BRISBANE 10S: Bulls and Chiefs meet again
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The Bulls recorded an impressive 28-7 win over the Chiefs in a pre-season match in Brisbane this past Thursday.
No doubt revenge will be on the Chiefs' minds.
The New Zealand franchise advanced to the last four with a nail-biting 12-10 win over the Reds.
The Bulls came from 0-12 behind to beat the Western Force 17-12.
The Crusaders will meet either the Hurricanes in the semifinals.
The Crusaders had to work hard to defeat the Wild Knights of Japan 12-7, while the Hurricanes scored the match-winning try less than two minutes from time in their 7-5 victory over the Highlanders.
We look at all the quarterfinal action.
Reds 10-12 Chiefs
The Chiefs secured a spot in the final four with a thrilling 12-10 win over the Reds.
Queensland started strongly with a try to damaging centre Samu Kerevi. Shaun Stevenson responded for the Chiefs, but the Reds kept their noses in front with a spectacular try to Kerevi on half time.
Ill-discipline cost the Reds in the second half with yellow cards to Taniela Tupou and Leroy Houston, and the extra man advantage helped the Chiefs find the match winner as Stevenson bagged his second right under posts.
"I'm proud of the boys' efforts," reds player Sam Talaki said.
"Everyone has stuck it out today [Sunday] in the Queensland heat and we wanted to make an impression to our fans about how hard we're going to play and I think we did that today."
For the Chiefs:
Tries: Stevenson 2
For the Reds:
Tries: Samu 2
Crusaders 12-7 Wild Knights
The Crusaders juggernaut has rolled into the semifinals after beating the Wild Knights 12-7.
The Crusaders looked every bit the heavyweights we've come to know dominating possession and territory in the opening half and it translated to the scoreboard with tries to George bridge and Seta Tamanivalu.
But foul play threatened to derail their dominant performance as Digby Ioane and Tamanivalu were shown yellow cards either side of half-time.
That opened the door for the Wild Knights to demonstrate some of the spirited rugby that has thrilled fans over the past two days.
The Crusaders showed how much this tournament means to them as they scrambled and tackled to a stand still to keep their winbing advantage.
Wild Knights captain, Daniel Heenan, bagged a consolation try on full time to capped a wonderful individual weekend for himself and although the Wild Knights were knocked out, they have been big winners with the Brisbane 10s fans.
For the Crusaders:
Tries: Bridge, Tamanivalu
For the Wild Knights:
Bulls 17-12 Force
The Bulls have continued their dream run by defeating the Force 17-12 to progress to the semifinals.
The Force looked like they were going through to the final four when they skipped out to a 12-0 lead via tries to Chance Peni and Alex Newsome.
But the half-time break gave the Bulls the breather they needed, running in 17 unanswered points to knock the last Aussie side out of the competition.
Warwick Gelant continued his stellar weekend bagging another try which was followed by a five-pointer to Tian Schoeman.
Francois Brummer dotted down in the corner shortly after to complete the victory.
For the Bulls:
Tries: Gelant, Schoeman, Brummer
For the Western Force:
Highlanders 5-7 Hurricanes
The Hurricanes have won arguably the most thrilling game of the day with a come-from-behind 7-5 victory over the Highlanders to book their place in the semifinals.
Both teams played territorial rugby, turning each other around with tactical kicking.
It paid dividends for the Highlanders in the end when they stole a line-out inside the Canes' 22-metre zone, allowing Adrian Smith to win a foot race to the corner, giving his side a 5-0 half-time lead.
The tense arm wrestle continued in the second half and as the match wore on, Hurricanes started to get on top.
They finally crossed the line with a try in the corner to Ricky Riccitelli, with just over a minute to go.
Jordie Barrett proved he's a superstar in his own right with a clutch kick from the sideline to snatch victory at the death.
"He's class," Nehe Milner-Skudder, Hurricanes, said on Barrett's sideline conversion.
"[It] must be something in that Barrett blood, I think."
For the Hurricanes:
For the Highlanders:
All 14 squads:
BRUMBIES: Henry Speight, Tevita Kuridrani, Kyle Godwin, Tomas Cubelli, Tom Banks, Scott Sio, Nic Jooste, Joe Powell, Andrew Smith, Lausii Taliauli, Aidan Toua, Jordan Jackson-Hope, Robbie Abel, Allan Alaalatoa, Chris Alcock, Jarrad Butler, Tom Staniforth, Blake Enever, Saia Fainga'a, Lolo Fakaosilea, Ben Hyne, Les Leulua'iali'i-Makin, Nic Mayhew, Jordan Smiler, Stephen Larkham (wildcard), Andrew Walker (wildcard)
WARATAHS: Israel Folau, Tolu Latu, Tom Robertson, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Paddy Ryan, Hugh Roach, Damien Fitzpatrick, Ned Hanigan, Ryan McCauley, Michael Wells, Rory O'Connor, Pat McCutcheon, Brad Wilkin, Jamason Schultz, Matt Lucas, Jake Gordon, Mack Mason, Bryce Hegarty, David Horwitz, Andrew Deegan, Con Foley, Andrew Kellaway, Cam Clark, Harry Jones, Reece Robinson, Lote Tuqiri (wildcard)
REDS: James Tuttle, Moses Sorovi, Jake McIntyre, Duncan Paia'aua, Henry Taefu, Samu Kerevi, Eto Nabuli, Lachlan Maranta, Chris Kuridrani, Brad Lacey, Karmichael Hunt, Jayden Ngamanu, James Slipper, Taniela Tupou, Sef Fa'agase, Sam Talakai, Alex Mafi, Andrew Ready, Rob Simmons, Cadeym Neville, Lukhan Tui, Izack Rodda, Michael Gunn, Adam Korcyk, Leroy Houston, Chris Latham (wildcard)
REBELS: Cruze Ah-Nau, Steve Cummins, Jack Debreczeni, Murray Douglas, Tom English, Colby Fainga'a, Jackson Garden-Bachop, James Hanson, Reece Hodge, Mitch Inman, Marika Koroibete, Pat Leafa, Tyrel Lomax, Jack Maddocks, Amanaki Mafi, Ben Meehan, Sefa Naivalu, Jordy Reid, Culum Retallick, Toby Smith, Nic Stirzaker, Lopeti Timani, Sione Tuipulotu, Ben Volavola, Laurie Weeks, Morgan Turinui (wildcard)
FORCE: Curtis Rona, Luke Morahan, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Matt Hodgson, Richard Arnold, Marcel Brache, Robbie Coleman, Mees Erasmus, Peter Grant, Richard Hardwick, Ross Haylett-Petty, Onehunga Kaufusi, Kane Koteka, Ryan Louwrens, Semisi Masiwera, Isireli Naisarani, Alex Newsome, Chance Ataera, Matthew Philip, Ian Prior, Anaru Rangi, Michael Ruru, Brynard Stander, Heath Tessmann, James Verity-Amm, Shambeckler Vui
BLUES: Josh Goodhue, Hapakuki Moala-Liava'a, Tom Robinson, Sam Prattley, Kara Pryor, Marcel Renata, Brandon Nansen, Joe Royal, Scott Scrafton, Murphy Taramai, Ambrose Curtis, Matt Duffie, Pasqualle Dunn, Billy Guyton, George Moala, Sam Nock, Declan O'Donnell, Stephen Perofeta, Rene Ranger, Jordan Trainor, Matt Vaega
CRUSADERS: Tim Perry, Mike Alaalatoa, Oliver Jager, Quinten Strange, Chiris Gawler, Mitchell Dunshea, Peter Samu, Jed Brown, Leon Fukofuka, Marty McKenzie, Bryn Hall, Tim Bateman, David Havilli, Jack Goodhue, George Bridge, Andrew Makalio, Seta Tamanivalu, Ben Funnell, Whetu Douglas, Mitchell Hunt, Digby Ioane, Sione Fifita, Manasa Mataele, Sean Wainui, Jordan Taufua
HIGHLANDERS: Aki Seiuli, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Greg Pleasants-Tate, Liam Coltman, Josh Dickson, Tom Franklin, Jackson Hemopo, James Lentjes, Craig Millar, Dillon Hunt, Gareth Evans, Luke Whitelock, Kayne Hammington, Josh Renton, Fletcher Smith, Tei Walden, Rob Thompson, Jason Emery, Tevita Li, Matt Faddes, Sio Tomkinson, Marty Banks
CHIEFS: Liam Messam, Hikawera Elliott, Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, Liam Polwart, Atu Moli, Sam Caird, Findlamor Hoeata, Brad Weber, Joseva Ravouvou, Findlay Christie, Tim Nanai-Williams, Sheldon Tovio, Sevu Reece, Jonathan Taumateine, Shaun Stevenson, Solomon Alaimalo, Alex Nankivell, Dwayne Sweeney, Sosefo Kautai, Taleni Seu, Mitchell Brown, Luteru Laulala, Latu Vaeno, Luke Jacobson, Lachlan Boshier, Mitchell Graham
HURRICANES: Nehe Milner-Skudder, Cory Jane, Reg Goodes, Loni Uhila, Ricky Riccitelli, Asafo Aumua, Chris Eves, Mike Kainga, Joe Apikotoa, Vaea Fifita, Mark Abbott, James Blackwell, Brad Shields, Reed Prinsep, Toa Halafihi, Hugh Renton, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Kemera Hauiti-Parapara, Otere Black, Vince Aso, Matt Proctor, Wes Goosen, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Ngani Laumape, Jonah Lowe, Jordie Barrett
TOULON: Drew Mitchell, James O'Connor, Alesana Tuilagi, Josua Tuisova, Ayumu Goromaru, Axel Muller, Jimmy Yobo, Anthony Belleau, Geoffrey Cazanave, Teiva Jacquelain, Swan Rebbadj, Emerick Setiano, Bastien Soury, Thomas Vernet, George Stokes, Aidon Davis, Gregory Annetta, Rudy Gahetau
WILD KNIGHTS: Asaeli Ai Valu, Atsushi Sakate, Naoki Kawamata, Kotaro Yatabe, Daniel Heenan, Masaki Tani, Ryota Hasegawa, Yoichi Iijima, Yuta Takagi, Taiki Koyama, Ben Gunter, Ryu Koliniasi Holani, Jack Cornelsen, Emerson Tamura, Takuya Yamasawa, Berrick Barnes, Rikiya Matsuda, Akihito Yamada, Yasuki Hayashi, Yuga Hyakutake, Keisuke Moriya, Tomoki Kitagawa, Iori Kaji, Yoshikazu Fujita, Kentaro Kodama, Tadahiro Miwa
BULLS: Francolis Brummer, Dries Swanepoel, Tian Schoeman, Cornelius Els, Edgar Marutlulle, Renaldo Bothma, Ruben Van Heerden, Ruan Steenkamp, Rudy Paige, Shaun Adendorff, Travis Ismaiel, Jacques Potgieter, Hanro Liebenberg, Ivan Van Zyl, Conrad Van Vuuren, Jade Stighling, Jamba Ulengo, John Kotze, JT Jackson, John-Roy Jenkinson, Lizo Gqoboka, Luther Obi, Burger Odendaal, Nicholas De Jager, Piet Van Zyl, Warrick Gelant
SAMOA: Census Johnston, Tietie Tuimauga, Ausetalia Vaiomanu, Jarred Adams, Bronson Fotualii Tauakipulu, Ripine Fualau, Oneone Faafou, Faalemiga Selesele, Mikaele Tapili, Liahona Vaegaau, Jeff Lepa, Greg Foe, Lucky Schuster Palamo, Danny Tusitala, Dangelo Leuila, Patrick Faapale, Opetera Peleseuma, Faafou Amate, Meki Magele, Tila Mealoi, Johnny Samuelu, Faletoa Moli, Samoa Toloa