Live updates: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman - Reds v Chiefs from Townsville

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Fulltime - Reds 40  Chiefs 34

Wrap - Wow. What a crazy game. The Reds were flawless in the first spell and led 12-3 when McKenzie was sent off. The piled on three more tries and the game looked dead.

Trailing 40-8 with a 17 minutes to go, the Chiefs were electric, opening up the Reds at will in the closing stages and almost pulled off a deadset miracle.

The Reds hung on - just - and the Aussies have their first win of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman. 

Reds 40 (Henryx2, Vunivalu, Daugunu, Fotuaika, Penalty try, O'Connor 4con) bt
Chiefs 34 (Sowukula, Vaa'i, O'Neill, Sullivan, Roe tries, McKenzie 1pen, Trask 3con)
HT 33-3

Fulltime - Thomas kicks the ball out and the Aussies break the duck but jeepers that last 15mins was nuts. 

79mins - Stevenson in a half-gap and throws a flick pass to ALB but he spills the ball. That should be it. 

78mins - Try Chiefs - Xavier Roe - This is crazy!!! Roe with an inside ball puts Tupaea in a hige hole and back to Roe he goes and the halfback runs away to score. RED 40-34

76mins - Try Chiefs: Bailyn Sullivan - The second-half score is 26-7 to the Chiefs.

Sullivan evades his defender to score in the corner after several minutes of close-range pressure. RED 40-29

73mins - Penalty for the Chiefs just short of halfway.

68mins - Try Chiefs: Rueben O'Neill - They couldn't...could they? The 14 man Chiefs strike again as Roe puts the big fella in a gap and he reaches out to score. Greatlead-up work from Tiatia - he's been excellent. RED 40-22

64mins - Try Chiefs: Tupou Vaa'i - Lineout 5m and that's a textboot drive for the Chiefs and Vaa'i crashes over. Liam Messam on at age 37. RED 40-15

61mins - Great defence from Stevenson saves a try.  Droasese is through a big gap - it's 2v1 but he opts to dummy and is brought down by Stevenson and he wins the penalty. 

57mins - Try Reds: Filip Daugunu - The Reds attacking with intent as Vunivalu goes close down the right ghand side......ball shifts to the left as O'Conner finds Hegarty who puts Daugunu in to score in the corner. RED 40-8

52mins - Try Chiefs: Peter Gus Sowakula - Great attack from the Chiefs. Stevenson breaks down the right ...several phases later and the ball shifts along the backline and Sowakula is put over by Tiatia. RED 33-8

50mins - Trask clears after another Reds turnover. Lineout Reds on the 22. 

48mins - The Reds hot on attack after a breakout from Paisami but the ball is turned over....Chiefs look to counter but they turn the ball over. Scrum Reds 10m out.

46mins - Penalty for the Chiefs on halfway. They are playing a very high-tempo game to open the spell.

44mins - A ton of kicking to open the half. Reds with a lineout on halfway.

Second-half: Kaleb Trask gets us back underway. 

Halftime - Mercy for the Chiefs as the hooter goes for the break. The Chiefs are down to 14 thanks to McKenzie's card, but even before that moment they were third in a two horse race. 

37mins - Try Reds: Isaac Henry - This score could blowout to a cricket score in the second spell. Just a ton of pressure and eventually Henry wins the numbers game, steps Trasks and scores under the bar. RED 33-3

35mins -Penalty for the Reds in front - they kick for touch and have a 5m lineout.

31mins - Try Reds: Feao Fotuaika - Penalty on halfway and McDermott with the quick tap as the Reds march into the red zone. The Chiefs look shellshocked as Fotuaika crashes over from short range. RED 26-3

25mins - Try Reds - Suliasi Vunivalu: The 15 v 13 advantage pays off as the reds break down the right hand side and Paisami sets Vunivalu away and he beats Trask to run in and score from 40m. RED 19-3

22mins - Try Reds- Isaac Henry/Red Card Chiefs (Damian McKenzie): Big moment for the Reds....Tate McDermott off the back of the scrum finds Henry with a short pass and puts him in a huge hole and he runs away to score. Damian McKenzie in trouble here with a shoulder charge - he may march for this. And he does get marched - red card as his late shot on McDermott is shoulder to chin and under the rules that's a fair call. RED 12-3

20mins - The Reds attacking on halfway as paisami looks to create an overlap but his offload is low and Daugunu can't collect it. Scrum Chiefs.

19mins - Penalty goal Chiefs: DMac drills that one from a tough angle to put his side on the board. RED 7-3

18mins - Penalty shot coming up her for the Chiefs - offside play against No.8 Wilson.

17mins - Penalty Try Reds/Yellow Card Chiefs - The penalty try is awarded and Tiatia will sit for 10mins. RED 7-0

16mins - Reds attacking the line and look certain to score outwide ..... a Chiefs player gets his hand to the pass and the ball deflects out. Referee looking at penalty try and a sin bin to Chase Tiatia.

15mins - Sowakula is hammered by several Reds and the ball uis unplayable and that's a scrum for the homeside on the Chiefs 22.

12mins - Quick hands allows the Chiefs to break down the right hand side, but Sullivan is bundled out over the sideline 5m short of the tryline. 

10mins - Lineout for the Chiefs midway 22 and halfway Reds half.

7mins - Penalty-fest at the moment. Scrum penalty for the Reds - they attack with a lineout 30m out. 

5mins - Chiefs win the breakdown penalty and they have an attacking lineout 30m out. 

4mins - Chiefs on the attack after a wonderful counter from McKenzie - nine phases but Luke Jacobson is pinged for hokding on. Reds lineout on their own 10m line. 

2mins - Early penalty for the Reds - big scrum there for the homeside and they will have a lineout 30m out. 

Hello folks and welcome to Newshub's live update coverage of the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman clash between the Reds and the Highlanders from Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville.

The Reds will be desperate to get their campaign back on track against the Chiefs who will be looking to push their case for a spot in the final with a bonus-point win. 

TAB odds: Chiefs $1.46, Reds $2.55

Chiefs: 1-Aidan Ross, 2-Bradley Slater, 3-Angus Ta'avao, 4-Mitchell Brown, 5-Tupou Vaa'i, 6-Pita Gus Sowakula, 7-Lachlan Boshier, 8-Luke Jacobson, 9-Brad Weber (c), 10-Damian McKenzie, 11-Chase Tiatia, 12-Alex Nankivell, 13-Anton Lienert-Brown, 14-Bailyn Sullivan, 15-Kaleb Trask.

Reserves: 16-Samisoni Taukei'aho, 17-Reuben O'Neill, 18-Sione Mafileo, 19-Zane Kapeli, 20-Liam Messam, 21-Xavier Roe, 22-Quinn Tupaea, 23-Shaun Stevenson

Reds: 1-Feao Fotuaika, 2-Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 3-Taniela Tupou, 4-Ryan Smith, 5-Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 6-Angus Scott-Young, 7-Liam Wright, 8-Harry Wilson, 9-Tate McDermott, 10-James O'Connor, 11-Filip Daugunu, 12-Isaac Henry, 13, Hunter Paisami, 14-Suliasi Vunivalu, 15-Bryce Hegarty

Reserves: 16-Josh Nasser, 17-Dane Zander, 18-Zane Nonggorr, 19-Seru Uru, 20-Fraser McReight, 21-Kalani Thomas, 22-Hamish Stewart, 23-Ilaisa Droasese