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Reds v Blues

A hat-trick of tries to Tim Ryan in his run-on debut was not enough to save the Queensland Reds against the Blues in Round 10 of Super Rugby Pacific. With scores locked at 34-all after 80 minutes, the Blues scored a try after the siren to break the hearts of the home side in front of a crowd of 16325.



Queensland Reds 34 (Tries: Tim Ryan 3, Suliasi Vunivalu, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen;

Conv: Tom Lynagh 2, Lawson Creighton; Pens: Lawson Creighton) defeated by Blues 41 (Tries: Patrick Tuipulotu, Cole Forbes, Angus Ta’avao, Hoskins Sotutu, Kurt Eklund, Sam Nock; Conv: Harry Plummer 4; Pens: Harry Plummer)


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Teams


Reds: Alex Hodgman, Matt Faessler, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Ryan Smith, Angus Blyth, Liam Wright (c), John Bryant, Harry Wilson, Kalani Thomas, Tom Lynagh, Tim Ryan, Hunter Paisami, Josh Flook, Suliasi Vunivalu, Jock Campbell


Reserves: Josh Nasser, Peni Ravai, Sef Fa'agase, Connor Vest, Joe Brial, Louis Werchon, Lawson Creighton, Floyd Aubrey


Blues: Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Soane Vikena, Angus Ta'avao, Patrick Tuipulotu (c), Sam Darry, Anton Segner, Dalton Papali'i, Hoskins Sotutu, Taufa Funaki, Harry Plummer, Mark Tele'a, Bryce Heem, Rieko Ioane, AJ Lam, Cole Forbes


Reserves: Kurt Eklund, Joshua Fusitu'a, Marcel Renata, Laghlan McWhannell, James Thompson, Sam Nock, Corey Evans, Caleb Clarke


Commentary


0 We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

4 The defensive line has been broken as Suliasi Vunivalu goes through the gap.

12 Spellbinding play by Mark Tele'a is finished off with a try.

12 Patrick Tuipulotu scores the try from close range.

13 Harry Plummer has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.

17 The penalty attempt by Harry Plummer has rebounded off the left post and back into play.

18 Hoskins Sotutu sets up the try.

18 This is dangerous for the defence as Cole Forbes bursts through to advance the Blues attack.

18 A wonderful passing move by Blues is finished off by Cole Forbes

19 Harry Plummer curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the right.

20 This is dangerous for the defence as Jock Campbell bursts through to advance the Queensland Reds attack.

20 This is dangerous for the defence as Harry Wilson bursts through to advance the Queensland Reds attack.

24 Queensland Reds are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Jeff Toomaga-Allen picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

25 Tom Lynagh makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

26 Trouble here as Tim Ryan breaches the defence.

31 Trouble here as Mark Tele'a breaches the defence.

31 Bryce Heem (Blues) is shown a yellow card

35 Harry Plummer has kicked a penalty goal.

40 The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40 The second half kicks off.

43 Queensland Reds make a substitution with Alex Hodgman coming off.

43 Queensland Reds make a substitution with Peni Ravai coming on.

47 The defence are desperately trying to hold out here but it was to no avail as Suliasi Vunivalu dots the ball down from close range.

48 The left post denies Tom Lynagh from adding the extras.

48 Queensland Reds decide to make a substitution, with Kalani Thomas being replaced.

48 Queensland Reds decide to make a substitution, with Louis Werchon getting some game time.

49 Hunter Paisami makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

49 Hunter Paisami sets up the try.

49 Slick passing by Queensland Reds leads to a try for Tim Ryan.

50 The touch judges raise their flags as Tom Lynagh kicks the conversion.

50 Ofa Tu'ungafasi comes off.

50 Josh Fusitu'a comes on.

50 Soane Vikena comes off.

50 Kurt Eklund comes on.

50 Bryce Heem comes off.

50 Caleb Clarke comes on.

51 Tom Lynagh comes off.

51 Lawson Creighton comes on.

53 Jeff Toomaga-Allen comes off.

53 Sef Fa'agase comes on.

57 Nothing was going to stop Angus Ta'avao from scoring as they record the try for Blues.

59 The touch judges raise their flags as Harry Plummer kicks the conversion.

60 Spellbinding play by Lawson Creighton is finished off with a try.

60 The defensive line has been broken as Tim Ryan goes through the gap.

60 Great hands by Queensland Reds leads to a try for Tim Ryan

61 Lawson Creighton hits the left post with the conversion, failing to add the two points.

61 Sam Darry departs for Blues.

61 Blues sub Laghlan McWhannell comes onto the field.

61 Angus Ta'avao departs for Blues.

61 Blues sub Marcel Renata comes onto the field.

63 Spellbinding play by Louis Werchon is finished off with a try.

63 The defensive line has been broken as Tim Ryan goes through the gap.

63 A stunning solo try from Tim Ryan

65 The Queensland Reds supporters go wild as Lawson Creighton successfully kicks the conversion.

65 Blues make a substitution with Taufa Funaki coming off.

65 Blues make a substitution with Sam Nock coming on.

68 A gap opened in the defence and Mark Tele'a took full advantage.

68 That's a great try assist by AJ Lam.

68 A series of passes by Blues results in a try for Hoskins Sotutu

69 The Blues supporters go wild as Harry Plummer successfully kicks the conversion.

69 Queensland Reds make a substitution with Josh Flook coming off.

69 Queensland Reds make a substitution with Floyd Aubrey coming on.

69 Queensland Reds make a substitution with John Bryant coming off.

69 Queensland Reds make a substitution with Joe Brial coming on.

71 Blues decide to make a substitution, with Anton Segner being replaced.

71 Blues decide to make a substitution, with James Thompson getting some game time.

73 Lawson Creighton has kicked a penalty goal.

73 Queensland Reds decide to make a substitution, with Angus Blyth being replaced.

73 Queensland Reds decide to make a substitution, with Connor Vest getting some game time.

74 A gap opened in the defence and Caleb Clarke took full advantage.

74 Sam Nock played a key part in that try.

74 Kurt Eklund scores the try from close range.

75 Harry Plummer has kicked a conversion.

76 Matt Faessler comes off.

76 Josh Nasser comes on.

76 This is dangerous for the defence as Hoskins Sotutu bursts through to advance the Blues attack.

81 This is dangerous for the defence as Caleb Clarke bursts through to advance the Blues attack.

81 Caleb Clarke sets up the try.

81 A wonderful passing move by Blues is finished off by Sam Nock

82 Harry Plummer converts the try.

82 It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

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