Queensland to host Super Rugby Australia final after win

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Jordan Petaia produced back-to-back clutch plays as the Queensland Reds rallied from 12-0 down Saturday to beat the ACT Brumbies 24-22 and safe hosting rights for the Super Rugby Australia last.

The first-place Reds’ seventh straight win this season, and 10th in a row in the house, followed a frenzied 5 minutes of defense after they edged ahead for the very first time in the 77th minute.

With his side tracking 22-13 and 18 minutes to play, Petaia, who scored the late winner when the sides last played, kicked to put the Brumbies in bad field position. He then out-jumped an ACT gamer to touch down for a shot and make it a four-point video game.

Queensland flyhalf James O’Connor then kicked 2 charge objectives for the two-point margin of triumph.

The Brumbies remain in 2nd location, 7 points behind the Reds. The Melbourne Rebels, who lost to the Western Force 16-15 on Friday, remain in 3rd location, with the Force in 4th area and still with a possibility of making the playoffs.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.