Sunwolves 63-28 Reds, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium
Sunwolves finally managed to register their first win of the season in 10 attempts as they defeated Queensland Reds 63-28 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Sunwolves continue to remain at bottom of Australian Conference while Reds are at third.
Hayden Parker kicked three penalties in the first quarter but it was the visitors, who had a lead following tries from Brandon Paenga-Amosa (9') and Ben Lucas (20') and Jono Lance converted both.
The Japanese side took complete control of the game in the remainder of the first half with Parker scoring a converted try and two penalties on either side and with Grant Hattingh being the other try scorer, Sunwolves headed into the break with a 29-14 lead.
Parker further extended the lead to 32-14 with another penalty at the start of the second half and the problems compounded for Reds when winger Hosea Saumaki dotted down in the 54th minute. Parker, who had an outstanding game also slotted a conversion and a penalty to make it 42-14 at the end of the third quarter.
Even though, Angus Scott-Young with his 66th minute try arrested the slide but Reds lost Duncan Paia'Aua to sin-bin immediately after that. Despite, being one man down, Filipo Daugunu gave a glimmer of a hope when he touched down with seven minutes left but Saumaki scored two more tries in the closing stage to seal a comfortable win for Sunwolves.
HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 Super Rugby Week 13: Sunwolves vs Reds— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) May 12, 2018
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