As it happened: Brisbane Tens - day one

1:00am: What a day for the New Zealand sides. The Crusaders, Chiefs and the Blues all go unbeaten, while the Hurricanes and Highlanders only tasted defeat to another Kiwi side. Should make for an exciting day two tomorrow!

Fulltime: Crusaders 31 (Jone Macilai, George Bridge, Braydon Ennor, Jack Stratton, Manasa Mataele tries) beat Brumbies 7 (Connal McInerney try)

Halftime: Crusaders 24 (Jone Macilai, George Bridge, Braydon Ennor, Jack Stratton tries) Brumbies 7 (Connal McInerney try)

12:33am: Crusaders up now as they take on the Brumbies.

Fulltime: Hurricanes 12 (James O'Reilly, Ben Lam tries) beat Fiji 5 (Jone Manu try)

Halftime: Hurricanes 7 (James O'Reilly try) Fiji 0

12:02am: The Hurricanes up now! They take on the Fijians in what should be a very open game.

Fulltime: Reds Women 33 (Sarah Riordan, Kirby Sefo, Samantha Treherne, Alysia Fakaosilea, Alana Elisaia tries) beat Brumbies Women 0

Halftime: Reds 21 (Sarah Riordan, Kirby Sefo, Samantha Treherne tries) Brumbies 0

11:33pm: We continue with the women's game as the Brumbies take on Queensland.

Fulltime: NSW Women 27 (Iliseva Batibasaga, Cobie-Jane Morgan 2, Olivia Brooks 2 tries) beat Rebels 0

Halftime: NSW Women 12 (Iliseva Batibasaga, Cobie-Jane Morgan tries) Rebels 0

11:06pm: We return to the women's game as the Rebels take on New South Rebels.

As it happened: Brisbane Tens - day one
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Fulltime: Highlanders 12 (Terrance Hepetema, Tevita Nabura tries) beat Waratahs 10 (Taqele Naiyaravoro, Cameron Clarke tries)

Halftime: Waratahs 5 (Taqele Naiyaravoro try) Highlanders 0

10:37pm: New Zealand teams have been on fire today! Next up is the Highlanders up against the Waratahs.

Fulltime: Chiefs 31 (Lachlan Boshier, Bailyn Sullivan, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi 2, Tim Nanai-Williams tries) beat Pau 7 (Adrien Plante try)

Halftime: Chiefs 17 (Lachlan Boshier, Bailyn Sullivan, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi tries) Pau 0

10:10pm: Defending Champion Chiefs take the field to take on French club, Pau, which includes a ton of Kiwis.

As it happened: Brisbane Tens - day one
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Fulltime: Rebels 21 (Penalty, Sam Ward, Mahe Vailanu tries) beat Reds 17 (Izaia Perese, Jake Strachan, Taniela Tupou tries)

Halftime: Reds 12 (Izaia Perese, Jake Strachan tries) Rebels 0

9:42pm: An Australian derby now on the cards with the home team, the Reds taking on the Rebels.

As it happened: Brisbane Tens - day one
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Fulltime: Blues 47 (Dalton Papali'i, Mike Tamoaieta, George Moala, Jordan Trainor, Kurt Eklund, Tumua Manu, Caleb Clarke tries) beat Wild Knights 10 (Ryota Hasegawa, Jack Cornelsen tries)

Halftime: Blues 21 (Dalton Papali'i, Mike Tamoaieta, George Moala tries) Wild Knights 10 (Ryota Hasegawa, Jack Cornelsen tries)

9:15pm: Blues take the field for their second game as they play the Wild Knights from Japan.

Fulltime:  Crusaders 22 (Nathan Vella 2, Ethan Blackadder, George Bridge tries) beat Hurricanes 0

Halftime: Crusaders 17 (Nathan Vella, Ethan Blackadder, George Bridge tries) Hurricanes 0

8:45pm: Second Kiwi derby of the evening! Crusaders taking on the Hurricanes! Possibly game of the day contender this.

Fulltime: Brumbies 17 (Henry Speight, Chance Peni 2 tries) beat Fiji 12 (Mosese Voka, Chris Kuridrani tries)

Halftime: Fiji 12 (Mosese Voka try) Brumbies 5 (Henry Speight try)

8:15pm: Back to the men's game as the Brumbies play Fiji.

Fulltime: Brumbies Women 17 (Michelle Perry, Kiahan Bell-Chambers, Shellie Milward tries) beat Rebels Women 7 (Georgia Cormick try)

Halftime: Brumbies Women 12 (Michelle Perry, Kiahan Bell-Chambers tries) Rebels Women 7 (Georgia Cormick try)

7:46pm: We continue with the women's side of the tournament with the Rebels up against the Brumbies, featuring a few Black Ferns.

Fulltime: NSW Women 19 (Chloe Leaupepe, Ilisevea Baitbagasa, Grace Hamilton tries) beat Queensland Women 5 (Samantha Treherne try)

Halftime: NSW Women 5 (Chloe Leaupepe try) Queensland Women 5 (Samantha Treherne try)

7:18pm: Next up is the first women's game of day one with New South Wales up against Queensland.

As it happened: Brisbane Tens - day one
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Fulltime: Chiefs 17 (Liam Messam, Sean Wainui Samisoni Taukei'aho tries) beat Highlanders 12 (Josh McKay, Tevita Nabura tries)

Halftime: Chiefs 12 (Liam Messam, Sean Wainui tries) Highlanders 7 (Josh McKay try) 

6:41pm: Now time for a New Zealand derby as the Chiefs take on the Highlanders!

Fulltime: Waratahs 31 (Ryan McCauley, Lalakai Foketi, Jake Gordon, Irae Simone, Alex Newsome tries) beat Pau 10 (Frank Halai 2 tries)

Halftime: Waratahs 26 (Ryan McCauley, Lalakai Foketi, Jake Gordon, Irae Simone tries) Pau 5 (Frank Halai try)

6:15pm: Pau now take the field to play the Waratahs. Plenty of Kiwis in action for the French side.

Fulltime: Blues 29 (Tamati Tu’a, Caleb Clarke, Melani Nanai (2) tries) beat Reds 7 (Brandon Paenga-Amosa try)

Halftime: Blues 10 (Tamati Tu'a, Caleb Clarke tries) Reds 0

5:45pm: The Auckland Blues and the home side, the Reds take the field for the second game of the day.

5:42pm: Wild Knights beat the Rebels 19-17. The Japanese-based club scored with just a minute remaining to take the lead and the match.

Hello and welcome to live updates from the Brisbane Tens at Suncorp Stadium.

Today is day one of the two day event. We'll be providing score updates throughout the day with plenty of cracking matches on offer. 

The tournament will feature five New Zealand teams, four Australian sides, along with a Fijian national team, French Top 14 heavyweights Pau, and Japan’s Panasonic Wild Knights.

Four Australian womens team are also competing.

Coverage will start from 5:30 pm (NZT) with the opening game between the Wildknights and Rebels.


A) Blues, Melbourne Rebels, Queensland Reds, Panasonic Wild Knights

B) Chiefs, Highlanders, NSW Waratahs, Pau

C) Brumbies, Crusaders, Fiji, Hurricanes

Women's) Brumbies, Rebels, Waratahs, Queensland

Outright Winner Odds: Chiefs $5.00, Hurricanes $5.00, Crusaders $5.50, Highlanders $7.00

Pre-match banter:

Double World Cup winner Conrad Smith may be closer to the end of his career than the start, but his body is in good enough shape to run around in Brisbane's 40 degree heat.

The 94-test All Black is part of the Pau squad that is taking part in the second annual Brisbane Rugby Tens, which kicks off on Friday.

Smith finished up his international career in style with a world cup win in 2015, before signing a multi-year deal with the French club.

The former Hurricanes captain said his old legs have a few more games left in  them before he hangs up his boots.

"At 36 I've played longer than I ever thought I would," Smith said on arrival to Brisbane.

"I'm still enjoying rugby and my body is still in good shape.

"I'd like to think I'm still doing the same things I always did. I still play the same. I enjoy it and I'm really enjoying my time in France - hopefully it will be more of the same from me in Brisbane."

Smith's Pau side has been drawn against New Zealand franchises the Highlanders and Chiefs as well as the Waratahs out of New South Wales.

The 36-year-old is happy not to be facing his former side the Hurricanes in pool play, even though he won't recognise too many of their players.

"It's only been two years and there a whole new bunch of guys playing for them."

Pau's star-studded line up includes Smith's former teammates Colin Slade and Tom Taylor, as well as former Blues backs Benson Stanley and Frank Halai.

45-Test capped prop Carl Hayman, 38, has been included as a wild card for the French club.

Smith said the side is looking forward to playing a form of rugby none of the players are familiar with although playing in the humid conditions could prove a problem.

"The guys a pretty keen," he said.

"We have a good French contingent in the squad who are really excited to be coming down here. We are all pretty pumped up to play here in Australia.

"We don't have a lot of tens experience - this is all a bit new for us but we will see how it goes.

"Everyone has spoken very highly of last year's tournament. I guess the heat could be a big factor given we are coming from a pretty tough French winter.

"The shift to a bit of night footy will suit us. We have been playing in torrential rain since the beginning of November so playing in anything less than 40 degrees would be greatly appreciated."

The nine Australasian Super Rugby franchises will be joined by Pau, Japan's Wild Knights and a Fijian international side.