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Queensland Reds beat Southern Kings

Saturday April 15, 2017 by  

The Queensland Reds have defeated the Southern Kings 47-34 in their Round Eight Super Rugby match at Suncorp Stadium.

Queensland Reds scrumhalf James Tuttle in action against the Southern Kings.
Photo courtesy of QRU Media Unit

It was the first time that the Reds had met South Africa’s Southern Kings and both teams took advantage of the 3:00pm kick off, showing an intention to play expansively.

Karmichael Hunt, Eto Nabuli and Izaia Perese all crossed for doubles as the Reds ran in seven tries to five.

Reds head coach Nick Stiles said: “We’re just stoked with the win. It’s been a difficult start to the season, so to run out at our home ground tonight and earn a win for ourselves and our fans is really rewarding. Read more

Reds lose to Jaguares

Sunday March 26, 2017 by  

The Queensland Reds have lost to the Jaguares 22-8 in the Super Rugby Round Five match played in Buenos Aires this morning (Australian Time).

For the second week in a row the Reds were forced to play with 13 men after Eto Nabuli and Kane Douglas were sent to the sin bin for separate offences.

The Jaguares crossed for two tries in that period and the Reds couldn’t recover from the deficit as their execution let them down. Read more

Reds lose to Crusaders

Saturday March 11, 2017 by  

The Queensland Reds have lost 22-20 following a last-minute penalty goal to the Crusaders at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night in Round Three of Super Rugby.

A fast start to the Reds saw them lead 17-0, but the Crusaders rallied to outscore the Reds 15 points to nil in the second half.

17,931 supporters were at Suncorp Stadium for the annual Ladies Round fixture, as the Crusaders stole victory with a penalty goal after the final siren had sounded. Read more

Force topple Reds, end lean home run

Thursday March 2, 2017 by  

The Western Force have ended their recent run of home defeats with a spirited 26-19 victory over the Queensland Reds at nib Stadium in Perth this evening.

Led by Curtis Rona and Dane Haylett-Petty the home side were celebrating their first home win in nearly two years with a courageous come-from-behind performance against a star-studded Reds line-up.

Best for the Reds in defeat were Eto Nabuli, who scored a hat-trick of five-pointers, along with veterans George Smith and Quade Cooper. Read more

Reds win season opener against Sharks

Friday February 24, 2017 by  

The Queensland Reds have got their season off to a winning start with a 28-26 win over the Sharks in their first outing of the 2017 Super Rugby season at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

Samu Kerevi scored a double which helped the Queensland Reds fend off the Sharks.
Photo courtesy of QRU Media Unit

The Reds outscored the Sharks four tries to two in a gruelling encounter where the Sharks lead until the 73rd minute.

A second-half double to Samu Kerevi saw the Reds come from behind before James Tuttle sealed the victory scoring a try with his second touch of the ball.

Reds head coach Nick Stiles noted his side’s determination to stay in the match in front of 15,015 fans at Suncorp Stadium. Read more

Reds fall in Tens quarter-finals

Sunday February 12, 2017 by  

The Queensland Reds have exited the inaugural Brisbane Global Rugby Tens following a spirited 12-10 loss to the Chiefs in the quarter-finals.

Earlier in the day, the Reds booked their place in the quarters with a 12-5 win over Samoa.

Reds head coach Nick Stiles said he was pleased with what he saw from his team over the course of the tournament, as they build toward the Super Rugby season. Read more

Slipper named Reds captain for third year running

Thursday February 9, 2017 by  

Queensland Reds head coach Nick Stiles has retained seasoned prop James Slipper as captain of the side, while also naming a four-man leadership group to support him in the role.

Prop James Slipper to captain the Queensland Reds for a third consecutive season.
Photo courtesy of QRU Media Unit

Slipper will be supported by returning Reds veterans Quade Cooper and Stephen Moore, as well as Samu Kerevi and Sam Talakai.

The 2017 season will be Slipper’s third in charge of the Reds, after taking over from James Horwill ahead of the 2015 season. The 27-year-old has represented Queensland 91 times and earned 86 Tests for the Wallabies, including one as captain in 2015.

Slipper said it was a “huge honour” to continue to lead his state, but that it would be a group effort in 2017. Read more

Queensland Reds name squad for Global Tens

Friday January 27, 2017 by  

The Queensland Reds have named their 26-man squad for the inaugural Brisbane Global Rugby Tens, which will be the side’s first hit out in in 2017.

The squad features five capped Wallabies, 20 players with previous Super Rugby experience and six uncapped Reds squad members. The Wallabies include James Slipper, Rob Simmons, Samu Kerevi, Leroy Houston and wildcard inclusion Chris Latham – a legend of both Queensland and Australian Rugby.

Queensland Reds head coach Nick Stiles said the Reds were looking forward to finally taking the field in a match situation, after months of pre-season training. Read more

Rebels confirm 2017 pre-season trial matches

Monday December 19, 2016 by  

The Melbourne Rebels have confirmed their pre-season schedule ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season with two trial matches against the Western Force and Queensland Reds, fixtured around the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens.

The Rebels kick off their pre-season campaign against the Force at Bond University on the Gold Coast in the lead up to the inaugural Brisbane Global Rugby Tens tournament before completing their trials against the Reds at Ballymore Stadium.

The two traditional trial matches will bookend the inaugural Tens tournament, which will feature 14 teams from around the world, including the ten Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby teams, along with the Bulls (South Africa), Toulon (France), Panasonic Wild Knights (Japan) and Tonga. Read more

2017 Super Rugby Draw Announced

Tuesday September 20, 2016 by  

After a global audience of more than 50 million viewers tuned in to watch the 2016 Super Rugby season and over two million fans attended the matches, the 2017 Super Rugby competition will kick off on Thursday February 23 when the Melbourne Rebels host the Auckland-based Blues at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

During the 17-round season, the five Australian Super Rugby teams – the Brumbies, NSW Waratahs, Queensland Reds, Melbourne Rebels and Western Force – will each play six matches in the Australian conference and nine matches against teams in other conferences.

In the four-conference tournament structure, which follows the same 2016 format, each team will play 15 matches and have two byes. Read more