Australian Conference leaders the Rebels looked set to continue their winning start to the campaign when their lead was stretched to a huge 28 points shortly after half-time away from home.
But the Lions, aided by Rebels yellow cards, took complete control from then on and finally sealed victory through Gianni Lombard’s penalty in the 81st minute.
— Emirates Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) March 16, 2019
Tom English’s try and a successful Cooper conversion made it 33-5, yet the contest was far from over.
Angus Cottrell also saw yellow and, with the Rebels finishing the match with 14 men, Lombard kicked the winning points in dramatic fashion.
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