The Queensland Reds beat the Auckland Blues 30-13 to advance to the Super Rugby final.
Rod Davies touched down three times as the Reds outscored the Blues four tries to one at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The Australian club will host the July 9 championship game against the winner of today’s second semifinal between New Zealand’s Canterbury Crusaders and South Africa’s Stormers in Cape Town.
The Reds, who topped the regular-season standings, are seeking to win southern hemisphere rugby’s elite provincial competition for the first time. Queensland won back-to-back Super 10 titles before the sport went professional in 1995.