Fiji Time: 1:55 PM on Saturday 30 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Daley: Reds aren't dead

Aap
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

GOLD COAST - The Queensland Reds are clinging to the hope they can still sneak into this year's Super Rugby finals despite a desperate run of poor form.

Last weekend's 44-14 thrashing by the Blues in Auckland means the Reds are 12th on the ladder, 10 points outside the finals spots.

Prop Ben Daley knows results now have to fall the Reds way for them to reach the finals but he says the team hasn't given up hope quite yet. Daley is poised to return to the starting line-up after James Slipper received a three-week ban for a lifting tackle during the loss to the Blues.

He says Sunday's clash at Suncorp Stadium against the Crusaders can still be the turning point in a disappointing campaign.

"Teams can beat anyone in this competition. You've got lower-ranked teams beating top-ranked teams, so we're not dead in the water yet," Daley said.

Daley said the Reds squad was fully behind coach Richard Graham as pressure builds on the former Western Force mentor.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64150.6225
JPY 51.982948.9829
GBP 0.36900.3610
EUR 0.44000.4280
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65310.6281
USD 0.48960.4726

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Father sent to jail
  2. 36pc for him
  3. Tiko warns 'lazy' tutors
  4. We are slaves, PM told
  5. Warning against hate posts
  6. NFP issues challenge
  7. PM draws TV trial period
  8. Day off for players
  9. Deans rugby: Suva Grammar secures semi-final spot
  10. State defends cane payment

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  2. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  3. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  5. Mum rises above limits Wednesday (27 Jul)
  6. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  7. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)
  8. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  9. Alarm over 'illegal' property purchases Tuesday (26 Jul)
  10. Chilling out in Chile Thursday (28 Jul)