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Reds too good for Rebels
Quade Cooper (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Reds have kept their Australian Conference title hopes on track with victory over the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.VIDEO: Rebels v Reds highlights
The Reds won 23-13 after trailling 13-10 at half-time.
The Reds scored two tries through centre Ben Tapuai and scrumhalf Nick Frisby. Flyhalf Quade Cooper was on target with both conversions as well as three penalties.
The Rebels replied with a try by centre Lachie Mitchell and a conversion and two penalties by flyhalf James O'Connor.
The Reds picked up four points for their victory and closed the gap on the Brumbies at the top of the Australian Conference
The Rebels left empty-handed and remained fourth in the Australian standings
In next weekend's Round 5 action, the Reds host the Force in Canberra, while the Rebels have a bye.Teams:
15 Angus Roberts, 14 Richard Kingi, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Lachlan Mitchell, 11 Alex Rokobaro, 10 James O'Connor (captain), 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Scott Fuglistaller, 6 Luke Jones, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Hugh Pyle, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 Nic Henderson
Substitutes: 16 Shota Horie, 17 Paul Alo-Emile, 18 Jordy Reid, 19 Jarrod Saffy, 20 Nic Stirzaker, 21 Rory Sidey, 22 Tom EnglishReds:
15 Jono Lance, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Anthony Faingaa, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Ed Quirk, 5 Ed O'Donoghue, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 James Slipper, 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Greg Holmes
Substitutes: 16 James Hanson, 17 Albert Anae, 18 Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19 Radike Samo, 20 Ben Lucas, 21 Mike Harris, 22 Chris Feauai-Sautia