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- 22nd Feb 2013
- KO 08:40
- Ground: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Super Rugby: The Brumbies made to two wins from two games with victory over the Rebels
The Brumbies produced a dominant second-half display to beat the Rebels 30-13 in Melbourne.
Jake White's side, who beat the Reds in their opening match of the Super Rugby season, had trailed 13-7 after 34 minutes.
However they racked up 23 unanswered points to wrap up a bonus-point win.
The in-form Jesse Mogg had opened the scoring but it was Clyde Rathbone's 35th-minute try that kick-started their challenge.
Ben Mowen and Robbie Coleman crossed for tries after the interval as the pressure told, while Christian Lealiifano landed 10 points.
The Rebels, who edged out the Reds last week, had looked well set as eight points from James O'Connor and Scott Higginbotham's first try for the franchise had put them into the lead.
However injuries to a number of key players - including O'Connor and Kurtley Beale - hampered their cause, while Jarrod Saffy was sin-binned.
The Brumbies had got off to a flying start as Mogg scored his third try in two games after just five minutes. The full-back chipped over the Rebels defence and then outpaced O'Connor and Nic Phipps to get his hands to the ball first. Lealiifano added the extras.
The Rebels, though, were enjoying more of possession and territory and having missed an earlier effort, O'Connor got the Rebels up and running with a penalty after 15 minutes.
Three minutes later and the hosts were in front as Higginbotham scored following an impressive break and offload from O'Connor.
O'Connor converted and added another penalty to put the Rebels clear.
However the Brumbies cut the deficit to just a point, with Rathbone finishing superbly in the corner for his first try since returning to Super Rugby after a three-year absence.
Lealiifano missed the conversion but he was on target after the interval with two penalties to give the visitors the lead.
However the decisive score came when Mowen scooped up a loose ball and galloped clear when Alex Rokobaro failed to gather Matt Toomua's up and under. Lealiifano converted.
Any hopes of the Rebels staging a fightback soon vanished as Saffy was sinbinned with 12 minutes left for deliberately killing the ball.
And the Brumbies rubbed salt in the wounds when replacement Coleman burrowed over after a sustained spell of pressure on the Rebels line.
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|Friday 27th March|
|06:35||Hurricanes vs Melbourne Rebels|
|09:00||Reds vs Lions|
|Saturday 28th March|
|05:30||Chiefs vs Cheetahs|
|06:35||Highlanders vs Stormers|
|08:40||Waratahs vs Blues|
|15:05||Sharks vs Western Force|
|17:10||Bulls vs Crusaders|
|Friday 3rd April|
|07:35||Hurricanes vs Stormers|
|09:40||Melbourne Rebels vs Reds|
|Saturday 4th April|
|07:35||Chiefs vs Blues|
|09:40||Brumbies vs Cheetahs|
|14:00||Sharks vs Crusaders|
|16:05||Lions vs Bulls|
|Friday 10th April|
|08:35||Blues vs Brumbies|
|Saturday 11th April|
|08:35||Crusaders vs Highlanders|
|10:40||Waratahs vs Stormers|
|12:45||Western Force vs Cheetahs|
|14:00||Bulls vs Reds|
|16:05||Lions vs Sharks|
|Friday 17th April|
|08:35||Crusaders vs Chiefs|
|Saturday 18th April|
|05:30||Hurricanes vs Waratahs|
|08:35||Highlanders vs Blues|
|10:40||Brumbies vs Melbourne Rebels|
|12:45||Western Force vs Stormers|
|16:05||Sharks vs Bulls|
|Sunday 22nd March|
|Waratahs 28 - 13 Brumbies|
|Saturday 21st March|
|Sharks 12 - 11 Chiefs|
|Bulls 25 - 24 Western Force|
|Crusaders 57 - 14 Cheetahs|
|Friday 20th March|
|Melbourne Rebels 16 - 20 Lions|
|Highlanders 13 - 20 Hurricanes|
|Saturday 14th March|
|Cheetahs 10 - 27 Sharks|
|Stormers 19 - 28 Chiefs|
|Reds 0 - 29 Brumbies|
|Highlanders 26 - 19 Waratahs|
|Crusaders 34 - 6 Lions|
|Friday 13th March|
|Western Force 17 - 21 Melbourne Rebels|
|Hurricanes 30 - 23 Blues|
|Saturday 7th March|
|Stormers 29 - 13 Sharks|
|Cheetahs 20 - 39 Bulls|
|Reds 5 - 23 Waratahs|
|Blues 10 - 13 Lions|
|Friday 6th March|
|Brumbies 27 - 15 Western Force|
|Chiefs 17 - 20 Highlanders|
|Saturday 28th February|
|Lions 19 - 22 Stormers|
|Bulls 43 - 35 Sharks|
|Melbourne Rebels 15 - 20 Brumbies|
|Chiefs 40 - 16 Crusaders|
|Friday 27th February|
|Cheetahs 25 - 24 Blues|
|Western Force 13 - 42 Hurricanes|
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