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Reds v Hurricanes - Live
Full time Reds 18 Hurricanes 12
80 The Canes are trying desperately to get something from this match. Savea sets off on a run deep inside the Reds' 22. He oflfoads to Smith who is tackled to ground and at the resulting ruck Faifili Levave knocks on. At the resulting scrum, the ball comes out to Cooper who puts the ball into the stands when the hooter sounds to signal the end of the match! The Reds have clung on for this win but it could so easily have gone against them as the 'Canes came agonsingly close on several occasions. In the end though, the home side are deserved winners, especially for their effort duringthe first half.
76 Cooper throws a speculative pass in no-man's land behind his try-line! Conrad Smith dives over, thinking his scored but after the referee consults his TMO the effort is disallowed as Chris Smylie has committed a handling error in the build-up.
74 Julian Savea sets off on an attacking run inside the Reds' 22 before kicking ahead. Only a desperate effort by Nick Frisby prevents him from scoring.
72 The Reds are awarded after the Hurricanes pack are pinned for an early engagement at a scrum. The referee changes his decision to a penalty for the hosts when some of the 'Canes backchat the official because of his decision.
69 The Hurricanes attack with their backs deep inside the Reds' 22 but Andre Taylor knocks on close to the try-line which gives the hosts a reprieve!
67 The 'Canes attack round the front of the line-out with Motu Matu'u and Perenara trading passes. Perenara goes over the try-line but his effort is disallowed as Matu'u had a foot in touch in the build-up.
64 The game is loosening up as both sides try to secure the win. The last 10 minutes have been characterised by lots running but both sides are guilty of committing handling errors at vital moments.
61 Luke Morahan sets off through a gap but the referee rules that Cooper has obstructed one of the defenders and call the Reds speedster back.
57 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 18-12. Barrett narrows the gap to six points after Eddie Quirk is penalised for not using his arms during a tackle on James Broadhurst.
54 Cooper takes a big hit from Perenara and stays down! He gets up groggily and eventually rejoins the action.
52 The 'Canes look to strike back when Barrett puts a penalty kick into touch deep inside the Reds' 22.
50 CONVERSION, REDS, COOPER! 18-9. Cooper adds the extra two points to extend the hosts' lead!
49 TRY, REDS, SIMMONS! 16-9. The Reds do well to win the ball at the scrum and after Ben Tapuai is stopped just short of the line, Simmons reacts quickest and forces his way over to score his first ever Super Rugby try!
48 The Reds are on the attack close to the 'Canes' try-line. They take the ball through seven phases but lose possession when Rob Simmons knocks on.
45 The Reds are awarded a penalty close to the 'Canes' try-line and opt to run it. cooper throws a long pass to Shipperley but Barrett gets his hands to it! However, he fails to control the pass and fumbles!
42 The reds put in a good shove at a scrum. The back-pedalling Hurricanes scrum puts pressure on Brad Shields at number eight and he knocks on when he tries to pick up and go.
40 Quade Cooper gets the second half started. Jeremy Thrush gathers and sets up a ruck just outside his 22
Half-Time Reds 11 Hurricanes 9
40 The Hurricanes attack from a scrum deep inside the Reds' 22 but make little headway when Barrett and Bateman collide in midfield. The referee rules that they committed obstruction in the process and after a shrill blow on his whistle brings proceedings to a close. As the scoreline suggests, this has been an even contest. Both sides have played enterprisingly which sets up an appetising second half. Don't go away. We'll return within the next 10 minutes!
38 The 'Canes attack inside the Reds' half but lose possesion whwn Jeffery Toomaga-Allen is penalised for playing the ball on the ground. Cooper puts the ball out close to the halfway mark.
35 Julian Savea hands off two players before passing inside to Perenara who sets off towards the try-line! When he spots the cover defence he puts in a grubber kick for Conrad Smith to chase but the dead-ball line is the winner as the kick is overcooked.
32 Referee Steve Walsh penalises James Slipper for scrumming inwards. Barrett puts the ball out about 10 metres from the halfway line.
30 Jason Eaton is blown up for side-entry at a maul. Cooper puts his team on the attack by kicking the resulting penalty out deep inside the 'Canes' 22.
29 Ben Franks is penalised for illegal scrummaging. Cooper puts the ball into touch midaway between the 'Canes' 22 and the halfway line.
27 Brad Shields carries strongly close to the Reds' try-line but he has the ball knocked from his grasp by a tackle from Rob Simmons.
25 The Hurricanes take the ball through several phases but fail to breach the Reds' defence. TJ Perenara eventually puts through a grubber kick which goes into touch inside the home side's 22.
23 TRY, REDS, IOANE! 11-9. From a line-out, the Reds take the ball through several phases with their forwards. The ball is eventually spun wide to Ioane who scores in the left-hand corner!
21 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 6-9. It's third-time lucky for Barrett as he adds the extras after the Reds are pinned for being offside.
19 Barrett gets another chance to give his team the lead, after Jake Schatz goes off his feet at a ruck, but once again his effort is off target!
16 Cooper does well when he creates space to put tapuai through a gap. Tapuai beats the first line of defence but is brought to ground by a tackle from Victor Vito.
14 Barrett gets a chance to regain the lead for his side after Cooper tackles Tim Bateman without the ball. The Hurricanes pivot's effort is just wide of the posts, however.
11 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 6-6. It's all square again as Barrett adds the extras after Ben Tapuai strays offside.
9 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 6-3. Cooper adds another three-pointer after Dane Coles infringes at a ruck.
6 The Reds try to attack from a line-out on the halfway mark. The 'Canes do well, however, with a counter shove.
4 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 3-3. Quade Cooper draws the hosts level after Jeremy Thrush is penalised for going offside at a ruck.
2 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 0-3. First blood to 'Canes! Beauden Barrett adds the three-pointer after Digby Ioane is pinned for holding onto the ball on the ground.
Kick-Off Beauden Barrett gets us underway! His kick is gathered by Dom Shipperley who sets off on a run but he runs straight into the Hurricanes' forwards on the edge of his 22.
Team news The Reds have also made just one change to their line-up that claimed victory over the Waratahs for their clash with the Hurricanes as Aidan Toua replaces Mike Harris in the full-back jersey. Back-rower Radike Samo also returns and will take his place on the bench, replacing the injured Jarrad Butler.
Team news Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has made just one change to his starting XV, bringing in Jeffery Toomaga-Allen at tighthead prop in place of Ben May. Captain Conrad Smith was declared fit after he overcame concussion sustained in the defeat to the Blues last weekend.
welcome Hello and welcome to the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for this Super Rugby hit out between our hosts, the Reds, and the Hurricanes. Don't go away! We'll be back soon with team news.
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