Reds Hold on at Home Against Bulls
A Young Queensland Reds team did enough to beat the Bulls 20 - 14 at home to record back to back wins for the first time since 2014.
The match also marked Chris Feauai-Sautia's 50th Super Rugby Match, an impressive feat for a 24-year old, who has had his fair share of injuries.
The Bulls got off to a flying start, with early tries to Warrick Gelant and Andre Warner, both converted by Handre Pollard, getting the Bulls out to a 14-3 lead. The Bulls threatened to put the game out of reach of the Reds, until a late first half try to Caleb Timu, converted by James Tuttle, restored the score to 14-10.
The Reds managed to keep the Bulls scoreless in the second half, adding a try to Aidan Toua, after a break from Filipo Daugunu in his first start, and also a penalty to Jono Lance.
The Bulls had one last chance to snatch the game after the siren, with a line-out 10 metres out, but were unable to take the chance.
Chris Feauai-Sautia in his 50th Super Rugby game
Queensland Reds 20 (Caleb Timu, Aidan Toua tries; James Tuttle 2 con; Tuttle 1, Lance 1 penalty goals) defeated Bulls 14 (Warrick Gelant, Andre Riaan Warner tries; Handre Pollard 2 con) at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 10 March 2018.
1. James Slipper (C) 2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa 3. Taniela Tupou 4. Izack Rodda 5. Kane Douglas 6. Adam Korczyk 7. Liam Wright 8. Caleb Timu 9. James Tuttle 10. Jono Lance 11. Eto Nabuli 12. Samu Kerevi 13. Chris Feauai-Sautia 14. Filipo Daugunu 15. Aidan Toua 16. Alex Mafi 17. JP Smith 18. Sef Fa’agase 19. Harry Hockings 20. Angus Scott-Young 21. Tate McDermott 22. Hamish Stewart 23. Duncan Paia’aua
1. Pierre Schoeman 2. Jaco Visagie 3. Frans van Wyk 4. RG Snyman 5. Lood de Jager 6. Roelof Smit 7. Hanro Liebenberg 8. Nic de Jager 9. Andre Warner 10. Handre Pollard 11. Duncan Matthews 12. Johnny Kotze 13. Jessie Kriel 14. Travis Ismaiel 15. Warrick Gelant
Reserves 16. Adrian Strauss 17. Lizo Gqoboka 18. Trevor Nyakane 19. Jason Jenkins 20. Marco van Staden 21. Embrose Papier 22. Marnitz Boshoff 23. Divan Rossouw