78 minute
  39. 79 minute
  40. FT Full time

Reds vs. Waratahs

Statistics

Match Statistics
RedsWaratahs

1 Greg Holmes

1 Jeremy Tilse

Substitution Off
1

2 Saia Faingaa

Substitution Off
1

2 Tatafu Polota-Nau

Substitution Off
1

3 James Slipper

Substitution Off
1

3 Sekope Kepu

Substitution Off
1

4 Ed O'Donoghue

Substitution Off
1

4 Sitaleki Timani

Substitution Off
1

5 Rob Simmons

5 Kane Douglas

6 Ed Quirk

6 Michael Hooper

7 Liam Gill

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

7 David Dennis

8 Jake Schatz

Substitution Off
1

8 Wycliff Palu

Substitution Off
1

9 Ben Lucas

Substitution Off
1

9 Brendan McKibbin

Penalty Goal
1

10 Quade Cooper

10 Bernard Foley

Conversion
2

11 Digby Ioane

11 Drew Mitchell

12 Ben Tapuai

Try
2

12 Tom Carter

13 Chris Feauai-Sautia

Substitution Off
1

13 Adam Ashley-Cooper

Substitution Off
1

14 Dom Shipperley

Try
1

14 Tom Kingston

Substitution Off
1

15 Michael Harris

Conversion
2
Penalty Goal
2

15 Israel Folau

Try
1
Match Statistics
Reds Reserves Waratahs Reserves

James Hanson

Substitution On
1

John Ulugia

Substitution On
1

Albert Anae

Substitution On
1

Benn Robinson

Substitution On
1

Adam Wallace-Harrison

Substitution On
1

Paddy Ryan

Substitution On
1

Jarrad Butler

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Mitchell Chapman

Substitution On
1

Nick Frisby

Substitution On
1

Lopeti Timani

Substitution On
1

Luke Morahan

Substitution On
1

Matt Lucas

Substitution On
1

Ben Volavola

Try
1
Substitution On
1

Reds vs Waratahs

  • Possession

    Reds 53%
    53% 47%
    Waratahs 47%
  • Rucks/mauls

    Reds 94
    49% 51%
    Waratahs 97
  • Line breaks

    Reds 4
    67% 33%
    Waratahs 2
  • Offloads

    Reds 8
    36% 64%
    Waratahs 14
  • Scrum wins

    Reds 7
    50% 50%
    Waratahs 7
  • Scrums won against head

    Reds 0
    50% 50%
    Waratahs 0
  • Lineout wins

    Reds 13
    50% 50%
    Waratahs 13
  • Lineouts won against throw

    Reds 2
    40% 60%
    Waratahs 3
  • Runs

    Reds 103
    48% 52%
    Waratahs 112
  • Run metres

    Reds 755m
    53% 47%
    Waratahs 666m
  • Kicks

    Reds 16
    47% 53%
    Waratahs 18
  • Kick metres

    Reds 444m
    43% 57%
    Waratahs 600m
  • Tackles made

    Reds 148
    51% 49%
    Waratahs 145
  • Tackles missed

    Reds 27
    47% 53%
    Waratahs 31
  • Turnovers

    Reds 25
    48% 52%
    Waratahs 27
  • Penalties conceded

    Reds 10
    59% 41%
    Waratahs 7
  • |
    Reds statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS MTRS TACK MI.TA OFLD KICKS TRY.A LI.BR RUCK T.O
    Greg Holmes LHP 80 7 21 11 1 0 0 0 0 7 0
    Saia Faingaa HOOK 63 7 24 11 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
    James Slipper THP 40 5 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
    Ed O'Donoghue LCK1 63 1 6 11 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Rob Simmons LCK2 80 4 18 10 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
    Ed Quirk BSFL 80 12 119 18 4 0 0 1 1 10 2
    Liam Gill OSFL 78 6 18 16 2 0 0 0 0 6 2
    Jake Schatz NUM8 62 6 22 6 2 1 0 0 0 6 1
    Ben Lucas HB 50 1 2 2 2 0 5 0 0 1 1
    Quade Cooper FIV8 80 6 29 5 1 2 6 1 0 5 2
    Digby Ioane LWNG 80 12 122 2 1 1 0 0 0 12 2
    Ben Tapuai ICEN 80 7 101 9 2 0 1 0 0 5 0
    Chris Feauai-Sautia OCEN 60 3 28 7 2 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Dom Shipperley RWNG 80 7 81 6 1 2 0 0 1 7 1
    Michael Harris FBCK 80 5 31 11 4 0 0 0 0 3 4
    James Hanson RHKR 17 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Albert Anae RPRP 40 3 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Adam Wallace-Harrison RLCK 17 3 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
    Jarrad Butler RFL 22 2 45 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0
    Nick Frisby RHB 30 4 17 3 2 0 2 0 0 1 2
    Luke Morahan RES1 21 2 33 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 2
    Waratahs statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS MTRS TACK MI.TA OFLD KICKS TRY.A LI.BR RUCK T.O
    Jeremy Tilse LHP 44 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tatafu Polota-Nau HOOK 54 5 26 10 0 2 0 0 0 4 2
    Sekope Kepu THP 54 3 11 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Sitaleki Timani LCK1 32 7 41 6 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
    Kane Douglas LCK2 80 6 38 12 3 0 1 0 0 5 2
    David Dennis OSFL 80 6 19 9 1 2 0 0 0 4 0
    Michael Hooper BSFL 80 8 36 16 3 0 0 0 0 8 0
    Wycliff Palu NUM8 63 7 40 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 3
    Brendan McKibbin HB 80 2 0 8 2 1 1 0 0 2 2
    Bernard Foley FIV8 80 8 64 8 0 1 7 2 1 7 0
    Drew Mitchell LWNG 80 8 63 7 4 2 4 0 0 9 2
    Tom Carter ICEN 80 13 53 7 2 0 1 0 0 13 2
    Adam Ashley-Cooper OCEN 44 2 23 4 3 0 1 0 0 2 1
    Tom Kingston RWNG 75 8 54 8 3 2 0 0 0 8 1
    Israel Folau FBCK 80 10 69 4 3 1 0 0 0 5 3
    John Ulugia RHKR 27 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Benn Robinson RPRP 36 3 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Paddy Ryan RLCK 27 3 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Mitchell Chapman RFL 49 3 15 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Lopeti Timani RHB 17 3 13 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Matt Lucas RBCK 5 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Volavola RES1 36 4 68 0 2 2 3 0 1 2 1

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Ed Quirk 18
    Offloads
    Player name Quade Cooper 2
    Kicks
    Player name Bernard Foley 7
    Runs
    Player name Tom Carter 13
    Metres
    Player name Digby Ioane 122
    Line Breaks
    Player name Ed Quirk 1

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:40pm
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Good
    Referee:
    Chris Pollock
    Touch Judges:
    Andrew Lees, Rohan Hoffman
    Video Ref:
    Steve Leszczynski

    Live: Reds v Waratahs

    Date

    Phil Lutton

    Israel Folau is crunched. Click for more photos

    Reds hold off Waratahs

    Israel Folau is crunched. Photo: Getty Images

    • Israel Folau is crunched.
    • Israel Folau of the Waratahs attempts to break away.
    • Kane Douglas of the Waratahs is tackled.
    • Ben Tapuai of the Reds attempts to break through the defence.
    • Israel Folau of the Waratahs takes on the defence.
    • Drew Mitchell of the Waratahs is tackled.
    • Chris Feauaui-Sautia of the Reds celebrates with teammates after scoring a try.
    • Wycliff Palu of the Waratahs attempts to break through the defence.
    • Chris Feauaui-Sautia of the Reds is wrapped up by the defence.
    • Israel Folau goes in to score the Waratahs' fiirst try.
    • Israel Folau looks on.
    • Ben Tapuai of the Reds celebrates after scoring a try to seal the match.
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    The Reds have beaten the Waratahs 25-17 at Suncorp Stadium in a pretty willing derby. The Reds skipped out to a 17-3 lead after just 15 minutes before the Tahs levelled it at 17-all in the second half. But it was a bullocking run from Ed Quirk as he set up Ben Tapuai that made the difference. Both sides were out on their feet and it was waiting for someone to bust the game open. Quirk was the man tonight and he saves the day for the Reds.

    The Tahs showed some good intent tonight but may not have the cattle to execute that game plan just yet, or need more time to work on their cohesion when they spin it wide. Foley did a good job or distributing the ball but too often it went sideways with no straight running.

    The Reds backrow of Jake Schatz, Quirk and Liam Gill was superb.

    Fulltime has sounded and that's a penalty to the Reds. And they are going to run it and have a crack at a bonus point. No dice. 

    Huge shot from Ioane on Folau. Just crunched him and forced the turnover. Can't blame Folau there - it was a complete hospital ball and Ioane was buried in his ribs the moment he caught the ball. Reds lead 25-17 with 30 seconds on the clock.

    Kane Douglas = implosion. The Tahs win the ball, spin it wide, then he throws it to nobody and it rolls harmlessly into touch. That could have been their chance. 

    TRY to the Reds! What a run from Ed Quirk to set that up. Just powered through five defenders and looked like he'd go all the way himself. Folau rounds him up eventually but Ben Tapuai on hand to run a metre and score. That's a hell of a run. It started as he brushed off Kane Douglas and then it was all ahead of him. What a moment for the Reds. Harris misses the kick. Reds lead 25-17 with five to play.

    The Tahs attack but Cooper is cleaned up off the ball and the Reds get a penalty. They ledger is being squared a bit late in the game. I make the count 10-6 to the Tahs, who are back with the ball incidentally.

    He's kicked it! I gave him no chance but he's made it with change. Stabbed it low and hard and the Reds lead 20-17. There's still 11 minutes on the clock. The Mike Harris range is officially 49.5 metres.

    The Reds have the line out pilfered and Ewen McKenzie must be having a coronary. But that will cheer him up as the Reds win the ball back on the ground and manage to get a penalty in the process. Mike Harris is going to have a shot here, about 49m out. I'm not sure he has the legs to get this. Shows the Reds need a spell. It's 17-all.

    Cooper loses it in the tackle, or tried to pass it, or something. I can't tell anymore. This is horrible.

    James Hanson tags out Saia Faingaa and takes that throw. Reds finally on the attack but getting a pounding from the Tahs forwards. And now they've knocked it on. Now Wallace-Harrison takes over from O'Donaghue. This game has been frantic and brutal and it's starting to show, for the Reds at least. It's 17-all.

    John Ulugia demolishes Jake Schatz. And now the Reds give the ball away. The Tahs chase hard and had the Reds in strife but Queensland get the penalty. They are holding on by the skin of their teeth now. Tahs size and strength just too much at this point. But another penalty to the Reds and they need these. Folau the man done for being a bit cheeky around the ruck.

    Foley gets it. Scores are level at Suncorp Stadium. It's 17-all between the Reds and the Tahs but it's the men from south of the border with all the running as we hit the 60 minute mark.

    TRY to the Tahs. It's Ben Volavola and the Reds are gassing up badly. Volavola found himself up against Mike Harris in the backline and just had way too much pace. Harris can kick, can't run. Kick to come. It's 17-15.

    Cooper was hammered in that last exchange but managed to stab a decent kick down into the Tahs 22, which was kicked out by Volavola. Folau thought about hoofing it but opted to pass it wide, which was the right thing to do. Now the Tahs back in control, forcing a turnover and winning the attacking line out. Pouring on the pressure now. Reds need a lift. They lead 17-10.

    The Reds manage to win the scrum, Cooper clears off a scrappy pass and... Drew Mitchell drops an absolute sitter. Another gift to the Reds and maybe that's the play that releases the pressure. Polota-Nau and Kepu off for the Tahs, Paddy Ryan and Ulugia take the field. 

    The Tahs have butchered that! Volavola, what was he doing? They had the Reds on toast out to the left and the pass was average. Instead of picking it up, he tried to flick it on to Chapman, who couldn't get the handle. The Reds can count themselves very lucky there. Tahs well on top at the moment in basically every aspect bar the scoreboard. Reds lead 17-10 but for how much longer?

    Now a Reds knock on, just after they forced the turnover. Tahs scrum 30m out. Great spot for them to attack if they can find that man Folau. The Reds cannot take a trick at the moment and this is a huge test of character for them early in the season and a loss already under their belt.

    And another penalty to the Tahs, this time Ed O'Donaghue at fault. Apparently tackled a player without the ball. Queensland getting hammered by the ref here. They need to pull their heads in with the penalty count now 9-2. Nick Frisby now on the park for Ben Lucas. I can sense a momentum shift towards the Tahs. Reds lead 17-10.

    MASSIVE scrum from the Tahs and they win it against the feed. And now a mini-stoush after the Tahs win the penalty. That's more like it lads. 

    Cooper with the little grubber and that's a handy kick, although the Tahs have managed to scramble and survive. Foley managed to plant the ball but there could be a Tahs knock-on in the preceding play. Reds scrum five metres out from the Waratah line. Good chance to get a few points back after that Folau try.

    Lucky deflection on the pass for the Tahs and I think Folau has scored his first try in Super Rugby. IT's going upstairs but this should be ok. It bounced off Ioane in the tackle, the ricochet went to Foley, who found Folau open on the right and he stumbles over the line. It's a TRY for the Tahs. McKibbon has been rotated out of kicking duties and Foley lines this one up. He gets it - game on at Suncorp. REDS 17 WARATAHS 10.

    Harris hits the posts! But no love on the follow up and the Tahs run it out of danger - and now get their eighth penalty of the night. Queensland not really helping their cause with all these discipline lapses. Reds lead 17-3. Change for the Tahs, with Tilse off for Robinson and Volavola on for Ashley-Cooper.

    There's a penalty to the Reds and that's just their second penalty of the night. Mike Harris is going to have a ping here. He's about 30m out and just right of the sticks. The Fox guys giving plenty of praise to the Reds backrow tonight and they are on the money. Schatz, Gill and Quirk have been good.

    A long injury delay there but Palu rejoins the fray to pack down in the scrum. The Tahs are 10m out from their line and will try and clear thisfrom danger. The kick sails across the 22m line and the Reds will get a nice look early in the second half if they can win this throw, which they do.

    Play has resumed. Let's see what the Tahs can do to get back into this one as they trail 17-3. I'm guessing Michael 'Chubby' Cheika had a few ideas to throw around in the rooms. James Slipper off for the Reds, Ben Tapuai the acting skipper. Palu down for the Tahs now. This doesn't look good. He hasn't moved.

    HALFTIME: The Reds will be much happier than they were last week against the Brumbies. The home side have defended valiantly, breaking down wave after wave of Waratah attacks. The visitors have had plenty of the ball, but their execution has been too sloppy to reap any rewards. It's set up for a fascinating second half here. Fingers crossed for no more technical hitches!

    Folau puts a nice inside ball into Kingston's breadbasket, and the Tahs are attacking as the hooter goes. Palu has knocked-on, and that's halftime folks. REDS 17 WARATAHS 3.

    Now Harris has put it out on the full. Not a good finish to the half here from either side. Halftime can't come soon enough for these two.

    And the Tahs cough it up again. Saia Faingaa scoops up the scraps and the Reds are pouring forward. They have the ball in the centre of the park, but they've given it away. Liam Gill coudln't hang on in contact.  Drew Mitchell shanks his clearance into touch and there'll be another chance for the Reds before halftime.

    Scrambling defence saves the day for the Waratahs. Adam Ashley-Cooper coughed it up there as the team in light blue tried to make something happen. It's not going their way so far tonight. The Tahs have the ball in their own half.

    Gremlins again, so to catch you up, it was a knock-on, and we remain at 17-3 to the Reds, who are on the rampage upfield.

    And hang on! Kane Douglas may have scored! He's chased the loose ball and shown great speed for a huge man! Was in a foot race with Cooper, whose kick was charged down. I think he's knocked this on, or at the very least he's short of the line. Reds scrum - Qld hold on to the 17-3 lead.

    Tahs on the deck. It's Ashley-Cooper I think. Was chasing the kick and had a bingle with Mike Harris. That's a penalty to the Tahs - although not a great look getting belted by Mike Harris. Reds lead 17-3, Tahs line up the shot through McKibbon. He misses again! From in front! The only time he can make decent contact against the Reds is in the 79th minute. 

    A completely unnecessary behind-the-back pass from Cooper to Gill there. Looked good. Made at least an extra metre.

    Folau was the man who swooped in and cleaned that up before sending it to Foley for the clearance. Nice read from big Israel there. No doubt they Tahs have the supremacy in the physical play but the Reds holding their own at this point. It's working on the scoreboard - they lead 17-3.

    Now Gill back on for the Reds as they pack an attacking scrum right in front. On the move again but the grubber is collected and cleared by Foley. 

    It breaks down for the Tahs as Folau turns it over. Chris F'Sautia in the clear and is caught as the Tahs get it back but it's down the wrong end for them. Reds finding gaps with ease and really taking advantage of the turnovers. On the attack again - they lead 17-3.

    Nice phase play from the Tahs and the Reds a man down for this whole stretch as Liam Gill is taken off the field. He's in Disneyland. Butler to come on - he gives them size but not that skill on the deck as yet. Penalty now to the Tahs and they take the line out. Reds lead 17-3 and defending their line.

    And now the Tahs miss a penalty from right in front. Goodness me. The crowd loves that as well. Reds still up 17-3.

    What about this - the Reds lead 17-3 after just 15 minutes. Amazing start here at Suncorp Stadium.

    The Reds allllll over them now and they get a penalty right in front. They look absolutely terrific with the ball in hand and the big Tahs pack is struggling to keep up with this frantic play. Reds lead 14-3 and there's more on the way.

    Harris is good with the conversion and the Reds are out to a 14-3 lead after just 12 minutes. What a start for the home side.

    Another TRY to the Reds, this time an intercept and Ben Tapuai bolts away. Two tries in four minutes and the Tahs are on the ropes. It's 12-3 with the Harris kick on the way.

    G'day all and thanks for your company. Apologies for the late start - gremlins at HQ. It's eight minutes in, and the Reds have bolted out of the blocks to take an early lead. REDS 7 WARATAHS 3.