Late Cooper penalty helps Reds sink Brumbies
Cape Town - The Reds completed a come-from-behind 80th minute victory over the Brumbies in their all-Australian Super Rugby clash in Brisbane on Friday.
As it happened: Reds v Brumbies
The Reds won 16-15 after they led 6-3 at half-time.
The Reds scored a single try by replacement Hamish
Stewart and a conversion and three penalties by flyhalf Quade Cooper and overcame the second half sin-binning of veteran flank George Smith to pull off the upset win.
The Brumbies replied with a penalty try and a five-pointer from centre Kyle Godwin. Flyhalf Wharenui Hawera added a penalty.
The Reds picked up four points for their victory and moved to third in the Australian Conference.
The Brumbies picked up a bonus point for losing by seven points or fewer and stayed top of the Australian Conference.
In next weekend's 17th and final round of matches, the Reds travel to Dunedin to play the Highlanders (Friday, July 14 at 09:35 SA time), while the Brumbies visit Hamilton to face the Chiefs (Saturday, July 15 at 09:35 SA time).
15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Izaia Perese,
13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Duncan Paia'aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Quade Cooper, 9
James Tuttle, 8 Adam Korczyk, 7 George Smith, 6 Rob Simmons, 5 Izack
Rodda, 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Sef
Substitutes: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Markus Vanzati, 18 Sam
Talakai, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Caleb Timu, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Hamish
Stewart, 23 Chris Kuridrani
Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11
Aidan Toua, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Chris
Alcock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter (captain), 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan
Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Scott Sio
Substitutes: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Leslie
Leulua’iali’i-Makin, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21
Tomas Cubelli, 22 Nigel Ah Wong, 23 Andrew Smith