Kerevi try saves Reds
THE desperate Reds finally shed their damning reputation as pushovers in interstate derbies with a last-gasp victory in Melbourne that gives their finals dream a faint heartbeat.
A Samu Kerevi try with less than two minutes left on the clock was the tiebreaker for 29-24 against a Melbourne Rebels side which rallied like they were playing for the club’s future. The Reds’ long-term future is safe but they were playing for their season.
The bonus point win from the five tries-to-two result lifts the Reds (16 points from 11 games) ahead of NSW (14 from 10) and within striking distance of the Brumbies (19 from 10) at the top of the Australian Conference.
The victory snapped two of Queensland’s most cringeworthy streaks, a 0-10 run against Australian rivals over the past two Super Rugby seasons and 13 straight losses on the road.