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The referee for this clash is Graham Cooper. His assistant referees are Jordan Way and Reuben Keane. Our TMO is Brett Cronan.
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Moana Pasifika have rung the changes in their backline, with Tomasi Alosio replacing Tima Fainga'anuku on the wing, while the half-back combo of Lincoln McClutchie and Ereatara Enari are replaced by Christian Leali'ifano and Jonathan Taumateine. The only change to the pack is Samuel Slade coming in for Alex McRobbie.
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Moana Pasifika: 15 William Havili, 14 Tomasi Alosio, 13 Solomone Kata, 12 Danny Toala, 11 Timoci Tavatavanawai, 10 Christian Leali'ifano, 9 Jonathan Taumateine, 8 Henry Time-Stowers, 7 Solomone Funaki, 6 Sione Tu'ipulotu, 5 Samuel Slade, 4 Mike Curry, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Ray Niuia, 1 Abraham Pole. Replacements: 16 Luteru Tolai, 17 Ezekiel Lindenmuth, 18 Joe 'Apikotoa, 19 Alex McRobbie, 20 Jack Lam, 21 Ereatara Enari, 22 Lincoln McClutchie, 23 Henry Taefu.
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The Queensland Reds will take the field without injured centre Hunter Paisami (collarbone) and prop Taniela Tupou (calf injury). On the plus side was been the return winger Suli Vunivalu to the side for their previous match, while Harry Wilson and Fraser McReight are back for this clash.
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Queensland Reds: 15 Jock Campbell, 14 Suliasi Vunivalu, 13 Josh Flook, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Jordan Petaia, 10 James O'Connor, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Seru Uru, 5 Angus Blyth, 4 Ryan Smith, 3 Feao Fotuaika, 2 Matthew Faessler, 1 Harry Hoopert. Replacements: 16 Richie Asiata, 17 Dane Zander, 18 Sef Fa'agase, 19 Connor Vest, 20 Angus Scott-Young, 21 Kalani Thomas, 22 Lawson Creighton, 23 Filipo Daugunu.
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Today’s match is the first time these teams are facing each other in Super Rugby.
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The Reds were thumped 53-26 away to log-leaders The Blues in their last match, while Moana Pasifika lost 34-19 to the Fijian Drua in their last outing.
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The Reds are in great form, having won seven of their last eight matches, while Moana Pasifika have lost 10 of their 11 matches this season. Pasifika’s sole victory was the thrilling 24-19 win over fifth-placed Hurricanes back in March.
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The Reds are down in 7th place on the log on 31 points, just five points behind fourth-placed Cheifs. Moana Pasifika are in 12th place at the bottom of the table, but they have played some attractive rugby.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby Pacific clash between the Queensland Reds and Moana Pasifika from the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
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Kick-off! We are underway here at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
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Moana Pasifika with the early possession and putting pressure on the Reds, earning a penalty deep in the Reds half.
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Moana Pasifika kick for the line and they have a line-out on the Reds' 5m line.
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TRY, MOANA PASIFIKA, FUNAKI! 0-5; Funaki crashes over after good work by his team-mates to open the scoring.
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Great play from the line-out and Moana Pasifika go over for an early try!
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CONVERSION, MOANA PASIFIKA, LEALI'IFANO! 0-7; superb kick from Leali'ifano from the left of the poles with a big curve at the last moment to fly through the posts.
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Reds with good possession and earn a penalty just inside the Moana Pasifika half.
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Driving run from the Reds with Moana Pasifika under a lot of pressure.
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TRY, REDS, CAMPBELL! 5-7; stunning move from the Reds, moving the ball from the left touch-line all the was for Campbell to dot down 5m in from the far right corner.
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O'Connor pulls his conversion attempt slightly, and it's just enough to clip the outside of the far left post, and the ball bounces benignly back infield. Moana Pasifika keep the lead…
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TRY, REDS, MCREIGHT! 10-7; McDermott with a beautiful chip over the top from the back of the scrum, and the Reds chase hard, win the ball and dive over the line for a second score in four minutes.
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CONVERSION, REDS, O'CONNOR! 12-7; O'Connor makes no mistake with the kick.
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Bright rugby from Moana Pasifika in response to the Reds' double-strike, but the Reds are looking strong now.
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YELLOW CARD, MOANA PASIFIKA, TIME-STOWERS.
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TMO rules reckless challenge and we're going to have a yellow card for Moana Pasifika.
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TMO is checking a dangerous tackle…
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Reds pushing hard against 14-man Moana Pasifika, with an adventurous cross-field kick almost offering Vunivalu a try, but Havili did well to secure possession in his in-goal area.
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Reds wth the scrum 5m… run the ball, push for the line, run it again, now camped by the posts… but the referee blows for a Moana Pasifika penalty.
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Storming run by the Reds but a loose pass from Flook can't find Daugunu in a dangerous position on the wing.
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Reds steal a Moana Pasifika line-out and are pushing on the Moana Pasifika 5m line.
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Knock-on, no advantage, and the Reds have a penalty, which they run, and Hoopert comes off the side of the pack to dot down for the try.
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TRY, REDS, HOOPERT! 17-7; another commanding try and its looking like the Reds are in total command of this fixture.
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CONVERSION, REDS, O'CONNOR! 19-7; O'Connor again with a flawless kick that bisects the posts.
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Moana Pasifika win a penalty inside the Reds half, and Leali'ifano lines up the kick…
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PENALTY, MOANA PASIFIKA, LEALI'IFANO! 19-10; Leali'ifano curls his kick in perfectly from right of the poles.
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Reds work the ball down the backline well before O'Connor has a kick over the top for a line-out in the Moana Pasifika half.
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Strong attack by the Reds but Moana Pasifika clear the danger.
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Reds running again and have moved into the Moana Pasifika 22…
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… but the Reds infringe in a dangerous position and the referee gives Moana Pasifika the penalty to clear the danger.
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The Reds appear ceaseless as they continue to drive at Moana Pasifika; the defence holds firm, but does offer the sense that it could be breeched.
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Reds with the penalty for off-sides and O'Connor kicks for possession and the Reds have the lin-out 8m out
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TRY, REDS, CAMBELL! 24-10; quite beautiful rugby.
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Reds break and drive hard from the line-out, magnificent through-ball grubber for Cambell to dot down on.
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HALF-TIME! REDS 24-10 MOANA PASIFIKA. The Reds are looking superbly strong and clinical, but Moana Pasifika have shown strength to resist as well as to offer some dangerous counter-attacks. Is it looking like the Reds
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Nice to see… Moana Pasifika running the ball from inside their own 22 right from the kick-off, winning a penalty which they run quickly. Lovely rugby.
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Kick-off! We are back under-way here for the second-half from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
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Another penalty as the Reds infringe, and Moana Pasifika run quickly again and now they're moved onto the Reds 10m line.
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Reds steal possession and push Moana Pasifika back into the half and we have a scrum well inside the Moana Pasifika half, with the Reds defending.
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Moana Pasifika break powerfully into the Reds half, keep possession and work the phases as the Reds push deep on their line…
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TRY, MOANA PASIFIKA, TU'IPULOTU! 24-15; great fightback from the kick-off.
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Moana Pasifika driving from the line-out, pushing hard and finally Tu'ipulotu dives over right in the corner for a truly superb team try… it's almost as if the first five minutes from kick-off has been one beautiful long move from Moana Pasifika.
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Moana Pasifika get the penalty as play breaks down, but the ref has words with the Reds skipper McDermott about the constant penalties.
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Leali'ifano strikes his conversion attempt from right against the left touchline against the near post, and it bounces back indignantly at him. Those would have been two very valuable points.
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PENALTY, REDS, O'CONNOR! 27-15; O'Connor slots a simple penalty after the Reds opt to go for posts to ensure they have a two-score points buffer.
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Moana Pasifika hit straight with a driving run into the Reds' 22, but Moana Pasifika earn a penalty which is kicked perfectly into touch on the Reds 5m line.
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Moana Pasifika hit straight with a driving run into the Reds' 22, but Moana Pasifika earn a penalty which is kicked perfectly into touch on the Reds 5m line.
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Moana Pasifika push into the Reds goalline but lose possession, and McDermott runs the ball out of his own in-goal area, jinking past two Moana Pasifika attackers and then breaking out of the goal area and passing out to his team-mates… a quite amazing run to clear the danger!
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Some pushing between the teams after Moana Pasifika are bundled into touch… and Moana Pasifika have a penalty in front of poles, but the kick for touch finds a Red player…
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The Reds counter but Moana Pasifika have a penalty advantage as they win the ball back and drive into the Reds half. This match is not over by a long way.
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Moana Pasifika with the penalty on the half-way line… and with that McReight is binned and the Reds are down to 13 men. Moana Pasifika take the scrum and this is when they can claw their way back into this match.
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Moana Pasifika substitute their entire front row, bringing on some fresh legs and shoulders…
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And the Reds are on the charge now and drive well into the Moana Pasifika half, but Moana Pasifika win back possession and drive back into the reds half.
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Reds win a vital penalty as the scrums implode and Moana Pasifika have lost a vital advantage.
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Moana Pasifika with the scrum but they infringe before the ball can be fed into the scrum and the Reds have a penalty and the chance to eat up time.
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Moana Pasifika with a powerful backline move and some awesome passing but they kick possession away.
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Moana Pasifika get the penalty and run the ball, McDermott making a crunching tackle but Moana Pasifika still have the ball.
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Play stops as Flook gets attention to his shoulder.
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And Flook leaves the field in tremendous pain - not nice to see.
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Reds with a brilliant speedy run across field, broken up but some great tackling by Moana Pasifika, Tavatavanawai bringing a speeding Campbell down with a one-handed diving tackle. Astonishing power.
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TRY, REDS, WILSON! 32-15; very important try for the Reds to snuff out the challenge from Moana Pasifika, who must surely now be out of time.
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Penalty missed from close to poles by the Reds and Moana Pasifika counter but can't break from their 22 and Wilson picks up a superb intercept and drives through for the try.
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CONVERSION, REDS, O'CONNOR! 34-15; O'Connor nails the conversion from right in front of the poles.
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Moana Pasifika driving with immense power to push the Reds back into their 22, where the Reds have the throw-in.
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YELLOW CARD, MOANA PASIFIKA, TAUMATEINE! 34-15; yellow card for deliberate knock-on.
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Time is draining out of the Moana Pasifika challenge as the Reds have the scrum on their own 22.
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Reds driving into the Moana Pasifika half but they turn possession over and drive back at the Reds, driving them backwards into their half.
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TRY, MOANA PASIFIKA, TIME-STOWERS! 34-20; super team try.
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Moana Pasifika have the Reds on their 5m line and are driving hard… wave after wave… and it's a try!! Superb reward for some incredible attacking rugby.
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CONVERSION, MOANA PASIFIKA, MCCLUTCHIE! 34-22; McClutchie takes the conversion quickly before the TMO can go back to investigate a foot into touch…
Reds
Moana Pasifika
5
Tries
3
11' Campbell Jock
14' McReight Fraser
26' Hoopert Harry
39' Campbell Jock
71' Wilson Harry
5' Funaki Solomone
47' Tuipulotu Sione
80' Stowers Henry
3
Conversions
2
15' O'Connor James
27' O'Connor James
72' Creighton Lawson
6' Lealiifano Chr...
80' McClutchie Li...
1
Penalties
1
50' O'Connor James
30' Lealiifano Ch...
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Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Hoopert Harry
Faessler Matthew
Fotuaika Feao
Smith Ryan
Blyth Angus
Uru Seru
McReight Fraser
Wilson Harry
McDermott Tate
O'Connor James
Petaia Jordan
Stewart Hamish
Flook Joshua
Vunivalu Suliasi
Campbell Jock
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Pole Abraham
Niuia Ray
Kepu Sekope
Curry Michael
Slade Samuel
Tuipulotu Sione
Funaki Solomone
Stowers Henry
Taumateine Jonathan
Lealiifano Christian
Tavatavanawai Timoci
Toala Danny
Kata Solomone
Alosio Tomasi
Havili William
8
Reserves
8
Fa'agase Sef
Scott-Young Angus
Daugunu Filipo
Zander Dane
Asiata Richie
Thomas Kalani
Vest Connor
Creighton Lawson
18
20
22
17
16
21
19
23
Apikotoa Joe
Lam Jack
Lindenmuth Ezekiel
Enari Ereatara
Taefu Henry
McClutchie Lincoln
Luteru Tolai
Alex McRobbie