Queensland Reds vs Fijian Drua

Decisive moment as the Drua attack to win the game and Filipo Daugunu about to pounce and jackel the ball to snuff out the Drua's last chance.

My photos’ and thoughts from the Super Rugby game on Sunday.

 

We joined 13,529 others at Suncorp on a sweltering hot Brisbane day to watch the Queensland Reds face the Fijian Drua.

It was a hot day but rugby skills ran both hot and cold from both teams.

There were 33 penalties awarded and 18 handling errors in a stop/start game which was frustrating to watch. This weekend’s Super Rugby saw the 2nd tier ref’s officiating, with the NZ/Aus top referees’ in the UK at the Six Nations matches , and they were very inconstant in their rulings across all games.

Liam Wright stood out for the Red's and led by example.

Frank Lomani was exceptional for the Drua in all aspects of a scrum halves craft and accurate with the boot and pass.

No way through for Jock Campbell.

Tate McDermott tackled all day but the Red’s big signing Suliasi Vunivali lacked enthusiasm and work ethic – looks like a Ferrari but struggling to get out of 3rd gear.

This goal was the difference between the two teams
JOC makes the tackle .

Down 24 -3 the Fijian Drua reverted to their natural game and spread the ball wide and backed up the ball carrier brilliantly to snap up off loads and were unlucky not win and pull off another upset.

" Push Guys!" as the reserve hooker looks to grab himself a meat pie.

Photos and Comments by Tony Stretch

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