Rebels run riot in thrashing Brumbies
Cape Town - The Rebels have continued their fine start to the 2018 Super Rugby season with victory over the Brumbies in their all-Australian clash in Melbourne on Friday.
As it happened: Rebels v Brumbies
The Rebels won 33-10 after leading 14-5 at half-time.
Reece Hodge scored two tries for the hosts - one in each half - as the rebels secured their third win in as many weeks.
Amaki Mafi, Jack Maddocks and Michael Ruru scored the other tries for the Rebels, who also managed to secure a valuable bonus point.
The Brumbies, flat on the day and now without a win in two, scored their tries through Chance Peni and Henry Speight.
In next weekend's Round 5 action, the Rebels travel to Sydney to play the Waratahs (Sunday, March 18 at 07:05 SA time), while the Brumbies host the Sharks in Canberra (Saturday, March 17 at 10:45 SA time).
Tries: Amanaki Mafi, Reece Hodge (2), Jack Maddocks, Michael Ruru
Conversions: Hodge (4)
Tries: Chance Peni, Henry Speight
15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Jack Maddocks, 13 Tom English (captain), 12 Reece Hodge, 11 Sefa Naivalu, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Will Genia, 8 Amanaki Mafi, 7 Angus Cottrell, 6 Lopeti Timani, 5 Ross Haylett-Petty, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Jordan Uelese, 1 Tetera Faulkner
Substitutes: 16 Anaru Rangi, 17 Ben Daley, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Colby Fainga’a, 20 Richard Hardwick, 21 Michael Ruru, 22 Billy Meakes, 23 Marika Koroibete
15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Chance Peni, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Lolo Fakaosilea, 6 Lachlan McCaffrey, 5 Sam Carter (captain), 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Scott Sio
Substitutes: 16 Folau Fainga'a, 17 Faalelei Sione, 18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Richie Arnold, 20 Tom Cusack, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Wharenui Hawera, 23 Andy M