Reds win Battle of Brisbane
Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Reds have beaten the Blues in a tight Super Rugby encounter at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Friday.
The Reds won 12-11 after trailing 11-9 at half-time.
Flyhalf Quade Cooper landed four penalties for the Reds, while the Blues responded with a try by centre Jackson Willison and a penalty apiece by flyhalf Chris Noakes and wing Albert Nikoro.
The Reds picked up four points for their victory to go top of both the Australian Conference
and the Overall log
The Blues picked up a point for losing by seven or fewer points, and remained top of the NZ Conference
and second in the Overall standings
In next weekend's Round 12
action, the Reds travel to Perth to face the Force (Saturday, May 4 at 11:40) while the Blues host the Stormers in Albany on Friday, May 3 at 09:35.Teams:
15 Jono Lance, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Anthony Faingaa, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11
Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6
Ed Quirk, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 James Slipper, 2 Saia
Faingaa, 1 Ben Daley
Substitutes: 16 James Hanson, 17 Greg Holmes, 18 Ed O'Donoghue, 19 Jarrad
Butler, 20 Ben Lucas, 21 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 22 Dom ShipperleyBlues:
Charles Piutau, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Rene Ranger, 12 Jackson Willison, 11
Albert Nikoro, 10 Chris Noakes, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Peter Saili, 7 Luke
Braid, 6 Steven Luatua, 5 Ali Williams (captain), 4 Culum Retallick, 3
Angus Ta’avao, 2 James Parsons, 1 Tom McCartney
Keven Mealamu, 17 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 18 Ronald Raaymakers, 19 Brendon
O’Connor, 20 Jamison Gibson-Park, 21 Baden Kerr, 22 Francis Saili