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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

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.
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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.
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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 draw with Blues

Saturday March 19, 2016 by  

The Queensland Reds have rediscovered direct, running Rugby but failed to close out the game in a 25-25 draw against Auckland’s Blues at Suncorp Stadium.

After averaging just a try a game in their first three Super Rugby outings, the Reds scored three pearlers only to be denied at the death by a desperate comeback from the Aucklanders.

Queensland should be proud of its effort for 79 minutes, combining scrambling defence with hard, straight running lines to hold the whip hand over the Blues. Read more

Gill to depart Reds at end of season

Tuesday February 9, 2016 by  

Queensland Rugby Union today confirmed Liam Gill will depart the Queensland Reds at the end of the season to take up a contract in France.

Gill is in his sixth season with the Reds, after making his debut in 2011. He has played 65 games for Queensland in that time, as well as 15 Tests for the Wallabies.

Executive General Manager – Reds, Daniel Herbert said: “It’s disappointing to be losing Liam to an overseas club, but we understand he has weighed up his options and decided this was too good an opportunity to refuse. Read more

Queensland Reds Senior Squad confirmed for 2016

Tuesday November 24, 2015 by  

The Queensland Reds have confirmed a 37-man Senior Squad for the 2016 Super Rugby season, with eight fresh faces in total joining the ranks at Ballymore Stadium.

In addition to the high-profile signings of Kane Douglas, Ayumu Goromaru, Cadeyrn Neville and NRL winger Eto Nabuli – the Reds also spent the off-season promoting from within the ranks of Queensland Rugby’s pathways with flyhalf Sam Greene and outside backs Junior Laloifi and Izaia Perese earning contracts following their performances in Queensland Premier Rugby and the National Rugby Championship (NRC). They are joined by Australian Under 20s lock Lukhan Tui, who grew up in Sydney.

In all, 20 players were retained from the 2015 Super Rugby squad, 11 of which were off contract and re-signed with the Reds, including Liam Gill, Greg Holmes, James Slipper and Rob Simmons. Read more

Reds sign Japanese Test fullback

Wednesday November 4, 2015 by  

Japan’s Rugby World Cup hero Ayumu Goromaru will join the Queensland Reds in 2016 after signing with the club for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

The 29-year-old fullback became a household name in Japan and turned the Rugby world on its head last month when he led his nation’s shock 34-32 win over South Africa – with the match being described as the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history.

Goromaru scored 24 points in that match and twice received man-of-the-match honours at the tournament. He has since been labeled a ‘national hero’ in Japan after spearheading his nation’s World Cup campaign in which they secured a record three wins. Read more

Brisbane City topple Vikings, retain Championship

Saturday October 31, 2015 by  

Brisbane City have gone to back-to-back in the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC) after defeating the Canberra Vikings 21-10 in the Grand Final at Ballymore on Saturday afternoon.

Played in front of 4,327 passionate supporters, Brisbane City posted three-tries to Canberra’s two to claim the first undefeated season in NRC history.

Man-of-the-match Nick Frisby and lock Cadeyrn Neville scored a try each in the first-half to give Brisbane City a 13-10 halftime lead, but it was a staunch second-half defensive display that secured the home-side the championship for a second-consecutive year. Read more

Brisbane City to host 2015 NRC Grand Final

Saturday October 24, 2015 by  

Brisbane City have overcome an 11-point half-time deficit to defeat the Sydney Stars 47-32 at Ballymore on Saturday Night in the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC) semi-final.

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The win will see the City side host their second consecutive NRC grand final at Ballymore, providing the side with the chance to defend their 2014 title. Brisbane City will face the Canberra Vikings next Saturday to determine this year’s winners.

A strong performance from the home forwards laid the platform for a courageous comeback victory in front of 2,432 vocal fans.

Two-tries apiece from Queensland Reds pair Liam Gill and Nick Frisby, helped push City ahead of the opposition in a thrilling semi-final. Read more