Live: Reds v Cheetahs

Live: Reds v Cheetahs


Where to start. The Reds win in a festival of attack. There were four tries scored in the first 11 minutes and Queensland get win number two with a 43-33 victory at Suncorp Stadium over the Cheetahs. It's hard to really get a read on the Reds after that. It was as scrappy as it was brilliant at times. The logic seemed to go out the window on some occasions yet on others, there were blinding flashes of inspiration. They still leaked 33 points but managed 43 of their own in a bonus- point win. Was that the kind of game Richard Graham wanted to see after being blown out by the Waratahs? I'd say not - but the scoreboard will come as a relief as they head over for a two-game swing through Africa.

Special mention to Quade Cooper, who is now the leading point scorer for the Reds in Super Rugby, surpassing Elton Flatley. How many of you thought that would happen five years ago?

FULLTIME Reds 43 Cheetahs 33. I'd list the scorers but I lost track after 11 minutes.

It's good. Reds win 43-33. It's over - phew.

There's the siren, the scrum about to pack five metres out from the Cheetahs line. And it's a Reds penalty. Cooper will take this shot to ensure no bonus point for the Cheetahs for finishing within seven. 


Time is just about up and the Cheetahs are going to have to go 90m.

Mike Harris took so long with that drop goal attempt he could have sketched it. As it so happens, it was charged down and the Reds go right on the attack. 

Penalty to the Reds, Frisby with the tap! That was an easy three points and that would have put it beyond doubt. That's very poor play. Silly play. The Cheetahs still alive now. But the Reds win a penalty! Crazy game of rugby.

TRY to the Cheetahs. It's 40-33 and Pretorius burns them to set up Elgar Watts, who converts his own five-pointer. A bad forward pass missed by the referee in the lead-up but that's history now. There's five minutes to go and the Reds up by seven.


Genia takes a seat, Nick Frisby is out there for a spin.

Crowd tonight is 27,760. They arrived late. But they arrived.