Queensland Reds came in without their main man of James O’Connor. It was a late blow just hours before the game started in Brisbane. We do not know why for sure which delayed his 100th game.
But they had to move on without him via an early headstart. Courtesy of a quick inside ball from Hunter Paisami in the midfield. As Harry Wilson launched straight through for their first touch points.
The majority of the game however was controlled by The Blues. When they took advantage of the Reds ill-discipline & disjointed attack. Having scored two tries in the first 40 to go ahead by 10 points at half-time. Before they extend their lead further with two more touch tries accrued after HT.
Although the Reds began to chase down from behind in the last 20-25 minutes. Where they accrued a mix of touch scores & few penalty goals. But Queensland Reds unfortunately did not have much time to settle a draw in the end. When Dalton Papalii caught Harry Wilson alone with the turnover. Before Jonathan Ruru kicked into touch. As The Blues win by 7 points (24-31) at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.