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  • Robinson, Inman, Roberts,
    Penalty goals: O'Connor (2),
    Conversions: O'Connor (3),
27 - 30

Southern Kings

  • Cooke, Venter, Van Der Walt,
    Penalty goals: Catrakilis (2),
    Drop goals: Catrakilis,
    Conversions: Catrakilis (3),
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  • 13th Apr 2013
  • KO 10:40
  • Ground: AAMI Park, Melbourne

Rebels v Kings - Live

Last updated: 13th April 2013  

Full Time Rebels 27 Kings 30

Drop Goal80 DROP GOAL, KINGS, CATRAKILIS! 30-27. Catrakilis wins the game for the Kings with a snap-shot from twenty metres out! This after the Kings take the ball up through Engelbrecht at a scrum. He offloads to Van der Walt, who goes to ground. This sets up a perfect platform for Catrakilis' heroics! It's the last act of the match and the Kings have clinched the win in spectacular fashion. The Rebels were dominant for most of the second half but the men from port Elizabeth were not to be denied!

Conversion78 CONVERSION, KINGS, CATRAKILIS! 27-27. Catrakilis makes it all square again as he adds the extras!

TRY77 TRY, KINGS, VAN DER WALT! 27-25. Wimpie van der Walt gets his side's third try when he barges over after the visitors launch a drive from a line-out!

Yellow Card76 YELLOW CARD, REBELS, REID! Jordy Reid is sent to the sin bin when he deliberately collapses a maul.

75 Catrakilis charges down a kick from Roberts and is held back when he gives chase! The referee awards a penalty and the Kings pivot puts the ball out inside the Rebels' 22.

73 The Kings are trying desperately to get back into this match, and are on the attack inside the Rebels' half. They lose momentum when Venter knocks on and once again the hosts get out of jail!

70 Catrakilis gets a chance to narrow the gap after Jordy Reid is penalised for a ruck infringement. His effort is off target, however and the Rebels gain a reprieve!

68 The Kings attack from a line-out but lose possession when Venter knocks on when the driving maul is brought to ground.

65 Catrakilis kicks for touch after Scott Higginbotham is penalised for a deliberate knock on. He puts the ball out on the five-metre line.

62 The Rebels are controlling proceedings at the moment. They take the ball through 12 phases but seem to run out of options and Nick Phipps stabs through a grubber kick. Shaun Venter does well with a clearance kick into touch.

59 The Rebels take the ball through five phases until Scott Fuglistaller goes on a run. He beats a couple of defenders but throws a forward pass.

Penalty56 PENALTY, KINGS, CATRAKILIS! 27-20. Catrakilis succeeds with his spot-kick after several Rebels are blown up for being offside.

Conversion54 CONVERSION, REBELS, O'CONNOR! 27-17. O'Connor adds another two-pointer to extend the home side's lead!

TRY53 TRY, REBELS, INMAN! 25-17. The Rebels take the ball through 11 phases and when Cadeyrn Neville is stopped short of the line Mitch Inman get in at the corner despite having three defenders on his back!

49 The Rebels are slowly taking control of this match. They take the ball through several phases until Robinson spots a gap and takes it! He tries to offload but his pass goes forward!

Penalty46 PENALTY, REBELS, O'CONNOR! 20-17. O'Connor puts his team into the lead for the first time after Sergeal Petersen infringes at a ruck.

42 The kings have brought on two of their big guns of the bench. Jacques Engelbrecht and Bandise Maku are immediately in the thick of the action as they take the ball into contact.

40 Catrakilis gets the second half underway! his kick is gathered by Pyle who immediately sets up a ruck, just outside his 22!

Half Time Rebels 17 Kings 17

Conversion40 CONVERSION, REBELS, O'CONNOR! 17-17. James O'Connor succeeds with the difficult two-pointer to draw the home side level! From the kick-off, the Rebels fail to gather but the hooter has sounded to signal half-time and the sides head into the sheds. It's been an entertaining half with the Kings dominating the early exchanges but the Rebels have clawed their way back in fine style. Hopefully we'll have similar entertainment after the break.

TRY39 TRY, REBELS, ROBERTS! 15-17. The hosts opt to run the ball when receiving a penalty and O'Connor and Woodward do well to create space for Angus Roberts to score in the corner!

37 The Rebels launch an attack from a line-out and O'Connor tries to get the ball out to Woodward but Cooke intervenes and knocks on.

Penalty34 PENALTY, KINGS, CATRAKILIS! 10-17. Catrakilis succeeds from the kicking tee after Hugh Pyle is penalised for obstruction at a ruck.

Penalty29 PENALTY, REBELS, O'CONNOR! 10-14. O'Connor adds the three-pointer after Devin Oosthuizen is pinned for an infringement at a ruck.

29 The Kings attack from a scrum, inside the Rebels' 22. Venter stabs a grubber kick through for Sergeal Petersen to chase but Vuna has it covered and dots down behind his try-line.

Conversion26 CONVERSION, REBELS, O'CONNOR! 7-14. O'Connor slots the place kick to narrow the gap!

TRY25 TRY, REBELS, ROBINSON! 5-14. The Rebels take a tap penalty when the Kings' defence is penalised for being offside. Ged Robinson spots a gap, after Paul Alo-Emile sets up a phase, and burrows his way over the try-line!

22 The Rebels attack inside the Kings' 22 but Mitch Inman knocks on and the visitors gain a reprieve!

20 O'Connor takes a shot at goal, after du Preez's indiscretion, but his effort is wide of the uprights.

19 The Kings win line-oout possession, inside their 22, but du Preez is blown up for obstruction at a maul.

Conversion16 CONVERSION, KINGS, CATRAKILIS! 0-14. Catrakilis adds another two-pointer to extend his side's lead!

TRY15 TRY, KINGS, VENTER! 0-12. Shaun Venter gathers the ball from a line-out and sets off on a run! He beats Cooper Vuna with an outrageous dummy and gets in for the visitors' second try!

13 Jason Woodward fields a ball, inside his 22, and puts the ball out on the halfway mark.

Conversion10 CONVERSION, KINGS, CATRAKILS! 0-7. Catraklis succeds with a difficult place-kick, from close to the touchline, to extend the visitors' lead!

TRY9 TRY, KINGS, COOKE! 0-5. The Kings take the ball up with their forwards and manage to get the backs in on the act. George Whitehead is in the clear and draws a defender before passing to Ronnie Cooke, who scores in the left-hand corner!

7 Cornell du Preez gathers a kick inside his 22 and offloads to Catrakilis who puts the ball out close tot he halfway line.

3 The Rebels do well to take the ball through several phases. Their backs, especially Richard Kingi, look like they're hungry to run the ball.

Kick off James O'Connor gets us started! The Kings struggle to regather but eventually their forwards gobble up the bouncing ball. It comes out to Demetri Catrakilis, who puts the ball out just outside his 22.

Team news The Kings have reverted back to their first-choice halfback combo as Demetri Catrakilis and Shaun Venter return to face the Rebels. As a result, George Whitehead shifts to full-back whilst Siviwe "Shakes" Soyizwapi and scrum-half Nicolas Vergallo drop to the bench. These are the only changes to the side that drew with the Brumbies last week.

Team news The Rebels have made two changes to their side that beat the Force, one being James O'Connor playing fly-half at the expense of Angus Roberts. Lachlan Mitchell returns from injury to the bench, joining Roberts. The Rebels have resisted the return of Gareth Delve from injury, with a bye following this Saturday's match.

Welcome Good day and welcome to the AAMI Stadium in Melbourne for this Super Rugby hit out between the tournament's two newest franchises. Our hosts, the Rebels and the Southern Kings. We'll return shortly with team news!

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