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Reds v Bulls - Live
Full Time: Reds 23-18 Bulls
80 Englebrecht's foot is on the touchline, the Reds cling on. No try, and that's full-time! A thrilling finish in Brisbane, the Bulls just unable to do enough at the death. Reds on top for most of the game but little errors let the visitors back into it before that close finish.
80 Bulls still with the ball, last play of the game. Numbers on the left... Englebrecht goes over in the left corner but the touch judge's flag is up! Upstairs to the TMO to check the pass and the touchline...
80 Last throw of the dice for the Bulls, lineout on their own 10 metre line. Taken by Spies as we go into overtime. Serfontein breaks! Dancing through the defenders, Bulls penalty, no time for the lineout. Spies thumped back, Kirchner taken just by Cooper down the left. What a finish!
78 Reset scrum, Morne Steyn on for the Bulls as they attack from deep. Penalty to the Bulls with a minute remaining.
77 Cooper back behind the scrum as the Reds go left through Lance. Quick ball to Ioane who cuts back. Forwards doing the hard work, lost forward though by Holmes and the Bulls have the scrum deep in their 22.
73 Knocked on by Mapoe so the Reds get the scrum on halfway. Schatz bursts from the base as the Reds press into the 22, knock on from Serfontein right in front of the posts.
71 Ioane busting through the tackles as the Reds go over halfway. Reds building the phases as Feauai-Sautia has a burst, but the Bulls clear.
70 PENALTY, BULLS, FOUCHE! 23-18: No problem for the youngster as the Bulls start breathing down the Reds neck. Time running out in Brisbane.
68 Ioane forced into touch and the Bulls drive with a maul. Ball lost forward by the Reds and the visitors have the penalty, chance for Fouche to move them into bonus-point territory.
66 Genia replaced by Nick Frisby, Basson replaced by Jan Serfontein. Reds scrum on the edge of their 22, wide ball from Cooper, Tapuai grubbers but the ball evades Ioane into touch.
65 Bulls attacking now but the ball is turned over and Tapuai clears but poorly. Bulls attacking to the left but Venter is brought down. Wide to Basson... dropped.
64 Vermaak clears with the box kick. Reds respond and Vermaak goes high, Genia returning it with interest but it's too long, straight into touch.
62 Cross-field kick from Cooper so nearly comes off as Tapuai tries to keep the ball infield, it goes forward though. Scrum to the Bulls near the right touchline.
61 Reds throwing the ball around in their 22 and going nowhere, Genia thumping it away. Kirchner sends up a high one but can't regather, scrum to the Reds.
59 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 23-15: Reds scrum has been on top all game and they win another penalty, Anae's power doing the job. Cooper going for goal and he gets it, Reds lead by eight.
57 Genia's break results in a Reds maul near the Bulls 22, but that ball is going nowhere. Scrum to the Bulls.
56 High kick from Cooper bounces towards Kirchner who collects it. Fouche's kick comes off the back of Kruger, scrum. James Slipper off for the Reds, replaced by Albert Anae.
54 TRY, REDS, COOPER! 20-15: Short lineout taken by Schatz and the Reds attack down the left, five metres out. Switch play as Cooper dummies right and comes left, through the gap and try! Quick ball and the Reds regain the lead. Cooper converts.
52 YELLOW CARD, BULLS, MAPOE! Crowd incensed as Mapoe makes an awkward tackle - upstairs to the TMO. Flips Slipper over his head, no worse than the tackle in the first half from Lance but the referee is consistent. Bulls down to 14.
50 Ioane takes a high shot but it goes unpunished, Bulls scrum on the edge of their 22. Curtis Browning on for the Reds.
48 PENALTY, BULLS, FOUCHE! 13-15: Long-range shot for Fouche and he sinks it! That's a beautiful strike and the Bulls lead in Brisbane.
46 Bulls turnover the ball but then spill it in the Reds 22. Simmons breaking from his own 22, ploughs into Kirchner over half-way. Wide ball to the right but Genia's kick goes straight into touch, little errors costing the Reds.
44 PENALTY, BULLS, FOUCHE! 13-12: Reds all over the place here - dropout goes all wrong and Quirk picks the ball up offside. Another three points for Fouche and it's a one-point game.
42 PENALTY, BULLS, FOUCHE! 13-9: Over it goes and the Bulls close the gap.
41 Outstanding steal from Rod Simmons off the bench, handing the Reds possession. Obstruction against the Reds, easy penalty for the Bulls.
40 Louis Fouche starts the second half, Bulls down by seven in Brisbane.
Half Time: Reds 13-6 Bulls
40 Lance having a burst, making up for his yellow card. Knocked on as Kirchner goes to intercept and that's the interval. Reds dominating possession against this much-changed Bulls outfit at Suncorp, the hosts arguably should be ahead by more. Second half coming up.
39 Iine breaking tackles but the ball goes backwards, Cooper kicking long. Ball sits up and the Bulls clear into touch, Reds lineout on the Bulls 22.
37 TRY, REDS, LANCE! 13-6: Wide ball to Ioane who brushes through some tackles - Reds still inside their own half. Dart from Genia who offloads to Quirk over halfway. Cooper picks and goes with a great break, popped up to Lance! TRY to the Reds! Cooper converts. Great work from Genia in the build-up.
34 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 6-6: Cooper boomerangs it through the posts and we're all square.
32 Faingaa ducks under the tackles as the Reds attack down the right, winning the penalty on the edge of the 22 with Kirchner going off his feet. Cooper going for goal.
30 The visitors are rewarded for their defensive efforts with a penalty shot 40 metres out. Fouche steps up... but it's just wide to the right.
29 Grubber from Kirchner puts the Reds under pressure in their own 22. Taken by Schatz, Genia clears with the box kick. Knocked on by Mapoe, scrum to the Reds but Genia kicks long over Basson, one bounce into touch.
26 Cooper puts on the step and then throws a pass into touch after a mis-communication with Genia. Bulls lineout, oustanding defence from the visitors so far.
25 Pressure from the Reds gives them a lineout inside the Bulls 22 - Hanson hits Schatz and the Reds attack, Feauai-Sautia on the inside ball from Cooper. Reds back to 15 now under the posts, lost forward by Tapuai and Kirchner clears.
23 Lost forward by Horwill one metre out driving for the line, Bulls scrum.
22 Another Reds penalty at the scrum, Cooper kicks to the corner. Rolling maul not going far but they have the penalty, tap and go from Horwill. Yet another penalty after the Bulls are not ten metres, relentless pressure from the hosts. Bulls offside again - Feauai-Sautia can't hang on to the pass and the Reds have the penalty.
20 Knock on by Faingaa as the Reds try to steal the ball form the breakdown, Bulls scrum. Wide pass to Englebrecht goes to ground, Reds scrum.
18 Genia takes a heavy hit from Potgeiter after making the catch - the openside making a bright start. Chipped through by Cooper but the ball goes straight into touch.
16 Another penalty at the scrum to the Reds, Cooper this time again pushing it wide to the right.
14 PENALTY, BULLS, FOUCHE! 3-6: Chipped over by Fouche and the visitors have the lead.
13 Feauai-Sautia waits too long for the ball to bounce out and gets caught, Bulls lineout eight metres out from the try line. Advantage being played, grubber from Fouche goes nowhere and it's an easy shot at goal.
12 PENALTY, BULLS, FOUCHE! 3-3: Bulls on the board from the resulting penalty, Louis Fouche with the points.
10 YELLOW CARD, REDS, LANCE! Bulls attack from the lineout on halfway - loose pass and the Bulls knock on but Lance is in trouble for a tackle off the ball. Referred to the TMO but there's no tip tackle there...the referee disagrees! Lance into the bin.
7 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 3-0: Scrum penalty to the Reds, Kruger penalised. Cooper has no problem and the Reds take the early lead after dominating the possession stats.
5 Horwill takes the restart as the Reds have a rumble. Jono Lance stepping inside, dropped by Quirk in midfield though so scrum to the Bulls.
4 Cooper's attempt falls wide to the right - remains scoreless. Bulls to drop out.
3 Free kick to the Reds - quick hands from Cooper and Tapuai gets some space. Penalty to the Reds, Bulls infringing at the breakdown. Cooper lining up a shot at goal.
2 Dewald Potgeiter hammers Digby Ioane as the Reds attack from deep, Chris Feauai-Sautia's pass going forward to Ben Tapuai. Scrum to the Bulls.
We're underway! Jake Schatz a bit overeager and the Bulls have an early penalty to get out of their half.
Team News: Full-back Zane Kirchner, outside centre JJ Engelbrecht, halfback Jano Vermaak, number eight and captain Pierre Spies, flanker Deon Stegmann and loosehead prop MornĂ¿Â¨ Mellett are all in the run-on side again for the Bulls, Lionel Mapoe and Bjorn Basson are on the wing, whilst Francois Venter will replace injured Wynand Olivier at inside centre.
Team News: A welcome sight for the Reds as James Horwill returns in the second row. Will Genia joins Quade Cooper at half-back whilst Digby Ioane returns on the wing after his one-week suspension.
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