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  • Genia, Higginbotham, Slipper, Gill, Shipperley,
    Penalty goals: Harris,
    Conversions: Harris (2),
32 - 16

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  • Mitchell, Carter,
    Penalty goals: Foley,
    Drop goals: Ashley-Cooper,
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  • 14th Jul 2012
  • KO 10:40
  • Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Reds v Waratahs - Live

Last updated: 14th July 2012  

Full TimeFull time REDS 32-16 WARATAHS

82 That's it! Game over. The REDS WIN THE AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCE! They will host a play-off next week. The Brumbies must now wait and hope for two massive upsets in South Africa. Thanks for joining us, Cheers!

79 Ooooh! Foley and Timani clash heads as they try to tackle Ioane. Not a great way to end the season.

Penalty78 PENALTY, REDS, HARRIS. 32-16. No chance of a Waratahs comeback now.

76 The Reds are finishing strongly. Adam Wallace-Harrison barges over but his held up by Tom Kingston. Referee Steve Walsh brings play back for a Reds penalty...Harris will kick at goal.

74 Foley misses the conversion.

TRY73 TRY, WARATAHS, CARTER. 29-16. The visitors hit back! Adam Ashley-Cooper sends a great long pass out to Carter, who has an easy run in.

72 There is lots or argie-bargie and off-the-ball stuff going on. The Tahs win another penalty, in almost exactly the same place, and ask for another scrum.

70 The Waratahs win a penalty right in front of the posts as the Reds pile in off their feet. They're lucky not to give away another card. The Tahs choose the scrum.

68 The Waratahs look to make their extra man count as they charge into the Reds 22. Can they avoid making a mistake this time? Nope! Another knock on hands the ball back to the Reds.

65 Barnes is helped off the field with some very wobbly knees. That looks like yet another concussion. Thanks, Quade.

Yellow Card64 YELLOW CARD, REDS, COOPER. Quade Cooper tackles Berrick Barnes high and then tips his Wallaby team-mate for good measure, starting a fight between a bunch of players.

63 Radike Samo is on for the Reds and is causing some havoc in the Tahs defence. Brendan McKibbin comes on for Hart at scrum-half for the Tahs.

61 The Tahs are desperate and are getting scrappy. Foley looks find a gap but runs into the back of Horne on his own 22. That's poor.

59 The conversion attempt is wide from Harris, but the game looks wrapped up now.

TRY58 TRY, REDS, GENIA. 29-11. That's number five! Genia snipes down the blindside off the back of a 5m scrum. He's tackled but stretches out an arm to score!

56 The Brumbies could still make it into the play-offs, even if the Reds win, but they'll need both the Bulls and Sharks to lose - unlikely.

54 It's not over yet and the Waratahs are still putting up a fight, taking it through the phases and probing for a gap in centre field. Dean Mumm spills an easy pass though to hand possession back to the hosts.

Conversion52 CONVERSION, HARRIS. 24-11. The Reds just need to hang on now for victory now and they've got a place in the play-offs!

TRY50 TRY, REDS, SHIPPERLEY. 22-11. There it is!!!! The Reds have their bonus point! Mitchell spills a pass a little too far in front of him from Barnes. Dom Shipperley pounces, turns on the gas and sprint 30 metres to score!

49 A big turnover from Jake Schatz, who forces the Tahs to hang on just outside the Reds 22.

46 Harris is wide with the conversion again. The Reds have three tries, they need just one more....(and they need to win, of course).

TRY44 TRY, REDS, SLIPPER!! 17-11. The Tahs resist the first attack, knocking Ioane into touch but they make a mess of their own throw at the next line-out. Slipper collects the throw which goes over the top and can score...too easy!

43 The Tahs survive as Higginbotham is tackled into touch. Foley's line-out clears doesn't go very far and the Reds attack from a line-out 7m out.

42 The Reds start the half with a bang as Harris makes a half-break. The Reds pack arrives enforce and rumbles into the corner. Penalty! They turn down the points and Cooper taps and goes!

Second half Here we go for the second half! No changes at half time.

Half TimeHalf Time REDS 12-11 WARATAHS

40 The Waratahs finish the half on the attack but Polota-Nau can't hang onto Barnes's offload. Genia thumps it into touch and it's time for a drink. We'll be back in ten!

38 The Reds continue to keep it tight but the penalty goes against Wallace-Harrison for not releasing. Foley finds touch near halfway.

36 A big maul from the Reds takes play to the Tahs 22m line. There is still plenty of time left in the half for another try.

Drop Goal34 DROP GOAL, WARATAHS, ASHLEY-COOPER!! 12-11. Where the hell did that come from?! Adam Ashley-Cooper lands a sucker punch with a drop goal from the touchline near halfway!!!

32 John Ulugia must come on for a scrum in the absence of Ryan. Genia kicks cross field but Ioane is tackled out. Biffo! Loads of players from both team pile in, swinging handbags..but no punches are landed.

30 Foley's conversion attempt is wide. 12-8 it remains.

TRY28 TRY, WARATAHS, MITCHELL!!! 12-8. The result is far from decided! Foley's perfectly-weighted grubber bobbles over the line in the corner and Mitchell beats Shipperley to dive onto it and score.

25 The conversion attempt from Harris is wide.

TRY24 TRY, REDS, GILL. 12-3. It had to come eventually! Gill crashes over from short range. The Reds are halfway there!

Yellow Card23 YELLOW CARD, WARATAHS, RYAN. Paddy Ryan is sent to the bin for killing it from an offside position.

22 It's end to end stuff here! The Reds pile into a ruck in the corner, 1m short of the Waratahs line. Penalty! The Reds take it quickly and pile in again. The ball is stuck!

20 The Waratahs fluff another chance! Genia is charged down, Chris Alcock is first to the loose ball but has it kicked from his hands by Dom Shipperley in the act of trying to touch it down! The TMO says no try!

18 More pressure from the Waratahs deep in the Reds 22 but Kane Douglas has the ball ripped out his hands by Adam Wallace-Harrison. Genia clears.

16 The Waratahs enjoy their first period of decent possession but a miscommunication between Polota-Nau and Hart sees the scrum-half give away a line-out on the Reds 22.

14 Penalty to the Tahs right under their own posts! The Reds are so desperate to get those four tries they've forgotten they need to make sure they win first!

12 The Reds are all attack! Cooper fakes going for touch from a penalty but taps and goes! Ioane almost breaks through but is stooped just short. The Reds keep swinging it.

10 The Reds are enjoying the early running. Genia makes a dart at the line but is stopped a few metres short in the corner. It's gone forward and the Tahs can clear after the scrum.

8 The Waratahs win a line-out against the throw just outside their own 22. Foley is under pressure though and can't make much ground with the kick. Back to square one.

Penalty6 PENALTY, WARATAHS, FOLEY. 7-3. The visitors reply almost immediately as Foley finds the mark from long range.

Conversion4 CONVERSION, HARRIS. 7-0. What a start for the Reds!

TRY3 TRY, REDS, HIGGINBOTHAM. 5-0. The Tahs are sloppy at the line-out. and the Reds can drive at the line. Genia feeds Higginbotham, who dives into the corner!

2 Whoa! Close call for the Tahs. Copper kicks crossfield for Shipperley who is tackled into touch by Drew Mitchell.

Kick-off Here we go! Bernard Foley kicks off and the Reds have it. Anthony Faingaa makes a run but has the ball knocked out of his hands and into touch.

Team news The Reds welcome back wing Digby Ioane and flanker Liam Gill for this must-win clash, while lock Sitaleki Timani is the sole change to the Waratahs' starting XV.

Welcome! Hello and welcome to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for this final-round clash between the defending champion Reds and the Waratahs! The Brumbies' loss to the Blues earlier today has kept the door open for the Reds to sneak into the play-offs if they overcome the 'Tahs with a four-try win... can they do it?

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