The Queensland Reds were hard at work this morning, but not at their usual game.

The team instead tackled crowds in Queen Street Mall, promoting their Mother’s Day clash with the Chiefs on May 13.

Eluan Waldron reports.


It’s not every day you come across a state rugby team hanging out in the mall let alone passing out flowers instead of footballs.

The Reds took an opportunity to give a little something back ahead of Mother’s Day, when they’ll play their next home game.

It was a different kind of tactic as the Reds headed out to try and charm the ladies, a challenge that may prove harder to some than scoring a try.

James Horwill, Reds Captain: “It’ll be interesting, I think the boys are a bit nervous. They don’t want to get rejected because that can be a bit embarrassing, but we had a good response last year so hopefully the people get right behind it and we do it again.”

The Reds take on the difficult Crusaders in Christchurch on Sunday.

In NRL, the Broncos were busy this morning training for their upcoming game with the Warriors.

Coach Anthony Griffin said all players would be fit for the game, but the battle across the ditch will be tough.

Anthony Griffin, Broncos Coach: “They’re a serious football team and they’ve been building up for a few years now. And you know they made the grand final last year and they’re a very hard team to beat at home.”

And Willy Mason’s return must have boosted the Knights spirits as they made easy work of the Panthers.

The final score 34 to 14.

Eluan Waldron, QUT News.