Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Brumbies continued their perfect start to the 2013 Super Rugby season when they beat the Rebels in Melbourne of Friday.
The Brumbies won 30-13 after trailling 13-12 at half-time.
The Brumbies scored four tries through fullback Jesse Mogg, wing Clyde Rathbone, No 8 Ben Mowen and replacement back Robbie Coleman. Centre Christian Lealiifano added two conversions and two penalties.
The Rebels replied with a try by flank Scott Higginbotham and a conversion and two penalties by fullback James O'Connor.
The Brumbies, who beat the Reds in Round 1, picked up a further five points for their victory to move clear at the top of the Australian Conference
, as well as assume the early lead in the Overall log
The Rebels, victors over the Force in Round 1, left empty-handed, but remained second in the Australian Conference
In next weekend's Round 3
action, the Brumbies have a bye, while the Rebels travel to Sydney to play the Waratahs.Teams:
15. James O'Connor, 14. Lachlan Mitchell, 13. Mitch Inman, 12. Rory Sidey, 11. Richard Kingi, 10. Kurtley Beale, 9. Nick Phipps, 8. Gareth Delve (captain), 7. Scott Fuglistaller, 6. Scott Higginbotham, 5. Luke Jones, 4. Hugh Pyle, 3. Laurie Weeks, 2. Ged Robinson, 1. Nic Henderson
Substitutes: 16. Shota Horie, 17. Paul Alo-Emile, 18. Cadeyrn Neville, 19. Jarrod Saffy, 2 0. Nic Stirzaker, 21. Alex Rokobaro, 22. Tom EnglishBrumbies:
15. Jesse Mogg, 14. Joe Tomane, 13. Andrew Smith, 12. Christian Lealiifano, 11. Clyde Rathbone, 10. Matt Toomua, 9. Nic White, 8. Ben Mowen (captain), 7. David Pocock, 6. Peter Kimlin, 5. Sam Carter, 4. Scott Fardy, 3. Dan Palmer, 2. Stephen Moore, 1. Ben Alexander
Substitutes: 16. Siliva Siliva, 17. Scott Sio, 18. Fotu Auelua, 19. Colby Faingaa, 20. Ian Prior, 21. Robbie Coleman, 22. Tevita Kuridrani