Super Rugby: Reds record first-ever Super Rugby victory in Dunedin

Last Updated: 29/03/13 6:16pm

  • Share:

Sky Bet

The Reds survived a late fightback from the Highlanders to secure their first-ever win in Dunedin with a 34-33 victory.

The Reds had looked to be cruising to a comfortable win as they opened up a 31-16 lead in the second half.

The Highlanders rallied, though, and two late tries gave them a chance of snatching their first win of the season.

However the Reds managed to keep their cool and close out the match.

Dominated

It was a deserved win for the Queenslanders, who dominated for long periods - with Will Genia and Quade Cooper pulling the strings brilliantly.

James Hanson, Liam Gill, Jake Schatz and Genia all crossed for tries, while Cooper added 14 points from the boot. However the enigmatic No 10 also missed a couple of shots at goal that would have given his side some breathing space.

The Highlanders had led 13-7 during the first period but they struggled for long periods to breach the Reds defence until it was too late.

Elliot Dixon dived over in the first half, while Hosea Gear and Ma'a Nonu crossed late on to give the hosts hope of a dramatic comeback.

Colin Slade slotted over 11 points, while Lima Sopoaga added two conversions and a penalty.

  • Share:

Related

Super Rugby 2013 Round 7

SUPER RUGBY Q & A - 3rd April

SUPER RUGBY Q & A - 3rd April

Rupert Cox and James Gemmell answer your Super Rugby-related questions.

Adam Ashley-Cooper: Marked his 100th Super Rugby game with a try in the second half

Force can't overcome Waratahs

Adam Ashley-Cooper marked his 100th Super Rugby appearance with a try as the Waratahs won 23-19 against the Force.

Tyler Bleyendaal: four penalties and a conversion

Crusaders see off Stormers

Crusaders picked up their third win of the Super Rugby season after battling their way to a 19-14 success over Stormers.

Most Popular

Features

On FL72 Review...

On FL72 Review...

Peter Beagrie discusses the midweek Football League results and reviews the season so far.

Clarke: Hard and fair

Clarke: Hard and fair

Phil Clarke looks at the chances of the four teams vying for a spot in the Super League Grand Final.

Morris: Toulon too strong

Morris: Toulon too strong

A Matt Giteau-inspired Toulon should win the Top 14 with some attractive rugby, says Dewi Morris.