Tokyo - Flyhalf Hamish Stewart kicked a last-minute penalty goal to give the Reds a 34-31 win Saturday over the Sunwolves for the Australian side's first win of the Super Rugby season.
As it happened: Sunwolves v Reds
The Reds overcame a 16-point deficit at half-time thanks to three tries in 10 minutes and four in the second half.
Brandon Paenga-Amosa scored two of the Reds tries.
the match at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo, players from both
teams linked arms in a circle for a silent tribute to the 49 victims of
the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shootings on Friday.
Saturday, officials cancelled the match that was to be played at Dunedin
because of the attacks. The Christchurch-based Crusaders were to play
Dunedin-based Highlanders, but the match was called off and both teams
will receive two competition points.
New Zealand Rugby said the
decision to cancel the Dunedin match was taken after a meeting with
teams, venue management, and police and community organizations.
from police and venue management was that the fixture could go ahead.
However, with strong agreement from both teams we have made the final
call not to proceed as a mark of respect for the events that have
occurred in Christchurch," New Zealand Rugby's chief rugby officer Nigel
Cass said in a statement.
Crusaders chief executive Colin Mainsbridge said the franchise, players and community were deeply shocked by Friday's events.
horrific attacks have left us all feeling stunned," he said. "We will
now regroup and make arrangements for the team to return home as soon as
possible to be back in their community and with their families."
A crowd of more than 20 000 had been expected for the Dunedin match.
In next weekend's action, the Sunwolves host the Lions in Tokyo (Saturday, March 23), while the Reds entertain the Brumbies in Brisbane (Sunday, March 24).
Tries: Jamie Booth, Rahboni Warren Vosayaco, Dan Pryor
Conversions: Hayden Parker (4)
Tries: Liam Wright, Brandon Paenga-Amosa (2), Harry Hoopert, Tate McDermott
Conversions: Hamish Stewart (3)
15 Jason Emery, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Sione Teaupa, 12 Michael Little, 11 Hosea Saumaki, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Jamie Booth, 8 Rahboni Warren Vosayaco, 7 Dan Pryor, 6 Ben Gunter, 5 Tom Rowe, 4 Uwe Helu, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Atsushi Sakate, 1 Pauliasi Manu
Substitutes: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Asaeli Valu, 19 James Moore, 20 Amanaki Mafi, 21 Keisuke Uchida, 22 Rikiya Matsuda, 23 Semisi Masirewa
15 Hamish Stewart, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Samu Kerevi (captain), 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Sefa Naivalu, 10 Isaac Lucas, 9 Moses Sorovi, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Harry Hockings, 3 Ruan Smith, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith
Substitutes: 16 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17 Harry Hooper, 18 Feao Fotuaika, 19 Angus Blyth, 20 Caleb Timu, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 Teti Tela, 23 Filipo Daugunu