Rebels too strong for Force
Cape Town - The Rebels have beaten the Force in their Australian derby Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Perth on Friday.
The Rebels won 21-17 after leading 15-7 at half-time.
As it happened: Force v Rebels
The Rebels scored two tries through fullback Mike Harris and wing Dom Shipperley. Harris was also on target with a conversion and three penalties for a personal haul of 16 points.
The Force replied with tries by scrumhalf Alby Mathewson and prop Tetera Faulkner. Fullback Luke Burton added both conversions and a penalty.
The Rebels picked up four points for their victory and moved to second spot in the Australian Conference and sixth in the Overall log.
The Force picked up a point for losing by seven or fewer points, but stayed fourth in the Australian Conference. They did however move to 11th in the Overall standings.
In next weekend's Round 6 action, the Rebels host the Lions in Melbourne (Friday, March 20 at 10:40), while the Force travel to Loftus Versfeld to play the Bulls (Saturday, March 21 at 17:05).
Luke Burton, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Solomoni Jnr
Rasolea,11 Nick Cummins, 10 Zack Holmes, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben
McCalman, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Brynard Stander, 5 Steve Mafi, 4 Sam Wykes
(captain), 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan
16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Oliver Hoskins, 19 Adam
Coleman, 20 Kane Koteka, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Sias Ebersohn, 23 Mitchell
Mike Harris, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11
Tom English, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Scott Higginbotham
(captain), Scott Fuglistaller, 6 Sean McMahon, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke
Jones, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Pat Leafa, 1 Toby Smith
16 Tom Sexton, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Paul Alo-Emile, 19 Steve Cummins, 20
Colby Fainga'a, 21 Luke Burgess, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Sefanaia Naivalu