Victory in rugby’s Super 15 competition by Queensland Reds gave a huge lift to people in that part of Australia who had suffered tremendously in a series of floods in December 2010, in which 35 people died.
After several seasons of mediocrity, the Reds finished the regular season at the top of the table, with 13 wins and 3 losses. Guided by coach Ewen McKenzie, in the final in Brisbane, they beat New Zealand’s Crusaders 18-13 in front of a 52,113 crowd.  Among the Reds players were Australian Test stars Quade Cooper, Will Genia and James Horwill.

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