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Queensland Reds Vs. NSW Waratahs
2012 Super Rugby Tournament, 15 July, 2012
|Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD|
|Queensland Reds 32 defeated NSW Waratahs 16|
|Queensland Reds||NSW Waratahs|
|Referee: SR Walsh|
|Touch judges: A Lees & A Gardiner|
The Reds will be aiming for a bonus point victory against the Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday evening in their attempts to qualify for the finals. We will have live scores and updates from kick-off at 7.40pm (AEST).
The neighbouring states last met in Round 1 where Dom Shipperly broke the hearts of a promising looking Waratahs team with a late break out try. Since then both teams have gone on to have seasons plagued by injuries and inconsistency.
More recently though, the Reds seem to have overcome this season’s hardships and have kept themselves alive in the finals hunt.
Importantly, the Blues have beaten the Brumbies in the game played earlier. The Reds have one obstacle in front of them removed.
The Reds may be able to make the semi-finals with a bonus point win. This means the Reds will be looking for the four tries at all costs which could prove difficult against a team that is still ultimately their fiercest rival.
Their strongest team, bar James Horwill, is now back on the park and hitting their straps with a five match winning streak leading into the penultimate round of regular matches.
In stark contrast to this, the Waratahs seem to have self destructed under the pressures and challenges of the season and look to be in worse shape than ever after their diabolical performance against the Brumbies last week.
Their injury woes continue with Wallabies Sekope Kepu and Wycliff Palu being ruled out causing a reshuffle in the back row with Dean Mumm shifting to the side of the scrum and Dave Dennis moving to No. 8.
The Waratahs head into the match a broken team looking to cap off one the worst seasons in their clubs history. With all and sundry writing them off however, they may just be able to take a step back, forget about their many critics and just go out there and have some fun.
There is clearly an abundance of talent in the Waratahs line up and if they can manage to shrug off the frustrations of the past year and allow themselves to use it, we could be in for a thrilling encounter.
However if there is one Aussie team that you can back to score tries when needed, it is the Reds.
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