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- 10th May 2013
- KO 10:40
- Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Reds v Sharks - Live
Reds 32 Sharks 17
80 The Sharks launch a final attack at a line-out but the throw-in from Cooper is not straight. Referee Glen Jackson blows his whistle to end the match. The Reds will be happy with their first half performance, which secured them the win but they definitely went off the boil in the second 40. The Sharks won the second half 14-3 but were playing catch-up rugby from early on. They can't afford to play like that in their remaining matches if they want to make the play-offs.
79 Cooper comes to his side's rescue with a kick into touch just outside their 22. The Sharks, are still on the attack, however, and launch another attack from the resulting line-out.
76 The Sharks go on the drive from a line-out but Ben Tapuai comes away with the ball! He is penalised for side-entry and the visitors opt to kick for touch inside the Reds' 22.
73 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 32-17. Cooper gets the home side's first points of the half after Keegan Daniel is pinned for a ruck infringement.
71 Genia stabs a grubber kick through and Mvovo gathers but can only run it into touch.
69 Lambie launches a chip kick which Bosman gathers! He offloads to Willem Alberts who knocks on!
67 CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 29-17. Lambie makes no mistake from the kicking tee to narrow the gap to 12 points!
66 TRY, SHARKS, MINNIE! 29-15. The Sharks get a driving maul going from a line-out and Derick Minnie spots a gap and breaks free before dotting down!
65 The Sharks take the ball through nine phases and are awarded a penalty inside the Reds' 22 when Robinson plays the ball on the ground. Lambie puts the ball out on the Reds' five-metre line.
62 The Sharks have been much more competitive in the second half. They are showing greater continuity while the Reds look much more weary now.
60 Anthony Faingaa is pinned for going off his feet at a ruck. Lambie puts the ball into touch on the halfway line.
57 The Reds try a short line-out and Saia Faingaa and Ed Quirk try to trade passes. Kyle Cooper maanges to come in between them but knocks on in the process.
54 Cooper waltzes through the Sharks defence and tries another kick, inside the Sharks' 22! his kick hits a defender and the visitors gain a reprieve!
52 Pietersen is ok and is soon back into battle! He makes a big hit on Cooper and Mvovo pounces on the loose ball and races away! He is called back, however, as the ball came forward off Pietersen's hand.
50 There's some concern as JP Pietersen stays down after making a big hit on Rod Davies. It looks like there was a clash of heads when he made the challenge.
47 Cooper puts through a grubber kick which rolls into touch at the Sharks' corner flag! Great vision and an equally great kick!
45 CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 29-10. Lambie adds the extras to narrow the gap! The Sharks look like a total different side after the break.
44 TRY, SHARKS, LINDEQUE! 29-8. Piet Lindeque scorers in the right-hand corner, after Mvovo and Lambie combine brilliantly in the build-upto put him into space!
43 Mvovo gets the ball and steps out of a tackle from Beau Robinson, who is on for Liam Gill. When Mvovo goes go to ground Genia moves in quickly to dispossess him at a ruck.
40 Lambie gets the second half underway! The Sharks do well to regain possession directly from the kick off and go on the attack just outside the Reds' 22.
Reds 29 Sharks 3
40 Genia gets the ball in open play and when the hooter sounds he boots it into touch. As the scoreline suggests, this has been a one-sided affair. Everything has gone perfectly right for the Reds in a what has been golden half of rugby for them. The reverse is true for the Sharks, who will have to improve by 100 percent if they want to be competitive in the second half.
38 Ioane runs onto pass from Genia but Lindeque and McLeod combine to tackle him into touch.
35 CONVERSION, REDS, COOPER! 29-3. Another successful two-pointer from the boot of Cooper, who is on fire at the moment. Everything he is trying seems to be coming off!
34 TRY, REDS, DAVIES! 27-3. Cooper gets in for his second try after great work in the build-up from Cooper!
33 Lwazi Mvovo tskes the ball into contacy but is soon penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground.
30 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 22-3. Cooper adds another three-pointer after the Sharks forwards infringe at a ruck.
28 The Sharks are struggling to get their game going. Lambie and Bosman combine well but when Bosman goes to ground Pieter-Steph du Toit knocks.
25 Genia spots a gap behind the Sharks' defensive line and launches a box kick which rolls into touch deep inside the Sharks' 22.
22 CONVERSION, REDS, COOPER! 19-3. Cooper adds the two-pointer, from up against the touchline, to extend the home side's lead!
21 TRY, REDS, A FAINGAA! 17-3. Cooper throws a long pass to Anthony Faingaa, who steps inside Piet Lindeque before crashing over!
18 The Sharks try to attack from a line-out but lose momentum when Charl McLeod knocks on at a ruck.
15 TRY, REDS, DAVIES! 12-3. The hosts launch an attack from inside their own half and Cooper, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Digby Ioane and Genia all handle until Genia stabs through a perfectly-weighted grubber kick for Rod Davies. The flyer who gathers before getting in for the try!
14 Cooper tries to get his side out of trouble with a clearance kick from inside his 22. His effort is a poor one which slices off his boot!
11 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 7-3. Lambie puts the Sharks onto the board with a well-taken spot-kick!
10 The Sharks take the ball through several phases and are soon camped inside the Reds' 22. The Reds are disciplined on defence until Genia is pinned for going offside.
7 CONVERSION, REDS, COOPER! 7-0. Cooper adds the easy extras to extend the home side's lead!
6 TRY, REDS, S FAINGAA! 5-0. Saia Faingaa runs onto a long pass from Cooper and slices through the Sharks' defence like a hot knife through butter! He gets in for the five-pointer next to the uprights!
4 Jono Lance is pinned for holding onto the ball on the ground. Lambie kicks for touch but fails to put the ball out!
2 Meyer Bosman takes the ball into contact but knocks on after taking a big hit from Anthony Faingaa!
Kick-off And we're off! Quade Cooper gets the game underway! His kick goes directly into touch and the Sharks will have the put-in at a scrum on the halfway mark.
Team news Sharks coach John Plumtree has made four changes to the starting line-up that lost to the Highlanders, two of them enforced through injury. JP Pietersen moves to 13 from wing in place on the injured Fran Steyn, meaning Piet Lindeque makes his second start on the wing. JC Janse van Rensburg, on loan from the Lions, will start at loosehead prop, allowing Wiehahn Herbst to play in his favoured position at tighthead. With Lubabalo Mtembu ruled out, captain Keegan Daniel shifts back to number eight, opening a spot for Jean Deysel who takes over at blindside flank. Monde Hadebe could make his Super Rugby debut having been named on the bench for Craig Burden, who has returned home. Springbok flank Willem Alberts has returned to the side and has been named on the bench.
Team news The Reds are without the services of their captain, and lock, James Horwill, who injured his jaw in last week's draw with the Force in Perth. Scrum-half Will Genia will take over the captaincy in Horwill's absence while Ed O'Donoghue will take his place in the second row. The Reds have made three changes to their back-line with Rod Davies returning to full fitness in place of injured flyer Dom Shipperley (back.) They also have a new centre pairing of Anthony Faingaa at inside centre and Chris Feauai-Sautia. Faingaa will wear the number 12 jersey for the first since the Reds championship-winning campaign in 2011 with centre Ben Tapuai to be used in a new role from the bench. In another change, prop James Slipper returns to the starting line-up as the team's vice-captain and tighthead prop with Greg Holmes, in his milestone 100th game for the Queensland-based franchise, moving back to loosehead.
Welcome Hello and welcome to the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for this Super Rugby clash between the high-riding Reds and the Sharks. We'll be back soon with team news!
Updates to appear here at 19:25 local (10:25 BST, 09:25 GMT)
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