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  • Harris, Lucas, Holmes,
    Penalty goals: Harris (2),
    Conversions: Harris (2), Cooper,
27 - 30

Melbourne Rebels

  • Kingston, Burgess (2),
    Penalty goals: Woodward (3),
    Conversions: Woodward (3),
  • Super Rugby
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  • 17th May 2014
  • KO 10:40
  • Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Reds v Rebels - Live

Last updated: 17th May 2014  

80 Full Time: Well, a controversial ending to the match but we've seen another piece of history as the Rebels have beaten the Reds for the first time! The Rebels played the more attractive rugby with the good use of offloads. The Reds have continued to just be off the mark as usual throughout the tournament. The Reds can feel a bit robbed as it was very unusual to go back to an incident that had already been dealt with. But, there was eye-gouging from Ed O'Donoghue which is considered serious offense and was given a red card and resulted in the Rebels winning the match.

Penalty79 PENALTY, REBELS, WOODWARD, 27-30. Woodward slots the penalty kick and takes his side in the lead!

79 Strange happenings here! The TMO has got in touch with Walsh after Harris has already taken the penalty touch finder and has said that Ed O'Donoghue was eye gouging during the previous scuffle. It looks like he was guilty but the call has come late. Controversial -yes. But, it's the right call.

78 The Rebels were working it inside the Reds half, being patient and looking to get a penalty. Silly play from Rebels as they penalized for retaliating!

76 Rebels work the blind side and Hegarty finds some good space. He's a bit isolated and gets taken into touch.

Penalty75 PENALTY, REDS, HARRIS, 27-27. Cracking kick from Harris! It's all tied up with just 5min to play!

74 The Reds win a penalty in the corner just behind the 22m. Discussions between Harris and Horwill, eventually they decide to go for 3 points.

72 The Reds had an opportunity out wide with a big overlap but Fainga'a opted to run himself and lost the ball! Rebels start another attack but knock the ball on in the midfield.

Penalty70 PENALTY, REBELS, WOODWARD, 24-27. The Rebels have the lead with 10 minutes to go!

70 Rebels win a penalty as the Reds are caught offside! It's in range for Woodward who will look to get his side the lead.

Conversion67 CONVERSION, HARRIS, 24-24. All locked up at 24 each with 13 minutes to go!

TRY66 TRY! REDS, LUCAS, 22-24. The Reds maul strongly and then go wide. They suck in a lot of defenders and eventually go to Lucas who finds some space and goes under the poles!

64 Jerry Taulagi makes a big hit on Kingston after chasing a kick! The Reds are there in numbers and win a penalty! Harris kicks for the corner.

62 The Rebels again looking dangerous as they aim to use the offload and keep the ball alive. They just lose the ball as some space started to open up. Really enjoying the way the Rebels are attacking.

60 Woodward is wayward! Reds gather and find a good clearance through Genia.

58 Rebels win a penalty and should just be in kicking range. Play has come to a quick break as their a couple of players from both teams receiving some medical attention.

56 Woodward clears well for the visitors but the reds take it quickly. Rebels turn the ball over and attack. They attack well with incredible offloads! They're in the 22m and eventually after many phases they spill the ball forward.

53 Titanic defending from the Rebels! The Reds kept probing using the forwards to crash from close range. Horwill came agonisingly close as he attempted to go over but just lost it forward! Scrum to the Rebels.

50 The Reds maul it up but are brought short. They manage to retain possession and win another penalty close to the line! They tap and go quickly, inches out! They can't get over but have won an attacking scrum 5m out.

47 Reds attack strongly and their patience on attack pays off as they win a penalty. Harris kicks for touch to go for the 5 pointer.

46 News on the injured Quade Cooper is that he will be out for about 5 weeks.

45 Reds win a penalty after Colby Fainga'a is penalized. Harris finds a good touch inside the Rebels half.

43 CONVERSION, WOODWARD, 17-24. The extras are added to that fantastic try! Great start to the second half.

TRY42 TRY! REBELS, BURGESS, 17-22. Great play from the Aussie side! They kept the ball, ran into space and offloaded in the tackle! Champagne rugby and a brace for Luke Burgess!

41 Rebels get us underway and the visitors win it back! The Reds do well to turnover the ball and kick down field. Now Rebels find space work their into the Reds half!

40 Half Time: All tied up at the halfway mark with two tries a piece! After an early try from the Reds the Rebels have looked really good playing away from home and to get the lead for most of the half. It's just pride really to play for as both teams won't be making this years playoff.

Conversion40 CONVERSION, HARRIS, 17-17. Mike Harris levels the scores as we head into the half time break!

TRY39 TRY! REDS, HOLMES, 15-17. Ben Tapuai breaks through the line and gets brought up short. Greg Holmes crashes over from close range to get the home side some much needed points before the break!

38 No foul play, just a bit of pushing and shoving. We go back to a scrum for the Reds inside the visitors 22m.

38 Anthony Fainga'a does well at the breakdown to win a penalty for the home side! Harris finds a good touch. A bit of a scuffle ensues between the two teams, Steve Walsh having a look on the replay to check for foul play...

36 The Rebels win a penalty at the scrum and Hegarty finds a good touch in the Reds half.

35 A frustrated Reds team knock on again as they try get some momentum going in the midfield! Rebels have the scrum in the midfield.

Conversion29 CONVERSION, WOODWARD, 10-17. Woodward adds the extras to give the visitors a 7 point cushion!

TRY28 TRY! REBELS, BURGESS, 10-15. Luke Burgess explodes through shaking Genia out of his way and showing good strength to go over!

Penalty24 PENALTY, REDS, HARRIS, 10-10. A well taken penalty from Mike Harris draws the scores level!

Conversion18 CONVERSION, WOODWARD, 7-10. Woodward kicks well to extend the lead for the visitors!

TRY17 TRY! REBELS, KINGSTON, 7-8. Kingston goes over after running onto a Woodward pass close to the line! The Rebels are in front!

Penalty8 PENALTY, REBELS, WOODWARD, 7-3. The Rebels are on the board!

Conversion5 CONVERSION, COOPER, 7-0. Cooper adds the two points for the home side!

TRY4 TRY! REDS, HARRIS, 5-0. The Reds draw first blood as they crash over for the opening score!

Yellow Card1 YELLOW CARD, HIGGINBOTHAM. Scott Higginbotham cynically slowing the ball down and is given his marching orders!

0 Reds news: While Robinson started his Super Rugby career with the Waratahs, he has played the majority of his rugby in Queensland, including being an integral part of the 2011 championship-winning team. Reds head coach Richard Graham praised Robinson for the achievement and all he has given to Queensland Rugby.

0 Rebels news: Smith has missed the past two weeks with a shoulder injury, but has recovered to replace Cruze Ah-Nau in the run-on side to go head to head with an experienced Reds front row group which includes four Wallabies and a former Rebel in Jono Owen. Ah-Nau drops to the bench after impressing in his first two career starts. apanese internationals Male Sau and Shota Horie departed for Rugby World Cup Qualifiers last weekend, and are also replaced in the team. In the final change to the squad, young fly-half/full-back Jack Debreczeni has a chance to make his Super Rugby debut. The pivot has overcome injury setbacks in his first season of professional rugby, but has played three straight club games to be elevated to the bench.

Welcome: Hello and welcome to the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for our live coverage of this Australian Super Rugby derby between our hosts, the Reds, and the Rebels. We'll return shortly with team news.

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