Reds

'Tongan Thor' Taniela Tupou signs with Reds

Standout New Zealand schools player Taniela Tupou - known as the "Tongan Thor" - has signed a two-year Super Rugby development contract with the Queensland Reds.

Confusion over James O'Connor's plans despite Queensland Reds deal

Runaway success; James O'Connor scores a try for Toulon on the weekend.

Rupert Guinness The short term future of James O'Connor and his return to Australia is shored up. But confusion reigns about his long-term plans after the World Cup in Britain next year.

Reds say O'Connor here to stay despite French reports

Queensland Reds signing: James O'Connor.

Phil Lutton Queensland Rugby Union chief executive Jim Carmichael says new signing James O'Connor has committed to the Reds for two years, despite reports out of France the former Test winger was heading back to...

Karmichael Hunt credits Richard Graham with Reds signing coup

Karmichael Hunt says Richard Graham has been chasing him for more than a year.

Phil Lutton Richard Graham may have endured a tough first season in charge of the Reds but gun signing Karmichael Hunt has credited the Queensland coach as being the architect of his move back to rugby union.

Queensland Reds roll dice on James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt

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James O'Connor in action during the 3rd Rugby Test of the Wallabies v British and Lions at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. 6th July 2013
Photograph by Dallas Kilponen James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt, new Queensland Reds signings.

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds will roll the dice on its highest-profile gamble since Wendell Sailor when James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt are officially unveiled as blue-chip signings in Brisbane on Friday...

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James O'Connor to be unveiled by Queensland Reds on Friday: report

James O'Connor is set to revive hiss 44-Test career.

The Queensland Reds will confirm the worst kept secret in rugby on Friday night when Wallabies' prodigal son James O'Connor is announced as their new signing.

Rebels v Reds

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Reds adopting Origin mindset

New Wallaby Will Skelton

Darren Walton The smarting Queensland Reds will carry a State of Origin mindset into their season-ending Super Rugby derby with the NSW Waratahs on Saturday night.

Rugby

Waratahs in similar boat to title-winning Reds, says Jono Lance

Jono Lance won a title with the Reds in 2011.

Adrian Warren Jono Lance, the only current Waratah to have played in a Super Rugby title-winning team, says there's similarities between NSW and the triumphant 2011 Queensland side he played in.

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Rugby

Reds refuse to buy into O'Connor reports

James O'Connor

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has endorsed James O'Connor as a quality footballer but refused to confirm reports the former Wallaby had already agreed to a two-year deal at Ballymore.

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Rugby

Stinging Queensland Reds ready to rain on NSW Waratahs parade

Copping flak: Reds forward James Slipper during last week's loss to the Western Force.

Darren Walton A scathing assessment by Queensland great Stan Pilecki has the Reds fired up to put a dent in NSW's finals preparations when the traditional rivals meet in the last round of Super Rugby on Saturday.

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Rugby

Waratahs won't let Reds distract them as they head into finals

Hear me Nau: Tatafu Polota-Nau was all smiles when he turned up to a recovery session at Clovelly on Monday.

Adrian Warren The Waratahs are determined not to allow old rivals Queensland to verbally or physically blow them off course with a maiden Super Rugby title tantalisingly within reach.

Reds lose Holmes for Force rugby clash

Greg Holmes in action against the Force last year.

Jim Morton Queensland have lost their veteran scrum anchor Greg Holmes for Saturday night's Super Rugby match against the Western Force in Perth.

Reds rookie Samu Kerevi unlocks right code

Samu Kerevi would be playing the round ball game if his father had his way.

Phil Lutton The young bull that could represent the future of the Queensland Reds backline considers himself blessed to be there.

Richard Graham promises thorough Reds review as decks cleared for arrival of James O'Connor

Reds coach Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton Richard Graham has promised a no-holds-barred autopsy at the end of Queensland's Super Rugby campaign, which comes to a potentially grisly end against the flying Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium on...

Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels slump to another heavy loss as Reds dominate

Beau Robinson of the Reds on the charge.

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels' season of promise has been blown apart after they suffered their third consecutive heavy loss with the Queensland Reds dominating Friday night's game at AAMI Park winning 36-20.

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Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.35pm (AEST)

Force v Reds

nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

Israel Folau out of clash with Reds

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau will miss the Waratahs' final-round clash with the Reds after failing to recover from a corked thigh.

Rugby Union

Waratahs out to make pre-finals statement against Queensland Reds

Bernard Foley says the Waratahs' losses to the Sharks in Durban and Western Force in Perth came at a time when the side hadn't hit its straps.

The NSW Waratahs are intent on proving they're no one-man band with an ominous pre-finals statement against the Queensland Reds on Saturday night.