Reds far too good for out-classed Sunwolves
Cape Town - The Reds proved far too strong for a hopelessly out-classed Sunwolves side in their Super Rugby clash in Brisbane on Saturday.
As it happened | Reds v Sunwolves
The Reds won 64-5 after leading 36-0 at half-time.
The 64 points the Reds scored was a record for the Queensland side in Super Rugby and comprised of 10 tries through flanks Liam Wright and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, prop Taniela Tupou, centres Hunter Paisami and Hamish Stewart, scrumhalf Tate McDermott (2), flyhalf James O’Connor and replacements Josh Nasser and Isaac Lucas.
Fullback Jock Campbell added six conversions, while replacement back Bryce Hegarty chipped in with a conversion of his own.
The Sunwolves replied with a try by wing Siosaia Fifita.
The Reds picked up a full-house of five points for their victory and jumped to second in the Australian Conference and eighth in the Overall standings.
The Sunwolves left empty-handed and slipped to third and 13th in the Australian Conference and Overall log, respectively.
In next weekend's Round 5 action, the Reds host the Sharks in Brisbane (Saturday, February 29 at 10:15 SA time), while the Sunwolves face a daunting trip to McLean Park in Napier to take on the Hurricanes (Saturday, February 29 at 05:45 SA time).
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15 Jock Campbell, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Henry Speight, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright (captain), 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Angus Blyth, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith
Substitutes: 16 Ed Craig, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Josh Nasser, 19 Harry Hockings, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Scott Malolua, 22 Isaac Lucas, 23 Bryce Hegarty
15 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 14 Siosaia Fifita, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Ben Te’o, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Garth April, 9 Naoto Saito, 8 Jake Schatz (captain), 7 Mitch Jacobson, 6 Kyo Yoshida, 5 Michael Stolberg, 4 Corey Thomas, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Chris Eves
Substitutes: 16 Effie Ma’afu, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Kotaro Yatabe, 20 Tevita Tupou, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Keisuke Moriya, 23 Shogo Nakano