The Melbourne Rebels have snapped their Waratahs’ hoodoo and their winless start to the Super Rugby season, storming to 24-10 win at AAMI Park.

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Both teams were searching for their first victory heading into the round three match but the Rebels emerged from the driving rain with the hard-earned points.

Winger Andrew Kellaway, who replaced injured Wallaby Reece Hodge midway through the first half, scored two late tries to seal the result.

The Waratahs had won six of their past seven matches in Melbourne dating back to 2013 and 15 of their past 17 overall, making the victory all the sweeter for the home side.

Rebels coach Dave Wessels was particularly pleased by the way his captain Dane-Haylett-Petty and his new halves combination Matt Toomua and Ryan Louwrens managed the game in the wet weather.

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