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REDS V HIGHLANDERS

The Queensland Reds returned to the winner's circle with an emphatic 31-0 win over the Highlanders at Suncorp Stadium



Queensland Reds 31 (Tries: Hunter Paisami, Ryan Smith, Lawson Creighton, Suliasi Vunivalu; Conversions: Tom Lynagh 2, Lawson Creighton 2; Penalty Goal: Tom Lynagh) defeated Highlanders 0


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Teams


REDS (1-15): Alex Hodgman, Matt Faessler, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Cormac Daly, Ryan Smith, Liam Wright (c), John Bryant, Harry Wilson, Kalani Thomas, Tom Lynagh, Mac Grealy, Hunter Paisami, Jordan Petaia, Suli Vunivalu, Jock Campbell

RESERVES: Josh Nasser, Peni Ravai, Sef Fa'agase, Angus Blyth, Joe Brial, Louis Werchon, Lawson Creighton, Tim Ryan


HIGHLANDERS (1-15): Ethan de Groot, Ricky Jackson, Saula Ma'u, Hugo Pummer, Pari Pari Parkinson, Oliver Haig, Sean Withy, Billy Harmon (c), James Arscott, Cameron Millar, Jona Nareki, Sam Gilbert, Tanielu Tele'a, Timoci Tavatavanawai, Connor Garden-Bachop

RESERVES:  Henry Bell, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Rohan Wingham, Will Stodart, Nikora Broughton, Folau Fakatava, Ajay Faleafaga, Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens


Commentary


0 We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

1 The defensive line has been broken as Kalani Thomas goes through the gap.

2 Kalani Thomas sets up the try.

2 Queensland Reds are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Hunter Paisami touching down.

3 Tom Lynagh has kicked a conversion.

14 A gap opened in the defence and Connor Garden-Bachop took full advantage.

18 Tom Lynagh does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

25 Trouble here as Suliasi Vunivalu breaches the defence.

26 The pressure has finally told as Ryan Smith scores from close range.

27 Tom Lynagh makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

32 Jordan Petaia leaves the field.

32 Lawson Creighton comes on for Queensland Reds.

36 Fabulous play by Queensland Reds has led to Jock Campbell being able to wriggle through a gap.

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

40 The second half kicks off.

40 Highlanders make a substitution with Pari Pari Parkinson coming off.

40 Highlanders make a substitution with Will Stodart coming on.

40 Highlanders make a substitution with Ethan de Groot coming off.

40 Highlanders make a substitution with Dan Lienert-Brown coming on.

40 Highlanders make a substitution with Ricky Jackson coming off.

40 Highlanders make a substitution with Henry Bell coming on.

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

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

49 Queensland Reds decide to make a substitution, with Matt Faessler being replaced.

49 Queensland Reds decide to make a substitution, with Josh Nasser getting some game time.

49 Queensland Reds decide to make a substitution, with Jeff Toomaga-Allen being replaced.

49 Queensland Reds decide to make a substitution, with Sef Fa'agase getting some game time.

49 Highlanders decide to make a substitution, with Connor Garden-Bachop being replaced.

49 Highlanders decide to make a substitution, with Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens getting some game time.

49 Highlanders decide to make a substitution, with James Arscott being replaced.

49 Highlanders decide to make a substitution, with Folau Fakatava getting some game time.

52 Cormac Daly comes off.

52 Angus Blyth comes on.

57 What a run here by Mac Grealy as they get over the gainline!

57 Kalani Thomas leaves the field.

57 Louis Werchon comes on for Queensland Reds.

59 Cameron Millar leaves the field.

59 Ajay Faleafaga comes on for Highlanders.

61 Spellbinding play by Hunter Paisami is finished off with a try.

61 The defensive line has been broken as Lawson Creighton goes through the gap.

61 Great hands by Queensland Reds leads to a try for Lawson Creighton

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

62 Tom Lynagh departs for Queensland Reds.

62 Queensland Reds sub Tim Ryan comes onto the field.

65 Highlanders make a substitution with Jona Nareki coming off.

65 Highlanders make a substitution with Nikora Broughton coming on.

66 Highlanders make a substitution with Saula Ma'u coming off.

66 Highlanders make a substitution with Rohan Wingham coming on.

70 A gap opened in the defence and Hugo Plummer took full advantage.

72 Queensland Reds decide to make a substitution, with Harry Wilson being replaced.

72 Queensland Reds decide to make a substitution, with Joe Brial getting some game time.

80 Hunter Paisami sets up the try.

80 This is dangerous for the defence as Suliasi Vunivalu bursts through to advance the Queensland Reds attack.

80 Suliasi Vunivalu gathers the kick to score the try for Queensland Reds.

81 Lawson Creighton converts the try.

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


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