Reds deal Rebels a playoff blow
Cape Town - The Reds have dealt the playoff ambitions of their Australian Conference rivals, the Rebels, a blow in their Super Rugby clash in Brisbane on Friday.
As it happened: Reds v Rebels
The Reds won 46-29 after trailling 17-11 at half-time.
The Reds scored six tries through lock Rob Simmons, flyhalf Jake McIntyre, wings Lachie Turner (2) and Chris Feauai-Sautia and flank Liam Gill. Fullback James O’Connor added five conversions and two penalties.
The Rebels replied with four tries of their own, through a brace by wing Sefanaia Naivalu, a five-pointer by Dom Shipperley and a late score by lock Luke Jones. Fullback Mike Harris was successful with three conversions as well as a penalty.
The Reds picked up a full-house of five points for their victory and moved to fourth in the Australian Conference and 14th in the Overall log.
The Rebels picked up a point for scoring four tries, but stayed third in the Australian Conference and 10th in the Overall standings.
In next weekend's Round 15 action, the Reds host the Sharks in Brisbane (Friday, May 22 at 11:40), while the Rebels travel to Cape Town to play the Stormers (Saturday, May 23 at 19:10).
James O’Connor, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Karmichael Hunt, 12 Samu
Kerevi, 11 Lachie Turner, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz,
7 Liam Gill, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg
Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 1 James Slipper (captain)
Andrew Ready, 17 Pettowa Paraka, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Ed O’Donoghue, 20
Lolo Fakaosilea, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Sam Greene, 23 Ben Tapuai
Mike Harris, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11
Sefanaia Naivalu, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Scott
Higginbotham (captain), 7 Jordy Reid, 6 Sean McMahon, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4
Luke Jones, 3 Paul Alo-Emile, 2 Pat Leafa, 1 Toby Smith
16 Tom Sexton, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Laurie Weeks, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20
Colby Fainga'a, 21 Luke Burgess, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Tom English