The Reds took the lead early through two tries to

Rugby Remembers Special Anzac round

Today PaperThe Queensland Reds were overrun in the second half by the table topping Hurricanes, going down 35 19 in an historic Rugby Remembers Super Rugby match, honouring both nation’s ANZAC heroes, at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday. The Reds took the lead early through two tries to centre Samu Kerevi, but the Hurricanes hit back through tries to TJ Perenara and Callum Gibbins before a Liam Gill try closed it up early in the second half. Two further tries to Julian Savea and Perenara saw the Hurricanes home. Played just a day after the 100th Anniversary of the ANZACs landing at Gallipoli, the match was preceded by a moving ANZAC tribute by both teams, who wore special commemorative jerseys for the match ## ## . To add to the sense of occasion 10 of the Reds jerseys carried the names of 10 former Queensland Rugby representatives who served in the First World War.

The Reds took the lead early through two tries to centre Samu Kerevi, but the Hurricanes hit back through tries to TJ Perenara and Callum Gibbins before a Liam Gill try closed it up early in the second half. Two further tries to Julian Savea and Perenara saw the Hurricanes home.

These included loose forward Adam Korczyk, on his starting debut, whose jersey was inscribed “LT Richards” for Tom ‘Rusty’ Richards and James Horwill, who wore “2LT Flynn” in honour of 2nd Lieutenant Hugh Flynn, a lock who received the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Summary: Queensland Reds 19 (Samu Kerevi 2, Liam Gill tries; James O’Connor 2 conversions) lost to Hurricanes 35 (TJ Perenara 2, Callum Gibbins, Julian Savea tries; Beauden Barrett 3 conversions, 3 penalty goals) at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. (HALF TIME: Reds 12 Hurricanes 20) (Referee: Nick Briant [NZL])

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