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Rebels defeat Blues in Eden Park triumph

Cape Town – The Melbourne Rebels have defeated the Blues in their Super Rugby encounter at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday morning.

As it happened: Blues v Rebels

The Rebels won 20-10 after leading 10-12 at half-time. 

The Australian-side ran in three tries through South African-born Dane Haylett-Petty and a brace by centre Bill Meakes.

Flyhalf Reece Hodge landed a conversion and a penalty as the Rebels won their first match at Eden Park.

Meanwhile, the home side could only manage a sole try through centre Terrence Hepetema with flyhalf Stephen Perofeta kicking over the conversion and penalty.

This win sees the Rebels move to the top of the Australian conference standings, and the Blues remain at the bottom of the New Zealand conference.



Try: Terrence Hepetema

Conversion: Stephen Perofeta

Penalty: Perofeta


Tries: Bill Meakes (2), Dane Haylett-Petty

Conversion: Reece Hodge

Penalty: Hodge



15 Michael Collins, 14 Matt Duffie, 13 Orbyn Leger, 12 Sonny Bill Williams/Terrence Hepetema, 11 Tumua Manu, 10 Stephen Perofeta, 9 Augustine Pulu (c), 8 Akira Ioane, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Matiaha Martin, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 2 Matt Moulds, 1 Alex Hodgman

Substitutes: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Ben Nee-Nee, 20 Sione Havili, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 Bryn Gatland, 23 TJ Faiane/Terrence Hepetema


15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Jack Maddocks, 13 Tom English, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Reece Hodge, 9 Michael Ruru, 8 Amanaki Mafi, 7 Colby Fainga’a, 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman (captain), 4 Matt Philipm 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Anaru Rangi, 1 Fereti Sa’aga

Substitutes: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Ben Daley, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Geoff Parling, 20 Ross Haylett-Petty, 21 Harrison Goddard, 22 Tayler Adams, 23 Lopeti Timani

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