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Chris Latham suffers serious knee injury

January 8th, 2007

Queensland Reds and Australian fullback Chris Latham could miss the 2007 Super 14 season because of a serious knee injury.

Latham injured his knee during a Reds pre season training session. Preliminary scans point to torn anterior cruciate and medial ligaments. Which will likely require a full knee reconstruction.

Also it will not leave much time to prepare for the Rugby World Cup, which starts in early September.

2007 Super 14 Fixtures

October 13th, 2006

The South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby Unions (SANZAR) have released the schedule for the 2007 Super 14. The 2007 Super 14 season will start a week earlier to allow for the Rugby World Cup.

The competition starts off on 2nd February with the Blues hosting the Crusaders in Auckland. It finishes up with the grand final to be played on the 19th May.

It is still unknown which team will be the 5th South African side. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) had originally planned for the Southern Spears to replace that country’s bottom-placed team this year, the Cats, for 2007 and 2008.
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Stormers narrowly beat Reds

April 10th, 2005

The Stormers kept their slim semi-final hopes alive when they narrowly beat the Reds 15-13 at Cape Town on Saturday.

Stormers - Tries: Jean De Villiers, Luke Watson. Conversion: Chris Rossouw. Penalty: Chris Rossouw

Reds - Try: Sean Hardman. Conversion: Julian Huxley. Penalty: Julian Huxley (2)

Reds name team to play Highlanders

March 29th, 2005

The Reds captain, Elton Flatley, has again been ruled out from playing in the team that will take on the Highlanders at Ballymore on Friday. Flatley is still recovering from a knock to the head he suffered the playing against the Crusaders on March 12.

The starting team remains the same as the one that defeated the Chiefs. With only two changes made in the replacements. John Roe returns to the bench after missing two games with a neck injury. Prop forward Rodney Blake receives his first call up to the Reds.
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Reds defeat Chiefs

March 18th, 2005

The Reds picked up their first win of the season when they defeated the Chiefs 20-6 at Waikato Stadium on Friday night.

In the first half the Reds scored two tries through Drew Mitchell and Greg Holmes, Julian Huxley converted both tries. Huxley added one penalty goal in the first half and second in the second half.

For the Chiefs, fly half David Hill kicked two penalty goals in the first half. The Chiefs were able to get close to the try line, but mistakes and determined defence by the Reds kept them out.

The Queenslanders were able to control play and stop the Chiefs from crossing their try line.

The win was the first by the Reds in New Zealand since 1999.

Reds - Tries: Drew Mitchell, Greg Holmes. Conversions: Julian Huxley (2). Penalties: Julian Huxley (2)

Chiefs - Penalties: David Hill (2)

Reds name team to play Chiefs

March 16th, 2005

The Queensland Reds have made four changes to the starting team for Friday’s Super 12 game against the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium.

Greg Holmes will make his Super 12 debut at tighthead prop in place of Anthony Mathsion, while Drew Mitchell comes in on the wing for Peter Hynes.

Luke Doherty moves to the starting side at number eight with Tom McVerry switching to blindside flanker in place of the suspended Daniel Heenan.
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Crusaders thrash Reds

March 12th, 2005

The Crusaders have thrashed the Reds 59-24 at Trafalgar Park, Nelson.

Crusaders - Tries: Rico Gear (2), Casey Laulala, Aaron Mauger, Daniel Carter, Richie McCaw, Scott Hamilton, Andrew Mehrtens. Conversions: Carter (4), Mehrtens. Penalties: Carter (3).

Reds - Tries: Junior Pelesasa (2), Greg Holmes, Chris Latham. Conversions: Julian Huxley (2).

Blues comeback to defeat Reds

March 4th, 2005

In the first match of the second round of the 2005 Super 12 the Blues defeat the Reds 18-15.

Despite dominating both territory and possession in the first half the Blues were unable score in the first half, although they did come close on a number of occassions. The only score in the first half were through a A 39th minute penalty goal from captain Elton Flatley gave the visitors the half time lead.

The Reds were able to extend their lead through a try to winger Wendell Sailor.
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Preview: Brumbies vs Bulls

March 4th, 2005

Brumbies vs Bulls - 7:35pm Friday at Bruce Stadium, Canberra

The Brumbies are without a number of there backs either through injury and captain George Gregan is out due to the Tsunami match. Although they should hve the depth in their team to fill the gaps left.

The Bulls are started poorly with a loss to the Cats and given the travel involved, it is hard to see them winning.

Centrebet have the home side as a strong favourite to win the game.
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Preview: Blues vs Reds

March 4th, 2005

Blues vs Reds - 7:35pm Friday at Eden Park, Auckland

With the Blues coming off a strong win from last week and the Reds with a disappointing defeat, it is hard to see anything other than this match going to the Blues. The Blues started off last week with an impressive defensive effort, for the Reds to win they’ll have to find a way through the Blues defence.

Centrebet have the Blues as a strong favourite to win the game paying 1.13 to the Reds who are at much longer odds of 6.00.
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