Injury scare as Beauden Barrett limps off during Blues’ win over Reds

Beauden Barrett spun an internet across the Queensland Reds earlier than limping off as the Blues inflicted a 45-26 win in Brad Thorn’s final recreation as coach at Suncorp Stadium.


The Reds have been the primary staff to beat the Chiefs all season final week, ending a 10-year shedding streak in New Zealand behind dogged defence and disciplined assault.

However that disappeared in Brisbane on Friday, the Reds lacking 31 tackles as the Blues ran in six tries to 4 and moved into fourth on the Tremendous Rugby Pacific ladder.

It left the Reds in seventh and in peril of lacking finals in Thorn’s final season in cost, video games away to the Highlanders and Fijian Drua to complete the common season doubtlessly each must-wins for them to stay within the body.

Barrett’s terrific brief ball to Cameron Suafoa led to fullback Zarn Sullivan’s first try to the No.10 scored the second himself.

The hosts couldn’t bend the Blues’ defensive position within the first half however have been nonetheless proper in it when Sef Fa’agase scored to make it a three-point recreation on the break.

Fraser McReight was then metres from the road when he knocked on trying to dive over, flying winger Mark Telea operating 60m and grubbering for Barrett.


Barrett couldn’t floor it after which limped off with a sore foot, the All Blacks expertise becoming a member of 5 different Blues Check stars already on the sidelines as a part of designated World Cup relaxation.

It didn’t disrupt the Blues, Patrick Tuipulotu barging over from the subsequent play to create the essential buffer.

Fullback Sullivan took over the playmaking duties with aplomb to arrange Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens.

Harry Wilson stretched out to attain and make it 31-19 with 11 minutes to play however Telea had the reply from the restart to snuff out any hopes of a comeback.


Liam Wilson continued his good type to arrange Josh Flook’s first attempt however the Reds’ set piece lacked punch and halfback Tate McDermott and fullback Jock Campbell have been with out the glint they confirmed in New Plymouth per week earlier.

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