Why the Reds are the real deal


1. Reds’ win may have been more decisive than it looked.

They are fast learners, this Queensland team. Earlier this year we wrote they were too loose to win Super Rugby AU, guilty of giving away too many cheap penalties. In the past two weeks they have given away just 15, the same number that a stressed Brumbies side gave up in Brisbane on Saturday. The Reds have, at least for now, closed that window they had left open for other teams and they are relentless.

Josh Fluke of Reds celebrates with team mates after scoring a try against the Brumbies.Credit:Getty

They have a world-class tighthead who can play 80 minutes, a brilliant back row, acres of self-belief, individual game breakers and serious depth. Playing against them must feel like…

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