Rebels stun Brumbies in Canberra
Cape Town - The Rebels have beaten the Brumbies 13-8 in their Super Rugby encounter at the GIO Stadium in Canberra on Saturday.
The Rebels led the Brumbies 13-5 at half-time.
The Brumbies have now won just one game in the past five weeks and hold a
narrow two-point lead at the top of the Australian conference.
There were just two tries in the match as both teams struggled to hold on to the ball in horrendous and wet conditions.
The loss ended the Brumbies' run of 11 wins in a row at Canberra Stadium and
the Rebels broke through for their first win in the capital.
Brumbies – Try: Henry Speight. Penalty: Christian Lealiifano.
Melbourne Rebels – Try: Sefanaia Naivalu. Conversion: Mike Harris. Penalties: Harris (2).
15 Robbie Coleman, 14 Lausii Taliauli, 13 Henry Speight, 12 Nigel Ah Wong, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Michael Dowsett, 8 Jarrad Butler, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 JP Smith
Substitutes: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Ita Vaea, 21 Jordan Smiler, 22 Joe Powell, 23 Rodney Iona
15 Mike Harris, 14 Tom English, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Sefanaia Naivalu, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7 Scott Fuglistaller, 6 Sean McMahon, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Paul Alo-Emile, 2 Pat Leafa, 1 Toby Smith
Substitutes: 16 Tom Sexton, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Tim Metcher, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Colby Fainga'a, 21 Jordy Reid, 22 Luke Burgess, 23 Bryce Hegart