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QRU Match No. 668 - Queensland's First Rodeo

Queenslanders are Remembering

QRU Match No. 668 - April 20, 1996

Queensland first faced the ACT Brumbies in their Round 8 'Rodeo' match of the 1996 Super Rugby season.

Even after six consecutive Reds’ wins, their first Bruce Stadium rodeo was always going to be a tough game.

The Reds fielded a daunting thirteen current or future Wallabies, including electrifying winger Ben Tune and game-breaking centre Daniel Herbert, who both crossed for tries.

A heartbreaking missed kick in the dying moments sent the Reds back to Brisbane with a narrow, 20-21 loss. The tight, high-quality match set the standard for decades of Reds-Brumbies clashes.

On Saturday 7 April, 2018, the St.George Queensland Reds will play in Queensland Rugby's 998th capped match and their 36th against the ACT powerhouse.

Queensland team that faced the ACT Brumbies - April 20, 1996

Jersey No. QRU No. Name
1 963 Daniel Crowley
2 1025 Michael Foley
3 1009 Matthew Ryan
4 1011 Garrick Morgan
5 1012 John Eales
6 1062 Toutai Kefu
7 1004 David Wilson
8 1046 Mark Connors
9 1031 Brett Johnstone
10 1065 Elton Flatley
11 1063 Ben Tune
12 1003 Jason Little
13 1039 Daniel Herbert
14 1030 Damian Smith
15 1052 Tyron Mandrusiak
Reserve 1064 Anthony 'Tony' Daly


Make sure you're there at Suncorp Stadium on April 21 for the St.George Queensland Reds' clash against the Chiefs in Queensland Rugby's 1000th capped match.

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