James O’Connor has scored a strive 5 minutes into damage time because the Queensland Reds lastly discovered a well past a 13-man Brumbies outfit to seal a exceptional 19-16 Tremendous Rugby AU last win at Lang Park.
- The Queensland Reds have received their first silverware since 2011 with a victory over the Brumbies within the Tremendous Rugby AU decider
- The Reds trailed 10-6 at half-time at Lang Park after a attempt to Tom Banks gave the benefit to the Brumbies
- However the Brumbies had three males sin-binned within the last 20 minutes as they failed to carry out the house aspect
The Brumbies had Darcy Swain and Luke Reimer sin-binned as they one way or the other clung to a 16-12 lead on the demise, having already had Rob Valetini within the bin for 10 minutes earlier within the second half.
They repelled two scrums with simply six males within the line-up then extremely stopped a rampaging Taniela Tupou from a close-range fast faucet earlier than the Reds lastly unfold it and O’Connor slid over to the delight of 41,637 followers.
It is the Reds’ first silverware since they beat the Crusaders for his or her solely Tremendous Rugby title 10 years in the past and is a altering of the guard for Australian rugby after the Brumbies beat them in a good decider in Canberra final 12 months.
The Brumbies managed the primary half, forcing the Reds to make 75 tackles to their 38 because the hosts coughed up possession and failed to seek out yardage with kicks or any punch with ball in hand.
A Tom Banks strive was the one five-pointer to indicate for it although, the Reds’ denied a reply when Feao Fotuaika was judged to have been held up as he scrambled by means of toes and jerseys to ultimately discover the in-goal space.
Penalties saved the Reds shut whereas the Brumbies discovered three-pointers of their very own, focusing on winger Jordan Petaia with their kick-offs and daring him to kick.
Brumbies half again Nic White saved turning the Reds round together with his kicking sport however the hosts discovered extra ball within the second half, tensions flaring a number of instances when play broke down.
The worm regarded to have turned when Valetini was sin-binned for a deal with that slipped up on Jock Campbell’s chin within the sixtieth minute.
However the groups solely traded penalties in that interval, the Reds as an alternative flicking the swap with 5 minutes to go once they opted to scrum instantly in entrance.
Participant-of-the-match Fraser McReight led the cost, signalling to the gang for assist, and so they lifted in an intense last 10 minutes that at one stage noticed virtually the entire 13 remaining Brumbies piling behind the ball beneath the posts to defend their line.
The win follows two different tight Reds victories in opposition to the Brumbies this season, with the 2 groups now charged with main the nation’s cost within the Trans-Tasman competitors that begins subsequent week.