Queensland Reds captain Liam Wright says the Trans-Tasman Super Rugby experience is better on his side, despite the end of the season when he lost to Wellington’s Hurricanes 43-14.
The Super Rugby AU Champion Trans-Tasman campaign ended in despair for the Reds after a controversial pair of yellow cards and a penalty try ended the potential turmoil at the end of the season.
After a controversial offside call, the Reds scored a try while winger Philip Daugnu was in the bin, dragging just 17-14 in the middle of the second half.
When the hurricane returned to extend the lead, he scored again, but it was a penalty try and the yellow card went to Bryce as he deliberately knocked on the dead ball in an attempt to stop the try that killed Queensland’s chance. I skipped the half of Gati.
The replay showed that Hegarty tried to ground the ball in the goal before hurricanes center Nugani Laumape scored, but the action was intentional and the penalty left 20 minutes. I tried to raise the cane by 15 points with less than.
Queensland coach Brad Thorn was disappointed with the decisions that influenced the close match so far.
“They got up there – 15 minutes to go 22-14, and I think the game has changed,” Thorne said of the penalty try and Singbin’s decision.
“I feel for young people, I don’t feel that the score represents what they brought and what they brought throughout the season.
“I didn’t think it was a yellow card, but that was … we had to wear it.”
The home team scored two more points to win comfortably, and there was reason for visitors to feel resentful at some decisions, but weakness in defense was their main problem.
After winning the national title, the Reds missed 57 massive tackles throughout the match to finish the Trans-Tasman campaign with just one win.
Wright said there was a bright patch during the match, but the Reds took too long to incorporate into the game.
“I thought the first 20 minutes after half-time was the best football I’ve played in this Trans-Tusman tournament,” he told Stan Sports.
“But we couldn’t do it and the hurricane made us pay for some errors.”
The Reds hope that next season’s tournament will be a complete Trans-Tusman tournament, but they know they need to improve to be competitors.
“It’s a step up we need to adapt,” Wright said.
“We think it will be better for it, we have learned many lessons from it, and we will then try to take as many positives as possible.
“They are clearly benchmarking here and hope they are ready next year.”
The courage of McDermott is impressive
Tate McDermott has almost certainly made it to the Wallaby jersey in the French series in a powerful and fearless match.
The 82kg scrum half was populated by cane prostitute Asafo Aumua early in the match, but it didn’t discourage him from running on the line and he sneaked up to win the Reds’ first attempt. I did.
McDermott’s spectacular play and ability to bring ball runners into the game with broken play will impress Dave Lenny, the Wallabies coach who will nominate the French series team on Sunday.
22-year-old Nick White was able to push him to the starting point, but his form is a timely boost for Waratas, who injured Jake Gordon in the Waratas.
Fotuaikas Big Week
Feao Fotuaika is one of the shadow heroes of the Reds campaign, with his scrum ability at Loosehead, which praises Taniela Tupou on the other side of the scrum and helps Queensland match the kiwi pack. ..
Brad Thorn has a big opinion about the front row players, although his participation in the team has been restricted due to injuries since his debut in 2019.
The Fotuaika brothers and the Gold Coast Titans prop Moeaki went to Maroon in the State of Origins on Wednesday night. The brothers’ efforts are a great moment for the family, and in 2013 in honor of their brother Mosese, a former Wests Tigers player, they continue to inspire the pair.
Reds need to improve
The Reds won the Super Rugby AU title for their combination of relentless defense and patient, error-free rugby.
However, they deviate from the Trans-Tasman tournament blueprint and cannot play vast rugby by pushing passes or frequently taking low percentage options before gaining the right to spread the ball. was.
The same seemed to be happening against the hurricane in the first 20 minutes, but they reorganized and increased their defense despite missing some tackles. On the other hand, the patience of holding the ball led to a decisive attempt when defeating a man.
However, missing 57 tackles is too big an obstacle to overcome, and Queensland needs to improve its frontline defenses to help in next season’s joint tournament.
43 (Try: Laumape, Love, Coles 2, Flanders, Penalty Try ,; Disadvantages: Barrett 4;
REDS 14 (Trial: McDermott, Penga-Amosa; Disadvantages: Hegarty)
Initially issued as follows Hurricane sends Queensland Reds packing