FULL-TIME: REBELS 30-24 REDS! A great encounter at the Suncorp Stadium. The Rebels dominated and were clinical when it counted. The Reds gave them a good run but couldn't get over the line.
PENALTY, REDS, HEGARTY! 30-24: Hegarty gets the kick and earns the Reds a bonus point.
The Reds win a penalty from a scrum. The hooter has sounded and this will be their last chance to get a bonus point as they line up for a three-pointer.
PENALTY, REBELS, HODGE! 30-21: Hodge splits the poles and the Rebels have all but sealed their victory here.
Haylett-Petty gets dragged out by the 5m line and the Reds have a line-out but the Rebels win a penalty at the breakdown!
The Reds try and ambitious cross kick which doesn't go to hand and gifts he Rebels a chance to attack once again.
The Reds win a turnover from the maul and they will have six minutes to work their way back up the field.
The Rebels win a penalty and find touch inside the Reds 22m. Looking to finish on a high here.
The Rebels are on the attack and Genia kicks the ball over which allows Lucas to call for the mark. He finds touch inside the Rebels half for a Rebels line-out.
PENALTY, REDS, HEGARTY! 27-21: Hegarty slots the effort and are back within six points. Setting up to be a great finish here.
The Reds win a penalty inside the Rebels half and will have a shot at goal.
Brilliant scrum from the Rebels! They were under the cosh and they stand up and come straight through the Reds to win a penalty and clear their lines up towards the halfway.
Tupou drives over the line and he thinks he has scored it. The onfield decision is no try but the TMO will have the final verdict.
The on-field decision stands and the Reds will have a 5m scrum.
The Rebels concede two penalties in the danger zone and Hayett-Petty is told to warn his players from Gardner. Reds go to the line again.
The Reds win a penalty inside the Rebels half and kick to the corner.
PENALTY, REBELS, HODGE! 27-18: Hodge takes over the kicking duties after Cooper left the field earlier and no problems with his first attempt.
The Rebels win possession from the kick-off and are immediately on the attack. There is a big hit on Genia from Higginbotham and Gardner goes back for a penalty.
CONVERSION, REDS, HEGARTY! 24-18: Great kick from the flyhalf as he reduces the gap to within a tries reach.
TRY, REDS, HOOPERT! 24-16: The Reds manage to set up a split from the maul and Hoopert drives over as the Reds hit back.
The Reds win a penalty as Rangi follows up late on a kick from Haylett-Petty and it is all the way back in the Rebels 22m. Meanwhile, Cooper is down and receiving treatment.
The Reds win a scrum after the restart and look to hit back.
Cooper once again battling with the wind and can't convert.
TRY, REBELS, HAYLETT-PETTY! 24-11: Hodge gets through on the outside before he finds his captain on the inside and Dane Haylett-Petty is over for his first of the season.
The Reds clear from the scrum but the Rebels are right back on the attack. They get to the Reds 22m and lose possession. Hegarty boots up but can't find touch and the rebels again attack the line.
Koroibete knocks the ball on as the Rebels attack and the Reds have a scrum inside their half.
The Rebels have a halfway scrum and can attack the 14 men Reds again.
Cooper almost manages to bring his kickback perfectly before it bounces off the crossbar.
TRY, REBELS, FAULKNER! 19-11: Brilliant from the Rebels make a great break through Hodge. The follow up sees Genia offload to Faulkner and the big forward doves over.
The Reds manage to get back up to Rebels territory before conceding a scrum.
Hegarty eventually gets the ball out for the Reds but the Rebels will have an opportunity to attack from the 22m.
Kick off! The action is back underway.
The Rebels win a penalty and Haylett-Petty does brilliantly to get them to the 5m line. Big chance for the Rebels to hit back before half -time.
Yellow card! Higginbotham gets a yellow for infringing at the maul after an accumulation of penalties.
The Rebels knock it off the line-out and the Reds kick it into touch.
HALF-TIME: REBELS 14-11 REDS! The end to a great half in tricky windy conditions. Both teams have shown some flare. The Rebels have dominated territory but the Reds have made their chances count!
Hegarty misses the conversion.
TRY, REDS, ISAACS! 14-11: The Reds take it quickly and go on the attack. They shift it back to the right and the substitute Isaacs does brilliantly to step past Koroibete and a give and go with Tupou before diving over. Brilliant!
The Rebels clear down the field and the Reds try to kick back but the wind makes it difficult and the Reds win it back under pressure. They kick behind and Haylett-Petty cleans up before Cooper clears.
The Reds do well to regain possession and attack the Rebels before losing the ball forward inside the Rebels half.
CONVERSION, REBELS, COOPER! 14-6: A decent strike as Cooper splits the poles.
TRY, REBELS, RANGI! 12-6: A great drive sees Rangi over the line as the Rebels finally get over.
The Rebels win the advantage and Cooper attempts a cross kick which nobody can gather and they go back for the penalty. Final warning to the Reds from Gardner and Rebels will have another line-out.
Rebels win a free-kick and take it quickly as they go onto the attack!
The Rebels win a penalty and slow it down as they kick to touch.
The Reds are pinned back to their try-line and the clearance kick is into his own player and out. Accidental offside is the call and the Rebels have a scrum on the 5m line.
PENALTY, REDS, HEGARTY! 7-6: The flyhalf keeps his head down and no problems as they reduce the deficit to one point.
Hegarty goes on a great run and the Reds get good momentum before winning a penalty. It looks like they'll take the points from inside the 22m.
A promising Rebels attack comes to an end as Haylett-Petty loses the ball in contact. A great contest so far in the opening half hour.
The rebels win a penalty and kick to inside the 22m but set the maul illegally and concede a penalty.
CONVERSION, REBELS, COOPER! 7-3: No issues from Cooper who extends the lead.
TRY, REBELS, KOROIBETE! 5-3: Finally some reward. Cooper spots a numbers advantage and yells for the ball before slipping Koroibete in to drive over the line.
The Rebels get to the Reds 5m with the penalty and win another one off the line-out. Genia goes to touch again.
The Rebels win a penalty in their 22m as Kerevi takes out Genia in the air. Gardner watches the replays and he could be in trouble here.
Yellow card! Kerevi is in the bin after being deemed not to have been in a position to contest for the ball. That is the Reds 10th yellow card this season.
Several resets here and referee Angus Gardner is losing his patience. The scrum gets set and the Reds win a penalty.
Cooper throws a loose pass and the Rebels knock it on. No result for their time in the 22m and Reds now with a defensive scrum.
Another penalty for Rebels and the same tactic.
The Rebels win a scrum and off the back Cooper grubbers through and its a heap of bodies trying to get the ball over. The decision is going up to the TMO.
No try! A knock on from the Rebels so no try but they win the penalty for the Reds collapsing the scrum. Another kick to the corner.
The Rebels win a penalty inside the Reds half and kick for the corner.
PENALTY, REDS, HEGARTY! 0-3: No problems from the Reds flyhalf who gives his side an early lead.
Clean line-out win and Cooper is penalized for being offside. The Reds will give it to Hegarty to have a shot at goal.
The kick to touch doesn't go out from the Reds and the Rebels try and counter. The Reds win possession back and kick ahead and the Rebels clear for a line-out.
Massive scrum for the Reds who win the penalty. A clean line-out and now a good scrum so Reds start well with set pieces.
The Reds hoist it high and the Rebels can't gather so the Reds with a defensive scrum just outside their 22m.
Brilliant from the Rebels who win some possession before kicking the ball into the corner and pinning the Reds back.
Kick off! Underway at Suncorp Stadium.
Good day and welcome to the coverage as the Melbourne Rebels host the Queensland Reds!
Rebels – 15 Dane Haylett-Petty (c), 14 Jack Maddocks, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Angus Cottrell, 6 Luke Jones, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Anaru Rangi, 1 Tetera Faulkner.
Subs: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Matt Gibbon, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Pone Fa’amausili, 20 Rob Leota, 21 Richard Hardwick, 22 Michael Ruru, 23 Campbell Magnay.
Reds – 15 Hamish Stewart, 14 Jock Campbell, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Samu Kerevi (c), 11 Sefa Naivalu, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Angus Blyth, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith.
Subs: 16 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 20 Caleb Timu, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Duncan Paia’aua, 23 Isaac Lucas.
The Rebels have moved Luke Jones to flanker which sees the inclusion of Ross Haylett-Petty int he second row
The Reds have a debutant as 21-year-old Angus Blyth gets a run out for the first time.
Earlier this season, the Rebels ran out 32-13 victors in a grudge match as Quade Cooper made a big statement against his former club. He will be looking to replicate that today.
The winner of the match will head into the weekend on top of the Australian conference with the Brumbies up against Sunwolves on Sunday and the Waratahs facing the Lions in Johannesburg tomorrow.
The teams are running out and we are all set for kick off!
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