Fijivillage
NEWS SPORTS

Reds making no excuses following Highlanders loss

Reds making no excuses following Highlanders loss

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Wednesday 19/05/2021

The Queensland Reds are making no excuses for their poor performance last week as they prepare for a blockbuster match-up with the Crusaders this Saturday at Suncorp Stadium.

Heading into Super Rugby Trans-Tasman as the Australian champions, the Reds were humbled by the Highlanders 40-19 defeat, just six days after their biggest win in ten years.

Reds and Wallabies forward Taniela Tupou says a weekend of partying and celebrating was no excuse for what they produced last Friday.

He says they know what they need to work on, especially against the Crusaders which will be a big test for them.

Tupou says this week they have a big task at hand and they will be up against a world-class and quality side and it won't be easy.

He adds it's just the little things that they need to be better at and work on what needs to improve.

The Reds will host the Crusaders at 9.45pm Saturday.

In other matches, the Hurricanes will play the Rebels at 7.05pm Friday, the Western Force will face the Highlanders at 9.45pm Friday, the Blues will take on the Waratahs at 4.35pm Saturday, and the Chiefs will face the Brumbies at 7.05pm Saturday.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Health Ministry continues to trace, screen and test all contacts of current COVID-19 cases in Fiji
Contact tracing continues for the potential super spreader event which is a funeral at Peceliema Church in Tavakubu. Mon 19th Apr Tue 20th ...
3 days ago

Lami residents raise concerns on clinker ship that is emitting dust
Lami residents raise concerns about the dust being emitted by two cement manufacturing companies during their operations and when they transport ...
6 days ago

COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Fiji
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says he is getting vaccinated because it is what we all must do to defeat this pandemic once and for ...
6 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
150 new COVID-19 cases - 2 cases presented to FEMAT and 4 cases at Totogo Police under investigation
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong confirms they have recorded 150 new cases in the 24-hour period ending at 8am today. 117 cases ar...
11 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Marist Rugby Club provides food rations to 30 rugby players affected by COVID-19
Marist Rugby Club officials brought some relief this week to 30 rugby players affected by COVID-19 by providing them with ration packs and ...
11 hours ago

German manager says they must be more vigorous in attack if they are to beat Portugal in Euro 2020 group match
German manager, Joachim Low says they must be more vigorous in attack if they are to beat Portugal in their EUFA Euro 2020 group match tomorrow ...
11 hours ago

While we have not seen high rates of hospitalisations and fatalities so far, that could change if COVID-19 spreads further among more vulnerable people - Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says while we have not seen high rates of hospitalisations and fatalities so far in Fiji, that ...
11 hours ago

AUSMAT team to assist with the provision of health care services, primarily in the Central Division - Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says the main priority of the Australian Medical Assistance Team coming in will be on creating ...
11 hours ago

Daily average of new COVID-19 cases rises to 105 cases per day - Dr Fong
The 7 day average of new COVID-19 cases per day for Fiji has increased to 105 cases per day or 119 cases per million population per day. Permanent ...
11 hours ago

TOP