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SuperW - Reds v Drua

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

The Queensland Reds secure a top 2 finish in the 2023 SuperW Semi-Finals with a 45-22 win over the Fijiana Drua in Brisbane today.



The Reds will play the Brumbies in Sydney next weekend for a place in the Final, while the Waratahs will play Fijiana in the other Semi Final


Queensland Reds 45 (Tries: Kreis, Head, Elisaia, Parry, Smith, Young, Draper; Conv: Smith 5) defeated Fijiana Drua 22 (Tries: Rasolea, Marama, Cumu, Va'aga; Conv: Naidei)



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Teams


Reds


Bree-Anna Cheatham, Cristo Tofa, Alapeta Nqauamo, Deni Ross, Annabelle Codey, Carola Kreis, Shannon Parry (c), Haidee Head, Diane Hiini, Carys Dallinger, Ivania Wong, Cecilia Smith, Alana Elisaia, Heleina Young, Renae Nona


Reserves: Madi Schuck, Tiarna Molloy, Theresa Soloai, Tina Campbell, Hana Lane, Sarah Lewis, Ellie Draper, Sam Curtis


Fijiana Drua


Bitila Tawake, Litia Marama, Siteri Rasolea, Mereoni Nakesa, Jade Coates, Merevesi Ofakimalino, Sulita Waisega, Karalaini Naisewa, Setaita Railumu, Jennifer Ravutia, Unaisi Tagabale, Merewai Cumu, Vani Va'aga Arei, Laisani Moceisawana, Livia Naidei


Makereta Tunidau, Joma Rubuti, Ana Korovata, Doreen Narokete, Fulori Naqura, Evivi Senikarivi, Wainikiti Vosadrau, Adita Miliana


Commentary


0 We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

1 Great hands by Queensland Reds Women leads to a try for Carola Kreis

2 Cecilia Smith has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.

18 Fijiana Drua are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Siteri Rasolea picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

19 Livia Naidei converts the try.

20 A wonderful passing move by Fijiana Drua is finished off by Litia Marama

21 Merevesi Ofakimalino curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.

24 Bitila Tawake (Fijiana Drua) is shown a yellow card

32 Silky skills by Queensland Reds Women ends with a try for Haidee Head.

33 Cecilia Smith does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

36 Incisive passing by Queensland Reds Women is finished off by Alana Elisaia, as they goes over for the try.

37 Cecilia Smith does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

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

37 Litia Marama departs for Fijiana Drua.

37 Fijiana Drua sub Joma Rubuti comes onto the field.

37 Setaita Railumu departs for Fijiana Drua.

37 Fijiana Drua sub Evivi Senikarivi comes onto the field.

37 The second half kicks off.

43 The defence are desperately trying to hold out here but it was to no avail as Merewai Cumu dots the ball down from close range.

44 Merevesi Ofakimalino will not be happy with that conversion attempt, as they had the direction but not the power.

46 Joma Rubuti (Fijiana Drua) is shown a yellow card

46 A clever kick there by Queensland Reds Women allows Shannon Parry to collect the ball and touch down for the try.

46 Cecilia Smith adds the two points for Queensland Reds Women.

47 Fijiana Drua decide to make a substitution, with Unaisi Tagabale being replaced.

47 Fijiana Drua decide to make a substitution, with Wainikiti Vosadrau getting some game time.

47 Queensland Reds Women decide to make a substitution, with Bree-Anna Cheatham being replaced.

47 Queensland Reds Women decide to make a substitution, with Madison Schuck getting some game time.

48 Slick passing by Queensland Reds Women leads to a try for Cecilia Smith.

49 Cecilia Smith has hooked the conversion to the right of the posts.

50 Alapeta Ngauamo comes off.

50 Theresa Soloai comes on.

50 Cristo Tofa comes off.

50 Tiarna Molloy comes on.

51 A penetrating move by Queensland Reds Women results in a try for Heleina Young.

53 The touch judges raise their flags as Cecilia Smith kicks the conversion.

53 Dianne Hiini comes off.

53 Sarah Lewis comes on.

53 Siteri Rasolea comes off.

53 Ana Korovata comes on.

53 Deni Ross comes off.

53 Tina Campbell comes on.

53 Jade Coates comes off.

53 Doreen Narokete comes on.

56 Laisani Moceisawana leaves the field.

56 Adita Miliana comes on for Fijiana Drua.

56 Heleina Young leaves the field.

56 Sam Curtis comes on for Queensland Reds Women.

60 A stunning solo try from Vani Va'aga Arei

61 Wainikiti Vosadrau curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the right.

62 Carys Dallinger departs for Queensland Reds Women.

62 Queensland Reds Women sub Ellie Draper comes onto the field.

63 Karalaini Naisewa departs for Fijiana Drua.

63 Fijiana Drua sub Fulori Naqura comes onto the field.

63 Bitila Tawake departs for Fijiana Drua.

63 Fijiana Drua sub Makereta Tunidau comes onto the field.

68 Queensland Reds Women make a substitution with Haidee Head coming off.

68 Queensland Reds Women make a substitution with Hana Lane coming on.

74 A series of passes by Queensland Reds Women results in a try for Ellie Draper

75 Cecilia Smith has kicked a conversion.

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


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