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Reds vs Chiefs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

21st April, 2018

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Reds vs Chiefs

Super Rugby, 21 April, 2018

Suncorp Stadium
Fulltime - Reds 12, Chiefs 36
Reds   Chiefs
12 FINAL SCORE 36
2 TRIES 5
1 CONVERSION KICKS 4
0 PENALTY GOALS 1
0 DROP GOALS 0
 
 
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Touch judges: Nic Berry & Jordan Way
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore
When: Saturday 21st April, 7:45pm AEST
Where: Suncorp Stadium
TV: Fox Sports Channel 505
Betting: Reds $5.50, Chiefs $1.15
Head to head: Reds 10, Chiefs 8

Reds
Aidan Toua, Filipo Daugunu, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Samu Kerevi, Izaia Perese, Jono Lance, Ben Lucas, Caleb Timu, Liam Wright, Angus Scott-Young, Kane Douglas, Izack Rodda, Taniela Tupou, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, James Slipper (C)

Reserves: Alex Mafi, JP Smith, Ruan Smith, Harry Hockings, George Smith, Moses Sorovi, Hamish Stewart, Jordan Petaia

Chiefs
Charlie Ngatai (c), Sean Wainui, Anton Lienert-Brown, Johnny Fa’auli, Solomon Alaimalo, Damian McKenzie, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Pita Gus Sowakula, Sam Cane (c), Lachlan Boshier, Tyler Ardron, Brodie Retallick, Angus Ta’avao, Liam Polwart, Karl Tu’Inukuafe

Reserves: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Sam Prattley, Jeff Thwaites, Luke Jacobson, Liam Messam, Brad Weber, Marty McKenzie, Alex Nankivell

Referee: Jaco Peyper
Brad Thorn has copped some criticism, but the Reds look a better side in 2018 (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)
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Match result:

The Queensland Reds have prolonged Australian rugby’s horror run against New Zealand opposition, falling 36-12 at Suncorp Stadium to the Chiefs.

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Final score
Reds 12
Chiefs 36

Match preview:

Having experienced back to back losses, the Queensland Reds would like to get back to the winning circle when come up against the skilful Waikato Chiefs this Saturday at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:45pm AEST.

After being dominated by fellow Australian teams, the Waratahs and the Brumbies, Brad Thorn’s men would be hoping for a much-improved performance.

The Reds have been disappointing this campaign and to add to their woes, they have not defeated a New Zealand team in two years.

The return of former Australian legend, George Smith albeit at the ripe-old age of 37 will add some interest to the contest.

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It also marks the occasion of 1000th capped match for the Queensland club. Resigning boom Wallaby forward Lukhan Tui and lock Angus Blyth earlier this week will provide further impetus for the Reds to have a strong game in front of their home crowd.

Even with a massive injury toll especially in the forwards, the Chiefs are going to be a difficult proposition for the Reds. Before their loss to the high-flying Hurricanes, the Chiefs were undefeated in five matches.

The Chiefs have made four changes to their forward pack with the inclusion of Karl Tu’inikuafe, Liam Polwart, Tylor Ardron and Pita Gus Sowakula.

Coach Colin Cooper has made it very clear that the squad is extremely motivated after the loss and will be hoping to convert more opportunities than what they did against the Hurricanes.

A telling statistic between the two teams is in the department of points scored with the Chiefs scoring twice the amount of points than the Reds this season.

Prediction
The Reds as with other Australian teams have not beaten a New Zealand rugby team in 2 years with a 0-34 record. And this is expected continue with the Chiefs to win in a tight contest.

Chiefs by 7.

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