Reds Fall to Chiefs at Home
The Queensland Reds beat the Chiefs last year up in Townsville, but were unable to repeat the result this year at Suncorp Stadium, going down 27 - 25 in a tight game.
Locked at 13-all at half-time, the Chiefs got out to a 27 - 18 lead. The Reds closed the gap to 2 points in the last 5 minutes of the game with a try to Hunter Paisami, but were unable secure the win.
Queensland Reds 25 (Tries: Wilson, Flook, Paisami; Conversions: Creighton 2; Penalties: Creighton 2) defeated by Chiefs 27 (Tries: Ratima, Taukei'aho, Sowakula; Conversions: Gatland 3; Penalties: Gatland 2)
REDS (1-15): Harry Hoopert, Richie Asiata, Taniela Tupou, Ryan Smith, Angus Blyth, Angus Scott-Young, Fraser McReight, Harry Wilson, Tate McDermott (c), Lawson Creighton, Josh Flook, Hamish Stewart, Hunter Paisami, Filipo Daugunu, Jock Campbell
RESERVES: Matt Faessler, Dane Zander, Feao Fotuaika, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Seru Uru, Kalani Thomas, Floyd Aubrey, Mac Grealy
CHIEFS (1-15): Aidan Ross, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Angus Ta'avao, Josh Lord, Tupou Vaa'i, Luke Jacobson (c), Kaylum Boshier, Pita Gus Sowakula, Cortez Ratima, Bryn Gatland, Quinn Tupaea, Rameka Pohipi, Alex Nankivell, Jonah Lowe, Chase Tiatia
RESERVES: Bradley Slater, Atu Moli, George Dyer, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Samipeni Finau, Mitch Brown, Xavier Roe, Rivez Reihana
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Referee: Jordan Way, Reuben Keane