The Reds beget a honest time at some stage in their Worthy Rugby AU match in opposition to the Rebels in Brisbane on 15 August 2020.
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Younger Wallaby hot shot Jordan Petaia scored an emotional are attempting as the Reds repelled a 2d-half of onslaught from the Melbourne
Rebels in a bruising 19-3 Worthy Rugby AU remove Saturday.
AS IT HAPPENED | Reds v Rebels
The Rebels upset the Brumbies final week and can beget moved past
the Canberra facet to top the 5-group ladder with victory, however the
Reds are a annoying nut to crack at dwelling in Brisbane.
Winger Petaia bagged the opening are attempting on his return to action after
his father died all correct away this month and Brandon Paenga-Amosa got a
2d to send them to the turn with a 14-3 lead.
But the Rebels dominated the 2d-half of, with the Reds’ defence
excellent in absorbing intense tension sooner than Hamish Stewart sealed
the remove late in the game on a counter-attack.
“That used to be brilliant. Melbourne were very classy and held onto the
ball and saved us in our half of (in the 2d stanza),” stated Reds skipper
Liam Wright after his group snapped a two-game shedding walk.
“But our boys held sturdy, now we beget heaps of annoying men on that group and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”
It used to be a vastly improved effort from the Reds, who were embarrassed
final week by the Waratahs, leaking 38 aspects in the significant half of.
The bonus level remove moved them to 2d on the desk, two aspects
on the help of the Brumbies who beget a game in hand, with the Waratahs third and
Rebels fourth with three rounds left.
“Credit to the Reds, they showed some in actuality correct defence,” stated
Rebels lock Matt Philip, standing in for captain Matt Toomua who wished
stitches in a head hurt.
“We had some in actuality correct attacking opportunities, but we ultimate couldn’t convert them.”
The Rebels made the early running, pinning the Reds in their beget
half of, and got on the board first when Toomua slotted a easy penalty in
front of the posts.
But the Reds posthaste returned fireplace with Petaia darting through a hole
to dot down for easiest his third Worthy Rugby are attempting, a poignant 2d for
the extremely-rated winger who pulled out of ultimate weekend’s game.
James O’Connor transformed to switch past 600 Worthy Rugby aspects, and the
Reds pounced again when Jock Campbell sliced throughout the defence on a
weaving flee and hooker Paenga-Amosa done off the switch.
It sent them to the smash 14-3 in front however the 2d half of turned into into a rearguard action that went pointless for 32 minutes.
With out reference to applying your total tension, the Rebels failed to salvage over the
are attempting line and in opposition to the flee of play, Stewart beat two tackles to flee
35 metres and create obvious a deserved remove with eight minutes left.
Tries: Brandon Paenga-Amos, Brandon Paenga-Amos, Hamish Stewart
Conversions: James O’Connor (2)
Penalty: Matt Toomua
15 Jock Campbell, 14 Jordan Petaia, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Filipo Dauguna, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Liam Wright (captain), 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Angus Blyth, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Jack Straker
Substitutes: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Jethro Felemi, 18 Zane Nonggorr, 19 Tuaina Taii Tualima, 20 Angus Scott-Younger, 21 Scott Malolua, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Josh Flook
15 Reece Hodge, 14 Andrew Kellaway, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Matt To’omua (captain), 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Andrew Deegan, 9 Frank Lomani, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Brad Wilkin, 6 Josh Kemeny, 5 Trevor Hosea, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Pone Fa’amausili, 2 Jordan Uelese, 1 Cameron Orr
Substitutes: 16 Efitusi Maafu, 17 Cabous Eloff, 18 Charles Abel, 19 Esei Ha’angana, 20 Michael Wells, 21 Richard Hardwick, 22 James Tuttle, 23 Billy Meakes