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Queensland Reds vs Hurricanes: Super Rugby Pacific live scores, blog

25th February, 2023
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Queensland Reds

13

Match Complete

Hurricanes

47

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25th February, 2023
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Queensland Reds

13

Match Complete

Hurricanes

47

81T. Lomax
71J. Savea
70J. Barrett
68J. Booth
53J. Barrett
53C. Roigard
43
34J. Barrett
32J. Barrett
30B. Proctor
T. Lynagh29
J. Petaia28
26J. Barrett
20J. Barrett
T. Lynagh11
T. Lynagh2

1
Tries
6
1
Conversions
3
2
Penalty Goals
3
0
Field Goals
0

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The Queensland Reds welcome the Wellington Hurricanes to the balmy surrounds of Townsville for their season opener on Saturday night. Join The Roar for live coverage from 7:30pm AEDT.

The name Lynagh and the number 10 jersey are synonymous with Queensland rugby and in a throwback to the 80’s and 90’s, the son of the legendary Michael Lyngah, Tom, makes his debut in the maroon jersey.

Brad Thorn’s team have looked impressive in their pre-season trials with plenty of points scored, and all without Taniela Tupou and James O’Connor who are injured. There are also injury concerns with the Reds locks that might have had Thorn thinking he might have to pack his boots and mouthguard.

Despite those injuries, the Reds backrow of Seru Uru, Fraser McReight and Harry Wilson have what it takes to match their counterparts, led by Ardie Savea.

The Reds backline looks strong on paper and hopefully the likes of Jordan Petaia can have a strong showing and impress Eddie Jones to lock down a permanent spot in the Wallabies.

The Hurricanes might be wondering what they got themselves in for as they swap temperatures in the high teens for low 30’s and high humidity. The inclusion of countdown clocks for set piece and kicks at goal in 2023 will certainly get a workout.

Dane Coles is in his last season before retirement, and he will no doubt be up to his usual tricks to get under the skin of his opponents. The Hurricanes are without their first choice flyhalves but with the likes of Jordie Barrett and Julian Savea in the backline they will pose a danger to the Reds. Barrett’s kicking game could prove vital in the final makeup and if he is given shots at goal, the Reds could be in for a long night.

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Game Information

Venue: Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
Kick-off: 7:35pm (AEST)
TV: 9Gem
Live stream: Stan Sport
Betting: Reds $3.00, Hurricanes $1.40 – odds via PlayUp

Teams

Reds: 1. Dane Zander 2. Matt Faessler 3. Zane Nonggorr 4. Ryan Smith 5. Lopeti Faifua 6. Seru Uru 7. Fraser McReight 8. Harry Wilson, 9. Tate McDermott 10. Tom Lynagh 11. Filipo Daugunu 12. Isaac Henry 13. Hunter Paisami 14. Josh Flook 15. Jordan Petaia
Replacements: 16. Richie Asiata 17. Sef Fa’agase 18. Peni Ravai 19. Jake Upfield 20. Connor Anderson 21. Kalani Thomas 22. Lawson Creighton 23. Taj Annan

Hurricanes: 1 Xavier Numia 2. Dane Coles 3. Owen Franks 4. James Blackwell 5. Isaia Walker-Leawere 6. Devan Flanders 7. Peter Lakai 8. Ardie Savea 9. Cam Roigard 10. Aidan Morgan 11. Salesi Rayasi 12. Jordie Barrett 13. Billy Proctor 14. Julian Savea 15. Josh Moorby
Replacements: 16. Asafo Aumua 17. Tevita Mafileo 18. Tyrel Lomax 19. Caleb Delany 20. Du’Plessis Kirifi 21. Brayden Iose 22. Jamie Booth 23. Harry Godfrey.

Referee: Angus Gardner.

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