As it happened : Brisbane Tens - day two

As it happened : Brisbane Tens - day two
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12:20am: A thrilling tournament comes to an end. The Blues finish the tournament unbeaten and are crowned champions of the Brisbane Tens. George Moala stole the game with a try after the hooter. Two great finals after the Queensland women beat New South Wales in the other final. Thanks for joining us.

Fulltime: Blues 10 (Akira Ioane, George Moala tries) beat Hurricanes 7 (Alex Fidow try) 

Halftime: Hurricanes 7 (Alex Fidow try) Blues 0

11:34pm: The Blues and Hurricanes now making their way to the field. Who will take out the title? Let's find out! 

11:26pm: Just in the middle of the women's presentations. Fakaosilea was rightly named the MVP of the tournament. She really was a cut above.

11:15pm: We're all set now for the men's final. The Hurricanes up against the Blues. We're in for a cracker of a game!

11:14pm: She comes from an great rugby pedigree. Her uncles are Wallaby Will Skelton and former All Black Mils Muliaina. She's also represented New Zealand in tag footy. A star is born!

11:11pm: Alysia Fakaosilea take a bow! Her huge hit put Queensland into a position to win, and then scored the try to give her side the victory and the trophy. Incredible performance by her. Queensland women are the Brisbane Tens champions. The locals have something to cheer about.

As it happened : Brisbane Tens - day two
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Exra-time fulltime: Queensland women 10 (Samantha Treherne,Alysia Fakaosilea tries) beat New South Wales women 5 (Bo Vette-Welsh try) 

Exra-time halftime: New South Wales women 5 (Bo Vette-Welsh try) Queensland women 5 (Samantha Treherne try)

10:59pm: Queensland score after the hooter to send the game into extra-time! It's golden point so first side to score wins! What a game!

Fulltime: New South Wales women 5 (Bo Vette-Welsh try) Queensland women 5 (Samantha Treherne try)

Halftime: New South Wales women 5 (Bo Vette-Welsh try) Queensland women 0

As it happened : Brisbane Tens - day two
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10:31pm: Incredible. The Hurricanes avenge their loss to the Crusaders yesterday with a win when it mattered. They will play the Blues in an all-Kiwi final. But now, it's the women's final between Queensland and New South Wales.

Fulltime: Hurricanes 14 (Jamie Booth 2 tries) beat Crusaders 12 (George Bridge, Manasa Mataele tries)

Halftime: Hurricanes 14 (Jamie Booth 2 tries) Crusaders 5 (George Bridge try)

9:58pm: Right, so the Blues are through to the final! They will play the winner of the next semi-final between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes. 

As it happened : Brisbane Tens - day two
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Fulltime: Blues 22 (Sam Nock, Jordan Olsen, Kurt Eklund, Dalton Palali'i tries) beat Reds 10 (Jayden Ngamanu, Andrew Ready tries)

Halftime: Blues 12 (Sam Nock, Jordan Olsen tries) Reds 5 (Jayden Ngamanu try) 

9:30pm: Here we go! The Blues and the Reds making their way out. Who will adapt better to the wet conditions? Commentators reckon Kiwis don't deal as well with humidity, he's obviously never been to Auckland. 

9:22pm: Starting to pour down in Brisbane. Could make for some sloppy play. We're around 10 minutes until kick-off between the Blues and the Reds.

9:05pm: Bit of a break in play now before the Blues take on the Reds in the first of the semi-finals.

8:57pm: So the Hurricanes progress and will play the Crusaders in the semi-finals. Three Kiwi teams still in it to win. Not bad.

As it happened : Brisbane Tens - day two
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Fulltime: Hurricanes 35 (Losilosivale Filipo, Ben Lam, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Du'Plessis Karifi, Malo Tuitama tries) beat Waratahs 26 (Alex Newsome, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Mitch Short, Will Miller tries) 

Halftime: Hurricanes 14 (Losilosivale Filipo, Ben Lam tries) Waratahs 7 (Alex Newsome try) 

8:32pm: So, the defending champions are knocked out. The Reds will play the Blues in the first semi-final. Up next are the Hurricanes taking on the Waratahs for a spot in the other semi-final against the Crusaders.

As it happened : Brisbane Tens - day two
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Fulltime: Reds 19 (Angs Blyth 2, Izaia Perese tries) beat Chiefs 7 (Solomon Alaimalo try)

8:13pm: Some absolutely huge collisions in this game! Samu Kerevi and the 'Tongan Thor' Tupou have put in some shots on the Chiefs players.

Halftime: Reds 7 (Angs Blyth try) Chiefs 7 (Solomon Alaimalo try) 

8:00pm: Right. So the Chiefs are up first in a qualifying final and they will take on the home team, the Reds.

7:58:pm: Some huge hits in both women's semi-finals. Great stuff. We're almost set for the men's finals.

Fulltime: New South Wales women 22 (Bo Bette-Welsh, Grace Hamilton, Kennedy Cherrington, Evelyn Horomia tries) beat Brumbies women 0

Halftime: New South Wales women 5 (Bo Bette-Welsh try) Brumbies women 0

7:32pm: Now onto the other semi-final as the Brumbies women take on the New South Wales women.

Fulltime: Queensland Women 36 (Samantha Treherne, Ana Afuie, Vuanimasei Rasolea, Alysia Fakaosilea 2, Alana Elisaia tries) beat Rebels 0

Halftime: Queensland Women 24 (Samantha Treherne, Ana Afuie, Vuanimasei Rasolea, Alysia Fakaosilea tries) Rebels 0

7:07pm: So with the pool play all done and dusted we move onto the women's semi-finals. Queensland Women taking on the Rebels.

As it happened : Brisbane Tens - day two
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Fulltime: Hurricanes 12 (Alex Fidow 2 tries) beat Brumbies 10 (Jordan Jackson-Hope, Faalelei Sione tries)

Halftime: Hurricanes 5 (Alex Fidow try) Brumbies 5 (Jordan Jackson-Hope try) 

6:35pm: Hurricanes take the field as they prepare to battle the Brumbies. They're playing for a spot in the finals.

6:34pm: The Crusaders are extremely well-drilled and well-coached. Similar to that of the South African Sevens team.  Few mistakes and a big focus on the fundamentals. A final against either the Chiefs or the Blues would be make for an incredible match-up.

Fulltime: Crusaders 17 (Jone Macilai-Tori, Richard Judd, Tom Christie tries) beat Fiji 0

Halftime: Crusaders 12 (Jone Macilai-Tori, Richard Judd tries) Fiji 0

6:07pm: Crusaders next up against the Fijians, should make for an exciting encounter!

6:06pm: The Chiefs hold on to win the clash and finish top of Pool B. Waratahs had a chance to win, but bizarrely instead went for a penalty goal to tie and hit the post.

Fulltime: Chiefs 15 (Jonathan Taumateine, Solomon Alaimalo, Lachlan McWhannell tries) beat Waratahs 12 (Taqele Naiyaravoro, Mack Mason tries)

Halftime: Chiefs 15 (Jonathan Taumateine, Solomon Alaimalo, Lachlan McWhannell tries) Waratahs 5 (Taqele Naiyaravoro try)

5:36pm: Now the Chiefs take the field! The defending champions are up against the best of the Aussie bunch so far in the form of the Waratahs.

5:35pm: So the Highlanders become the first Kiwi team of the weekend to lose to a non-New Zealand side. They have had a disappointing weekend.

As it happened : Brisbane Tens - day two
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Fulltime: Pau 22 (Paddy Butler, Giovanni Habel Kuffner, Baptiste Pesenti, Frank Halai tries) beat Highlanders 7 (Tevita Li try)

5:21pm: Highlanders at risk of being the first Kiwi side to lose to a team not from New Zealand.

Halftime: Pau 17 (Paddy Butler, Giovanni Habel Kuffner, Baptiste Pesenti tries) Highlanders 0 

5:12pm: Another Kiwi team in action early on day two as the Highlanders play Pau.

5:10pm: Caleb Clarke has been electric form this weekend, and is the top try-scorer so far. 

Fulltime: Blues 29 (Caleb Clarke 3, Tanielu Tele'a, Jordan Olsen tries) beat Rebels 7 (Dom Shipperley try)

Halftime: Blues 24 (Caleb Clarke 2, Tanielu Tele'a, Jordan Olsen tries) Rebels 0

4:40pm: Blues up next to take on the Melbourne Rebels.  

Fulltime: Reds 38 (Andrew Ready, Izaia Perese 2, Jayden Ngamanu, Filipo Daugunu, Brandon Paenga-Amosa tries) beat Wild Knights 7 (Taiki Koyama try)

Halftime: Reds 12 (Andrew Ready, Izaia Perese tries) Wild Knights 7 (Taiki Koyama try)

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

We will be providing score updates throughout the day with plenty of cracking matches on offer. 

The tournament features 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 women's team are also competing.

Coverage will start with 7:00 pm (NZT) with the opening game between the Wildknights and Reds.

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: Crusaders $2.80, Chiefs $4.00 Blues $4.00 Highlanders $7.00

Pre-match banter: Conrad Smith not daunted by his age but Brisbane heat could cause a problem

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.