Just a reminder that some new laws are being trialled in this competition. Perhaps the most notable so far has been the 50/22 rule which allows a team to maintain possession if they kick the ball out in the opposition 22 from inside their own half.
This is the first match of the new season for the Rebels, while the Reds started with a 41-7 drubbing of the Waratahs.
Rebels (15-1): Tom Pincus, Lachlan Anderson, Stacey Ili, Reece Hodge, Marika Koroibete, Matt To'omua (c), Joe Powell, Michael Wells, Richard Hardwick, Brad Wilkin, Trevor Hosea, Steve Cummins, Vaauli Faamausili, Jordan Uelese, Cabous Eloff. Bench: Ed Craig, Isaac Aedo Kailea, Rhys van Nek, Rob Leota, Josh Kemeny, James Tuttle, Glen Vaihu, Frank Lomani.
Reds (15-1): Jock Campbell, Jordan Petaia, Hunter Paisami, Hamish Stewart, Filipo Daugunu, James O'Connor (c), Tate McDermott, Harry Wilson, Fraser McReight, Angus Scott-Young, Seru Eru, Angus Blyth, Taniela Tupou, Alex Mafi, Dane Zander. Bench: Josh Nasser, Harry Hoopert, Feao Fotuaika, Ryan Smith, Sam Wallis, Moses Sorovi, Bryce Hegarty, Suliasi Vunivalu.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby AU clash between the Reds and the Rebels at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Underway at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane!
PENALTY, REBELS, TOOMUA! 0-3: The Rebels win an early penalty and Toomua knocks it over from what looked like around 40 metres out.
Paisami puts in a massive tackle on Toomua! He must have felt that in the ribs!
PENALTY, REBELS, TOOMUA! 0-6: The Rebels get another penalty and Toomua knocks it over once again.
The Rebels continue to frustrate the Reds in the opening minutes. They win a kickable penalty around 40 metres out and Toomua will go for posts.
Toomua pushes the kick wide of the posts and the Rebels fail to move their lead beyond a converted try.
The Rebels are on the attack and lose possession. It's Petaia on the ball and the Reds boot the ball upfield, but that doesn't come off as the Rebels tidy up and run back at them.
The Reds are on the attack and they move the ball left. They have numbers on that side, but O'Connor's offload is intercepted by Pincus! That's a try-saving bit of defending!
PENALTY, REDS, O'CONNOR! 3-6: Eloff is penalised for a no-arms tackle and O'Connor splits the uprights and splits the Rebels lead in half!
PENALTY, REBELS, TOOMUA! 3-9: Toomua slots another kick over and the Rebels lead by six points again.
Taniela Tupou is penalised for offside and the Rebels have a shot at goal around 30 metres out.
The Reds look to set up a 50/22 and it's a great angle on the kick, but the ball goes out on the full and the Rebels have possession.
The Reds lose the ball in the tackle and the Rebels look to counter. They kick the ball ahead and the Reds get to the ball first, but Anderson bears down on the ball-carrier and makes a strong tackle.
PENALTY, REBELS, TOOMUA! 3-12: Toomua stretches the lead with yet another penalty kick.
O'Connor has a chance from the tee to reduce the Reds' deficit to below a converted try, but he misses the target. 3-12, the score remains.
PENALTY, REDS, O'CONNOR! 6-12: The Reds are awarded yet another penalty, and this time, O'Connor makes no mistake!
The second half is up and running as the Rebels look to hold onto their lead over the Reds.
HALF-TIME: REDS 6-12 REBELS. The Rebels lead by six points at the break, with all the points so far having come off the boots of James O'Connor and Matt Toomua.
Petaia was receiving a bit of medical attention, but he's all good to continue for the Reds.
PENALTY, REBELS, TOOMUA! 6-15: McDermott is penalised for offside and Toomua has a shot at goal on the 10-metre line inside Reds territory, which he nails. The lead stretches back beyond a converted try.
TRY, REDS, MAFI! 11-15: At long last, we have the first try of the game! Great work from the Reds pack off the driving maul and Mafi goes over!
CONVERSION, REDS, O'CONNOR! 13-15: O'Connor's conversion goes off the inside of the upright and over!
PENALTY, REBELS, HODGE! 13-18: The Rebels have a shot at posts from long range and they have just the man for this. Hodge steps up from around the halfway line out right and takes the chance. The lead is back up to five points!
The Reds pile on the pressure and look certain to score. O'Connor passes to Campbell and he looks to dive in under the posts, but Pincus and Hodge conspire to hold him up against the odds!
RED CARD, REDS, FOTUAIKA! 13-18: Fotuaika is sent off for making direct contact to the head of an opponent!
Lovely offload from Tupou to Petaia out wide, who passes back inside to McReight. The Reds may be down a man, but they're on the attack and they win a penalty!
PENALTY, REDS, O'CONNOR! 16-18: O'Connor makes no mistake and we have a two-point ball game. The Rebels immediately win a penalty for a high tackle against Hamish Stewart.
Hodge steps up and has another shot at posts, but this one goes just wide to the right.
Ryan Smith is penalised right under the posts for leaving his feet at the breakdown and Toomua has an opportunity to put more points on the board for the Rebels.
PENALTY, REBELS, TOOMUA! 16-21: No mistake from Toomua as he nails yet another penalty.
Calamitous from Joe Powell! He has time to ground the ball in his in-goal area, but waits for it to go dead and almost allows Vunivalu to creep in and score! Powell just gets a boot to the ball to kick it out of play before Vunivalu grounds.
TRY DISALLOWED! 16-21: Mafi darts towards the try-line with space in front of him on the Reds' left after receiving the pass from Paisami. Just as he is about to score, Hodge makes a superb last-ditch tackle and Mafi loses the ball forward! The Rebels have a five-metre scrum.
The Reds continue to put pressure on. They have a lineout. Remember: Mafi has already scored off one driving maul in this match.
TRY, REDS, MAFI! 21-21: No driving maul this time, but the result is the same! Mafi runs round the back of the pack and receives the pass, going over for his second try of the match!
CONVERSION, REDS, O'CONNOR! 23-21: O'Connor slots the conversion over and the Reds are in front!
More late drama as Paisami is penalised for a high tackle! The Rebels have a penalty, which might just win them the match!
FULL-TIME: REDS 23-21 REBELS. Toomua misses the decisive kick! The Reds, with 14 men, have held on for the win -- their second in two matches this season after their drubbing of the Waratahs!