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    Brumbies make it 2-from-2 with Rebels win in Canberra

    2020-02-07 12:00

    Cape Town - The Brumbies emerged victorious in their all-Australian Super Rugby clash against the Melbourne Rebels in Canberra on Friday.

    As it happened | Brumbies v Rebels

    The Brumbies won 39-26 after leading 24-7 at half-time.

    The Brumbies made it two wins from as many matches thanks to six tries by centre Irae Simone, fullback Tom Banks, flank Tom Cusack, wings Solomone Kata and Tom Wright, and hooker Folau Fainga’a. Flyhalf Noah Lolesio added three conversions and a drop goal.

    The Rebels, who succumbed to their second straight defeat having been humbled by the Sunwolves in Week 1, replied with four tries by flank Angus Cottrell (2), fullback Dane Haylett-Petty and scrumhalf Frank Lomani. Lomani was also on target with two conversions, while flyhalf Matt Toomua added a third.

    The Brumbies picked up four points for their victory to move top of the Australian Conference and into second place in the Overall standings.

    The Rebels left empty-handed and dropped to the bottom of the Australian Conference and 12th in the Overall log.

    In next weekend's Round 3 action, the Brumbies welcome the Highlanders to Canberra (Saturday, February 15 at 10:15 SA time), while the Rebels host the Waratahs in Melbourne (Friday, February 14 at 10:15 SA time).

    - Compiled by Garrin Lambley

    Teams:

    Brumbies

    15 Tom Banks, 14 Solomone Kata, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Murray Douglas, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (captain), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio

    Substitutes: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 Harry Lloyd, 18 James Slipper, 19 Nick Frost, 20 Will Miller, 21 Ryan Lonergan, 22 Bayley Kuenzle, 23 Andy Muirhead

    Rebels

    15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Marika Koroibete, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Andrew Kellaway, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Frank Lomani, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Michael Wells, 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Ruan Smith, 2 Anaru Rangi, 1 Matt Gibbon

    Substitutes: 16 Steve Misa, 17 Cameron Orr, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Gideon Koelenberg, 20 Rob Leota, 21 Richard Hardwick, 22 Ryan Louwrens, 23 Campbell Magnay

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    Fixtures

    Friday, 28 February 2020
    • Highlanders v Rebels, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:05
    • Waratahs v Lions, Bankwest Stadium 10:15
    Saturday, 29 February 2020
    • Hurricanes v Sunwolves, McLean Park 05:45
    • Reds v Sharks, Suncorp Stadium 10:15
    • Stormers v Blues, Cape Town 15:05
    • Bulls v Jaguares, Loftus Versfeld 17:15
    Friday, 06 March 2020
    • Crusaders v Reds, Orangetheory Stadium 08:05
    • Waratahs v Chiefs, WIN Stadium 10:15

    Results

    22 February 2020
    21 February 2020
    16 February 2020
    15 February 2020
    14 February 2020
    09 February 2020
    08 February 2020
    07 February 2020
    02 February 2020
    01 February 2020
    31 January 2020

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Stormers (Q)
    • Sharks (wc)
    • Jaguares (wc)
    • Lions
    • Bulls

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