Rebels too good for woeful Waratahs in wet Melbourne

2020-02-14 12:02

Cape Town – The Rebels have beaten the Waratahs in their all-Australian Super Rugby clash played in the rain in Melbourne on Friday.

As it happened: Rebels v Waratahs

The Rebels, who were ultimately worthy winners, ran out 24-10 victors after leading 8-3 at half-time.

The Rebels scored three tries through wing Marika Koroibete and a brace by replacement back Andrew Kellaway, while flyhalf Matt Toomua added three penalties.

The Waratahs replied with a single try by tighthead prop Harry Johnson-Holmes and a conversion and penalty by pivot Will Harrison.

The Rebels picked up four points for their victory – their first of the season – and moved to third place in the Australian Conference and ninth in the Overall standings.

For the visiting Waratahs, it was their third successive defeat – and the third match on the trot in which they failed to pick up a losing bonus point – leaving them rooted to the bottom of both the Australian Conference and the Overall log.

In next weekend’s Round 4 action, the Rebels host the Sharks at the little-known Mars Stadium (Saturday, February 22 at 05:45 SA time), while the Waratahs have a bye.



Try: Marika Koroibete, Andrew Kellaway (2)

Penalties: Matt Toomua (3)


Try: Harry Johnson-Holmes

Conversion: Will Harrison

Penalty: Harrison



15 Dane Haylett-Petty (captain), 14
Reece Hodge, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete,
10 Matt Toomua, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Richard Hardwick, 6
Michael Wells, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Ruan Smith, 2
Anaru Rangi, 1 Matt Gibbon

Substitutes: 16 Steven Misa, 17 Cameron
Orr, 18 Cabous Eloff, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Robert Leota, 21 Angus
Cottrell, 22 Frank Lomani, 23 Andrew Kellaway


Kurtley Beale, 14 Cameron Clark, 13 Alex Newsome, 12 Karmichael Hunt,
11 Jack Maddocks, 10 Will Harrison, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Jack Dempsey, 7
Michael Hooper, 6 Jed Holloway, 5 Rob Simmons (captain), 4 Tom
Staniforth, 3 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 2 Robbie Abel, 1 Angus Bell

16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Tetera Faulkner, 19 Ryan
Mccauley, 20 Lachlan Swinton, 21 Mitch Short , 22 Lalkai Foketi, 23 Mark

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