Reds v Highlanders
The Queensland Reds losing streak to New Zealand teams continued, with a 27 - 19 loss to the Highlanders at Suncorp Stadium. The Reds will be ruing some missed opportunities to capitalize on their 12 - 0 lead in the first half after tries to Jock Campbell and Josh Flook
Reds No. 8 Harry Wilson also suffered what look to be a serious neck injury, as he was stretchered off the field in a medi-cab. Thankfully Harry's injury does not seem to be serious.
The match also featured the return to Suncorp of former Reds Albert Anae and Sef Fa'agase due to the injuries impacting the Reds front-row playing stocks.
Queensland Reds 19 (Tries: Campbell, Flook, Smith; Conversions: Creighton 2) defeated by Highlanders 27 (Tries: Umaga-Jensen, Gregory, Fakatava; Conversions: Banks 2, Hunt; Penalties: Hunt 2)
REDS (1-15): Harry Hoopert, Richie Asiata, Feao Fotuaika, Ryan Smith, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Seru Uru, Fraser McReight, Harry Wilson, Tate McDermott (c), Lawson Creighton, Jordan Petaia, Hamish Stewart, Josh Flook, Suliasi Vunivalu, Jock Campbell
RESERVES: Matt Faessler, Dane Zander, Albert Anae, Angus Blyth, Angus Scott-Young, Spencer Jeans, Filipo Daugunu, Mac Grealy
HIGHLANDERS (1-15): Ethan de Groot, Liam Coltman, Jermaine Ainsley, Bryn Evans, Josh Dickson, James Lentjes (co-c), Billy Harmon, Marino Mikaele-Tu'u, Aaron Smith (co-c), Mitch Hunt, Scott Gregory, Fetuli Paea, Thomas Umaga-Jensen, Sam Gilbert, Connor Garden-Bachop
RESERVES: Rhys Marshall, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Saula Mau, Max Hicks, Hugh Renton, Folau Fakatava, Marty Banks, Mosese Dawai
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant referees: Reuben Keane, James Palmer