Date: June 29 2012
The Queensland Reds aim to up the ante in their title defence by finally rediscovering the scintillating form which took Super Rugby by storm last year.
The injury-hit Reds have stayed afloat with grit and pragmatism in 2012, but coach Ewen McKenzie now expects his team to unleash its best rugby to remind rivals and fans of their attacking worth.
One point out of the top six and facing three must-win games, Queensland is back near full strength and better equipped with highly-skilled playmaker Quade Cooper fit.
''We're focused on playing our best football. We don't think we've played our best football yet,'' McKenzie said.
''We're interested in reminding people about our capability so, if we do that, we'll be thereabouts.''
''We're not thinking about the last round yet.
''The outcome we want is to play better football and play our best rugby and have people remember us how we can play.''
The competition's razzle-dazzlers in 2010 and 2011, the Reds have only once this year scored a four-try bonus point, and are averaging less than two tries a game. AAP
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