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Rebels
24
19
FT
Highlanders
HIG
Super Rugby
Friday 01 March 2019, 3:45am EST

Rebels v Highlanders

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  • FT
  • ConversionMarty Banks
    64'
  • TRY!Jackson Hemopo
    63'
  • TRY!Bill Meakes
    42'
  • HT
  • TRY!Tom English
    29'
  • ConversionQuade Cooper
    26'
  • TRY!Jack Maddocks
    25'
  • ConversionBryn Gatland
    17'
  • TRY!Siate Tokolahi
    16'
  • ConversionQuade Cooper
    10'
  • TRY!Tom English
    8'
  • TRY!Shannon Frizell
    2'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
420
320
Metres
35
57
Carries
19
16
Defenders beaten
11
2
Clean breaks
105
131
Passes
10
3
Offloads
21
12
Turnovers conceded
10
7
Turnovers won
146
107
Tackles
16
19
Missed tackles
Rebels T C P
15 Dane Haylett-Petty 0 0 0
14 Jack Maddocks 1 0 0
13 Tom English 2 0 0
12 Bill Meakes 1 0 0
11 Marika Koroibete 0 0 0
10 Quade Cooper 0 2 0
9 Will Genia 0 0 0
1 Tetera Faulkner 0 0 0
2 Anaru Rangi 0 0 0
3 Sam Talakai 0 0 0
4 Luke Jones 0 0 0
5 Matt Philip 0 0 0
6 Angus Cottrell 0 0 0
7 Brad Wilkin 0 0 0
8 Isi Naisarani 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Robbie Abel 0 0 0
17 Matt Gibbon 0 0 0
18 Jermaine Ainsley 0 0 0
19 Adam Coleman 0 0 0
20 Richard Hardwick 0 0 0
21 Robert Leota 0 0 0
22 Michael Ruru 0 0 0
23 Reece Hodge 0 0 0
Highlanders T C P
15 Josh Ioane 0 0 0
14 Waisake Naholo 0 0 0
13 Thomas Umaga-Jensen 0 0 0
12 Teihorangi Walden 0 0 0
11 Josh McKay 0 0 0
10 Bryn Gatland 0 1 0
9 Kayne Hammington 0 0 0
1 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
2 Ash Dixon 0 0 0
3 Siate Tokolahi 1 0 0
4 Jackson Hemopo 1 0 0
5 Paripari Parkinson 0 0 0
6 Shannon Frizell 1 0 0
7 James Lentjes 0 0 0
8 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ricky Jackson 0 0 0
17 Ayden Johnstone 0 0 0
18 Josh Iosefa-Scott 0 0 0
19 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
20 Marino Mikaele Tu'u 0 0 0
21 Folau Fakatava 0 0 0
22 Sio Tomkinson 0 0 0
23 Marty Banks 0 1 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
3 Rebels 48 13
7 Highlanders 54 12
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  • FULL-TIME: The Melbourne Rebels have defeated the Highlanders 24-19 in a gripping match at the end. The Rebels seemed to have the upper-hand for the most part but the Highlanders never went away.
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  • Ball kicked into touch and that's the game.
    80'''
  • Hooter sounds as scrum is fed.
    80'''
  • Rebels scrum feed close to their own line but the clock is counting down.
    80''
  • No Try! Ball lost before the grounding. Scrum back 5 metres.
    79''
  • TMO - Try or No Try? On field decision is No Try with a possible knock forward.
    79''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - tackler not releasing. It's edge of the seat stuff!
    79''
  • Intercept sees the ball head deep into Rebels territory but the hosts regain possession through Koroibete.
    75''
  • PENALTY REBELS - front row of the scrum collapsing.
    75''
  • PENALTY REBELS - Cooper held the player up well in the maul.
    73''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - and the referee says to the Rebels "Use  it or lose it"!
    71''
  • PENALTY REBELS - not releasing the ball.
    70''
  • Banks puts a huge kick into touch in the corner and the game is on!
    69''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Hardwick not releasing.
    69''
  • MISSED GOAL! Reece Hodge just off target.
    67''
  • PENALTY REBELS - not releasing
    67''
  • Just 15 minutes to go on a very warm night in Melbourne - which team will have enough puff to get across the line? 
    66''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Marty Banks) 24-19
    65''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Jackson Hemopo) 24-17
    64''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Richard Hardwick pinged for entering the contest from the side.
    63''
  • Ball has gone loose and so the Highlanders will have the put in at the scrum.
    62''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - handling the ball while off his feet for Haylett-Petty.
    60''
  • Banks kicks to clear and the ball bounces all the way to the end goal area.
    59''
  • SUB: REBELS - Coleman ON; Jones OFF. HIGHLANDERS - Banks ON; Gatland OFF.
    58''
  • Highlanders with possession getting more opportunities than they've perhaps earned with several mistakes leading to turnovers from the Rebels.
    57''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Koroibete pinged for not rolling away.
    55''
  • PENALTY REBELS
    54''
  • Koroibete jumps for the ball but takes a hit to the face from the ball in what was an untidy attempt and the Highlanders have possession.
    52''
  • PENALTY REBELS ... Genia takes a quick tap and go.
    50''
  • Turnover again and this time the Rebels are successfully on the attack.
    50''
  • Turnover, but then knocked on by the Rebels.
    48''
  • Highlanders working hard to go on the attack but foot into touch undoes the forward push by the visitors.
    46''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Cooper again slides it to the left of the posts.
    45''
  • Try
    TRY! Rebels (Billy Meakes) 24-12 ... yet another good passage of play across several of the team.
    43''
  • Haylett-Petty makes some good metres to get the Rebels into opposition territory.
    43''
  • The second half is underway.
    40''
  • HALF-TIME: The Rebels lead the Highlanders 19-12. While there was a brief swing in momentum in the middle of that first 40, the Rebels seemed to regain the upper-hand with some strong attacking set plays in the final period.
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  • Hooter sounds and the ball is kicked into the crowd to end the first half action.
    40''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS
    40''
  • Koroibete runs half the field only to lose the ball in a heavy tackle.
    39''
  • Scrum feed for the HIghlanders deep in their own half with the clock now inside the final four minutes of the half.
    37''
  • Forward pass from Genia on the run puts a stop to some strong attacking play by the Rebels.
    36''
  • Highlanders having some problems as the ball is lost in their lineout and the Rebels get to benefit from another mistake.
    34''
  • Pressure telling as Gatland's restart kick does not go the necessary ten metres.
    32''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Cooper's kick looked good but then hit the left upright and deflected away.
    31''
  • Try
    TRY! Rebels (English) 19-12 ... English has a double as the team work across the field is working well.
    30''
  • That momentum has definitely swung back in favour of the home team.
    30''
  • PENALTY REBELS - not releasing the ball as Rangi does well again at the breakdown.
    29''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Rebels (Cooper) 14-12
    28''
  • Try
    TRY! Rebels (Jack Maddocks) 12-12 ... beautiful fast pass from Cooper to Maddocks allowing him to find a gap and make the few metres to the line near the posts.
    26''
  • Rebels pick 'n' go towards the line.
    26''
  • PENALTY REBELS - not releasing the ball.
    25''
  • Almost! Koroibete dives for the line but loses the ball in the final tackle.
    23''
  • Strong defence from the Highlanders making the Rebels work very hard to make some metres inside the opposition 22.
    22''
  • The crowd also letting their feelings be known as Genia looked to have been taken out off the ball.
    22''
  • PENALTY REBELS - player leaving his feet.
    21''
  • Momentum seems to have shifted to the visitors but the Rebels are not letting them have total control.
    21''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS
    19''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Gatland) 7-12
    18''
  • Try
    TRY!  Highlanders (Siate Tokolahi) 7-10
    17''
  • NO TRY! The Highlanders player did not have control of the ball at the grounding. 5 metre lineout to the Highlanders.
    17''
  • TMO - Try or No Try with the probability the player was in touch.
    17''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Genia penalised for not rolling away.
    15''
  • Rebels steal the ball and Genia clears down field with a strong kick to touch past the halfway line.
    13''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - tackler not releasing.
    12''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Rebels (Quade Cooper) 7-5 ... lovely strike by Cooper from out wide.
    11''
  • Try
    TRY! Rebels (Tom English) 5-5 ... some nice quick hands out of the scrum sees English untroubled in his dive across the line in the corner.
    9''
  • Scrum feed for the Rebels inside the opposition 22.
    9''
  • PENALTY REBELS - Offside.
    7''
  • Rebels looking confident when the ball is in hand.
    6''
  • Renbels immediately on the attack from the kickoff but the ball is lost forward off a Cooper pass inside the Highlanders' 22.
    5''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Highlanders (Bryn Gatland) ... the kick misses to the left of the posts.
    3''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Shannon Frizell) 0-5
    3''
  • Possession changing hands as both teams look to settle in the very warm evening conditions in Melbourne.
    2''
  • The teams are out on the field and ready to get the game underway as the Highlanders line up the kickoff.
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  • With that, both teams are undefeated at this very early stage of the season. The Highlanders however have a strong record against Australian teams, particularly the Rebels. So the Melbourne boys will be looking to change that trend with another strong performance to build on round one.
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  • The Rebels have had the week off with a second round bye after success in their opening game, while the Highlanders had a close fought win over the Reds in Round 2.
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  • Back across the Tasman for Game 2 where the Rebels take on the Highlanders at AAMI Park in Melbourne.
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