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Queensland Reds make history
Quade Cooper (Gallo Images)
Brisbane - The Reds have beaten the Waratahs 19-15 at the Suncorp stadium in Brisbane after leading 9-6 at half time.
In what can only be described as a true arm wrestle of a match that was as physical as anything we have seen all season, flyhalf Quade Cooper scored the only try of the match, celebrating with a gymnastics-style backflip, and kicked three penalties and a drop goal to account for all of the Red's points in a record-breaking win over their state archrivals.
The win was the seventh in a row for the Reds and broke a seven-game losing streak against the Waratahs. The Reds won six in a row in their inaugural season in Super rugby in 1996.
Kurtley Beale scored all of the Waratahs' points with five penalties.Teams:
15 Ben Lucas, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Anthony Faingaa, 12 Mike Harris, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Beau Robinson, 6 Radike Samo, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Guy Shepherdson, 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Ben Daley
Substitutes: 16 James Hanson, 17 Greg Holmes, 18 Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19 Leroy Houston, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Will Chambers, 22 Dom Shipperley Waratahs:
15 Lachie Turner, 14 Tom Kingston, 13 Ryan Cross, 12 Tom Carter, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Phil Waugh (captain), 6 Ben Mowen, 5 Sitaleki Timani, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson
Substitutes: 16 John Ulugia, 17 Al Baxter, 18 Kane Douglas, 19 Dave Dennis, 20 Pat McCutcheon, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Daniel Halangahu Referee:
Steve Walsh (Australia)Assistant referees:
Ian Smith (Australia), Stephen Hill (Australia)TMO:
Steve Lesczcynski (Australia)