18 Mar 2012

Reds lose unbeaten Super Rugby record

8:14 am on 18 March 2012

Defending Super Rugby champions the Queensland Reds have suffered key injuries and their first loss of the season at South African side the Sharks.

The hosts mounted a remarkable second-half comeback to win 27-22 in Durban after the Reds led 17-0 after 26 minutes.

The Queenslanders ended up using halfback Will Genia at first five eighth and third-string goalkicker after injuries forced off second five Mike Harris in the first half and No.10 Ben Lucas in the second.