Cape Town - The Brumbies have strengthened their position atop the Australian Conference with victory over the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.GALLERY: Key Bulls v Stormers match-ups
The Brumbies won 27-19 after leading 14-12 at half-time.
The Brumbies scored two tries through centre Andrew Smith and fullback Robbie Coleman. Flyhalf Zack Holmes added a conversion and three penalties, while wing Jesse Mogg was on target with two penalties.
The Rebels replied with a try by wing Cooper Vuna and a conversion and four penalties by fullback Julian Huxley.
The Brumbies picked up four points for their victory, and increaed their lead over the Reds at the top of the Australian Conference to five points. They remained in third place in the Conbined log.
The Rebels left empty-handed and remained fourth and 12th in the Australian Conference and Overall standings, respectively.
Super Rugby breaks for three weeks due to the International Test window. When it resumes on June 29, the Rebels will host the Reds in Melbourne, while the Brumbies will travel to Perth to play the Force the following day.Teams:
15 Julian Huxley, 14 Mark Gerrard, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Stirling Mortlock (captain), 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 James Hilgendorf, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Gareth Delve, 7 Hugh Perrett, 6 Luke Jones, 5 Hugh Pyle, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Jono Owen, 2 Adam Freier, 1 Nic Henderson
Substitutes: 16 Ged Robinson, 17 Rodney Blake, 18 Al Campbell, 19 Tom Chamberlain, 20 Tim Davidson, 21 Richard Kingi, 22 Nic StirzakerBrumbies:
15 Robbie Coleman, 14 Jesse Mogg, 13 Andrew Smith, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Zack Holmes, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Leon Power, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Ruaidhri Murphy
Substitutes: 16 Anthony Hegarty, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Fotu Auelua, 19 Colby Faingaa, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Henry Speight, 22 Tevita Kuridrani