Urged on by a crowd of 41,637 at Suncorp Stadium, the Queensland Reds have claimed the 2021 Super Rugby AU championship.
In a frantic final 10 minutes, Reds Captain James O’Connor produced the winning try to produce the victory for the home team
After scoring the first points of the game through a James O’Connor penalty, the Brumbies took the lead through a Tom Banks try after 12 minutes, and stayed in the lead until O’Connors try in the 85th minute
[one_third last=”no”]The Game Changer
The yellow cards to Darcy Swain and Luke Reimer in the final few minutes when the Reds were throwing everything at the Brumbies try-line
[one_third last=”no”]The G&GR MOTM
Fraser McReight was a deserving official Man of the Match, but I’ll go for James O’Connor for his composure at the death
[one_third last=”yes”]Wallaby watch
Good performances from most of the leading contenders for Wallaby spots. Expect the bulk of the first Wallabies squad to come from these 2 teams
Score & Scorers
Queensland Reds 19 (Tries: O’Connor, Conversions: O’Connor, Penalties: O’Connor 4) defeated Brumbies 16 (Tries: Banks, Conversions: Lolesio, Penalties: Lolesio 3) at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on 8 May, 2021. Crowd: 41,637.
Cards & citings
Yellow cards: Rob Valetini, Darcy Swain, Luke Reimer