Rebels beat Cheetahs in Melbourne

The Cheetahs have played two Super Rugby matches already this season while the Melbourne Rebels have yet to play a match as they had a bye last week.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

0.01: The Cheetahs kick off and we are underway.

1.00: The Cheetahs make a strong start and work the ball into the Rebels 22. They put the home side under pressure but knock on.

2.00: The Rebels win the first scrum and try to run and then kick the ball out of their half. The ball changes side a few times and then the Rebels kick the ball out.

3.00: The Rebels get some attacking ball and run down the wing. They get the ball to 5m out and continue to attack, they go wide and Lachlan Mitchell scores in the corner TRY! Credit to Jason Woodward for the initial break.

5.00: Woodward curls the conversion a little too much and misses.

6.00: The Cheetahs win a line out and get the ball out fast to wing Raymond Rhule who loses the ball in a tackle. He loses the ball and the Rebels attack attack. Rhule looks injured.

8.00: The Rebels work the ball into the Cheetahs 22 and they win a penalty for not releasing.

9.00: Woodward misses the penalty so no change in the score.

10.00: The Rebels are all attack. They chip through but Rhule gathers the ball and gets into some space and then dabs the ball ahead and it rolls out.

12.00: The Cheetahs string together 6 phases on attack but then get called back for a penalty. They will take a shot at the posts. Rebels possession has been 71%.

13.00: Goosen takes the penalty kick and misses.

16.00: Rebels continue to attack in the Cheetahs half. They get to just outside the Cheetahs 22 and win a penalty. They kick for touch.

17.00: Rebels win the line out and attack but the ball goes into touch.

18.00: The Cheetahs win the line out on their 5m line. They run a little then chip ahead but the ball goes out.

20.00: The Rebels attack in the Cheetahs 22, they almost score but get called back for a penalty. Higginbotham chips to the corner and Woodward pounces in the ball and scores the second TRY!

22.00: Woodward takes the conversion from almost the same spot and misses again.

24.00: The Cheetahs work the ball into the Rebels half but then the Rebels turn the ball over and win a penalty for hands in the ruck.

25.00: Penalty to the Rebels for a high/dangerous tackle near the half way line. Bryce Hegarty will take the kick.

26.00: Hegarty’s kick misses.

27.00: The Rebels are on the attack again and Mitchell chips ahead on the wing and chases but he goes into touch before he can get the ball down. No try. The ball bounced on the line anyway so we have a Cheetahs scrum in their 22.

28.00: Free kick to the Cheetahs from the scrum. They run it.

32.00: The ball changes sides several times with neither team really creating a threatening break.

34.00: The Rebels have the ball in the Cheetahs half on the 22 line with a scrum. They concede a penalty though so the Cheetahs kick for touch.

36.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs on the half way line. Goosen takes the shot but misses again.  

38.00: The Rebels send wave after wave of attack at the Cheetahs. With each wave they get closer and closer and then Luke Burgess goes on is own from 10m out and scores. TRY!

39.00: Hegarty takes the conversion kick from in front and nails it.

40.00: The siren sounds. Its half time.

The half time score was Rebels 17 Cheetahs 0

The Rebels kick off and we are underway.

42.00: The Cheetahs win a scrum on the half way line. They move the ball out to the wing but the Rebels stop the attack and push it back. The Cheetahs however keep the ball and the attack alive.

44.00: The Cheetahs have replaced Raymond Rhule and Sha

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