Rugby News Australia, Queensland Reds overcame the Melbourne Rebels resurgence in the 2nd half with a four-point win at AAMI Park


It’s been such a competitive game from both Australian Super Rugby teams to look back last night at AAMI Park. Queensland Reds off to a flying start with three tries in the 1st half. Meanwhile, Melbourne Rebels also responded well as of late, where they were able to snatch top spot off the Reds at one point in the 2nd half. However, the Reds still proved what it takes to rebound, hold off & win games, as the final score was 32-36.

Unlucky from the Rebels with the narrow loss at home, especially when they came off back-to-back wins lately against the Fijian Drua & Western Force. They credit the defensive shape that got the Rebels going before the home team accrued a couple of big scoring tries, in addition, to Matt Toomua’s brilliant conversions between the sticks. Without these top players the Rebels desperately needed to support their forward pack, it wouldn’t be possible to stay in contention. It’s just going to take more time when the Rebels couldn’t maintain the lead after the Reds bounced back in the last 15-20 mins of the 2nd half.

And the Reds are high-flying once again after their win last game out v Brumbies, followed by the well-earned break last week. They were so powerful when playing attacking rugby off the back from the Rebels’ slow start. Although, there are some weaknesses the Reds need to look out for with the discipline & defense, especially when the New Zealand teams begin to play them starting next weekend. However, a few fresh faces off the bench later in the 2nd 40 saw them land the home base 1st with the win.

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