Reds v Chiefs - Live

Last updated: 13th May 2012  

Full TimeFull time REDS 42 -27 CHIEFS

80 That's it! What a game! What a comeback from the Reds! The defending champions are back to their best. Thanks for joining us. Cheers!

78 Taumalolo busts down the touchline in search of another try but is tackled by Morahan! That's the second try-saving tackle from the full-back....who should be in the sin bin!

Penalty76 PENALTY, REDS, HARRIS. 42-27. Harris finds the mark from long-range. That should be the ball game.

74 The Reds make sure at line-out time. Genia sends another long kick deep into Chiefs territory. Some kick tennis ends in Reds possession on the halfway line.

72 It's all attack from the free-running Chiefs. Robbie Robinson goes for the corner but is tackled into touch by Morahan just inches short.

70 It's end-to-end stuff at Suncorp Stadium as Genia turns the pressure around with a touch finder that bounces out right in the corner!

68 Let's getting very loose. The Chiefs are throwing it around as if they were playing touch rugby. The attacks keep coming on the edge of the Reds 22.

66 Luke Morahan escapes a yellow card for a tip-tackle on Sonny Bill Williams. None of the officials get his number though! The ref warns the Reds and the Chiefs set up a line-out on the 22 from the penalty.

Drop Goal64 DROP GOAL, REDS, HARRIS. 39-27. Clever stuff from the Reds as Harris lands an easy drop to stretch the lead to 12 points.

60 Cruden sends his conversion attempt wide. The gap is nine points....

TRY59 TRY, CHIEFS, TIKOIROTUMA. 36-27. This game isn't over yet! The Chiefs spread it wide at pace and Tikoirotuma has an easy run-in into the corner.

58 Digby Ioane saves the day as he beats Magasa back to a kick ahead. The Chiefs get a penalty at the next ruck and set up another line-out.

57 Schwalger's line-out throw is too high and the Reds pounce on it. Lucas hoofs it upfield and the danger is averted.

55 Can the Chiefs turn this back around? They've hardly touched the ball in the second half. They have a penalty but choose to go for the corner.

Conversion53 CONVERSION, HARRIS. 36-22. My goodness! Four tries in ten minutes from the Reds and Harris is kicking like a dream!

TRY51 TRY, REDS, S. FAINGAA. 34-22. What? Again? The Reds are on fire as they maul it over the line from a line-out!

Conversion49 CONVERSION, HARRIS. 29-22. The momentum is all with the Reds, who have bagged their first four-try bonus point of the year.

TRY48 TRY, REDS, GENIA. 27-22. What a try! Will Genia backs himself, splits the Chiefs defence and then uses his pace to score from 55m out!

45 News from the sidelines is that Richard Kahui has a dislocated shoulder.

Conversion43 CONVERSION, HARRIS. 22-22. It's all square!

TRY42 TRY, REDS, HIGGINBOTHAM. 20-22 What a start from the Reds! The Chiefs are flat footed around the fringes of the ruck and Higginbotham can charge over from short range!

Second half Here we go for rounds two! The Reds kick us off. Saia Faingaa is on. The Reds regather are ply the pressure on the Chiefs tryline!

Half TimeHalf Time REDS 15 - 22 CHIEFS

Conversion43 CONVERSION, HARRIS. 15-22. That's half time! The Reds are back in the ball game. We'll be back in ten.

TRY42 TRY, REDS, LUCAS. 13-22. The Reds lay siege to the Chiefs' try-line. It's carnage as bodies pile in. Eventually it comes wide and Lucas has plenty of space...he dives over!

40 The Reds get a penalty at the restart. Horwill turns down the points and chooses the line-out! Big call!

39 Cruden is wide with his conversion attempt.

TRY38 The Chiefs show they can keep it tight too. As the maul it up 15m. Now it goes wide and the backs have a run. Taumalolo is out on the wing...you know it, he's over in the corner! Is a try? The TMO will decide. YES! TRY, CHIEFS, TAUMALOLO, 8-22.

36 The Chiefs are cutting loose, throw it around sevens style. The Reds are struggling to contain them. Tikoirotuma is tackled into touch 10m short. Bad news for the Chiefs as Richard Kahui leaves the field. Looks like he's broken his collarbone!

Conversion34 CONVERSION, CRUDEN. 8-17

TRY33 TRY, CHIEFS, MESSAM. 8-15. Oh! Too good! SBW splits the Reds defence before linking with Masaga, who puts Messam clear to score! Two tries in two minutes!

Conversion32 CONVERSION, CRUDEN. 8-10

TRY31 TRY, CHIEFS, S.B. WILLIAMS. 8-8. Fantastic try from the Chiefs. Tikoirotuma burst clear down the left touchline. He's stopped just short but the ball is recycled quickly and SBW runs a great line to cross untouched under the sticks!

29 Another opportunity is lost as Schwalger spills the ball in contact 5m short. Genia kicks for touch after the scrum. Line-out on the halfway line to the Chiefs.

27 Huge trouble for the Red here. A loose ball is hacked ahead by SBW. Shipperley gets back but the Chiefs arrive in numbers. Harris tries to clear but is wrapped up on his own line. Eventually Genia finds touch.

26 Oh! Brendon Leonard almost intercepts but the he's knocked it forward. Back to square one. Nope, another scrum, another penalty. This time in the Reds' favour.

24 Ref Jonker says Schwalger's throw wasn't straight. We'll scrum down on the halfway line.

22 Liam Gill is having a huge game! He steals another ball at the breakdown! Genia finds touch on halfway to stop another Chiefs attack.

Penalty20 PENALTY, REDS, HARRIS. 8-3. Solid start at the kicking tee from Harris.

18 Penalty to the Reds at the scrum this time. Ref Marius Jonker says they're walking around. Harris will have a crack at goal.

Penalty16 PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN. 5-3. The visitors open their account as Cruden sends it straight down the middle. The Reds penalised at scrum time.

14 The Chiefs are looking dangerous but the final pass to Kahui is just too far in front of him from Cruden and it goes out. We're in for plenty of tries today - both teams are keen to give the ball some air.

12 Ooooh! Sonny Bill Williams absolutely smashes Shipperley as he gets a high floating pass. He'll feel that tomorrow. The ball is split so the Chiefs have a scrum on their 22.

10 The Chiefs turn in over! Mahonri Schwalger goes on the charge and the Chiefs pour forward. Some fancy stepping from Cruden and the Chiefs are threatening. No, penalty to the Reds as the visitors go off their feet.

8 The ref has a long word with both front rows after a couple of scrums go to ground. Eventually we reset but the Chiefs go early and the Reds get a fee kick. But they choose another scrum. Genia feeds on the Chiefs 10m line.

Conversion5 Mike Harris is wide with his conversion attempt.

TRY4 TRY, REDS, SHIPPERLEY. 5-0. Oh! Mike Harris intercepts and breaks clear in midfield, he gallops 30m before timing his pass to Shipperley out wide perfectly. Try!

2 Cruden looks to kick cross field for Asaeli Tikoirotuma out on the wing...but he's overcooked it and it goes out on the full.

Kick-off Here we go! Aaron Cruden kicks us off. It goes deep. The Reds gather but it's scrappy. The Reds look to go wide but Ioane is bumped into touch.

Team news Loose forward Liam Messam and lock Brodie Retallick return to the Chiefs line-up. Try-scoring prop Sona Taumalolo comes back in, as do hooker Mahonri Schwalger and number eight Alex Bradley.

Team news Reds coach Ewen McKenzie has made one change to his starting XV as prop Ben Daley, who has recovered from his hamstring injury, has been thrust straight back into the line-up.

Welcome Hello and welcome to Brisbane for our coverage of the weekend's final Super Rugby game. It should be a cracker as the resurgent defending champions host the Chiefs, who are looking like genuine title contenders.

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