Reds beat Rebels in Brisbane

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Queensland based Reds and the Melbourne based Rebels the Reds have won three matches and the Rebels two.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

0.01: Jack Debreczeni kicks off and we are underway. 

2.00: Both teams testing each other’s defence by going through the phases. 

3.00: Penalty to the Reds. Lachie Turner kicks for the corner and the line out. 

5.00: The Rebels get the ball 5m out from their own tryline. They move the ball across the field and Sefanaia Naivalu gets the ball on his 22m line. He races the length of the field and cuts in to wrongfoot the Reds and goes in to score under the posts. TRY! 

6.00: Mike Harris slots the conversion. 

9.00: The Rebels win a penalty. Mike Harris takes the shot. He misses.

12.00: The Rebels are pressing hard at Reds. Jake McIntyre puts in a try saving tackle. 

14.00: The Rebels work the ball up to the Reds tryline and have several goes at the line but the Reds turn the ball over and kick for touch. 

20.00: The Reds win a penalty after sustaining pressure from the Rebels. James O’Connor takes the penalty shot and nails it. 

24.00: Penalty to the Rebels for not releasing in front of the posts. The referee missed a knock on before that. 

26.00: Harris takes the kick and nails it. 

29.00; Penalty to the Reds in front as Lopeti Timani is judged not to be supporting his bodyweight. O’Connor slots the penalty. 

32.00: Wow. Naivalu gets the ball on the wing and he runs around Lachie Turrner and races for the line. TRY! 

33.00: Harris takes the conversion but is stopped as the TMO wants to check for a knock on. The try is awarded and Harris proceeds with the conversion and he nails it.

36.00: The Reds hit back by getting the ball into the Rebels 22. They keep the ball moving forward through the phases and then Rob Simmons crashes over for the TRY!  Try was created largely by Jake McIntyre who is on his debut. 

37.00: O’Connor takes the conversion but misses. 

39.00: The Reds win a scrum just inside their half. They go through two phases and then kick for territory. The Rebels kick the ball into touch and the siren sounds. 

Its half time. 

The half time score was Reds 11 Rebels 17

The Reds kick off and we are underway with the second half. 

42.00: The Reds make a strong start to the second half and almost go over to score but when they are prevented from scoring we go back for a penalty. 

43.00: The Reds turn down the penalty kick and go for the line out. 

44.00: The Reds win the line out and go through several phases and then Karmichael Hunt slips Jake McIntyre an inside ball and he goes over to score. TRY! This is his debut match. 

46.00: O’Connor is successful with the conversion and the Reds lead again. 

49.00: Penalty to the Reds. They choose the line out again. They win the line out and try to set up the maul. 

50.00: The Reds go through the phases and they eventually stretch the Rebels defence and Lachie Turner slips off one tackle and scores. TRY! 

52.00: O’Connor takes the conversion kick and he nails it. 

53.00: Jack Debreczeni is shown a yellow card so the Rebels will be down to 14 player for 10 minutes. The Reds go for the line out which they win and they go wide. The ball slows a little but Chris Feauai-Sautia gets the ball and goes over in the corner. TRY! Bonus point. 

55.00: O’Connor takes the conversion kick and curls it in. 

60.00: The Reds are playing like a new team. They are moving the ball around at pace and they are domination possession. The Reds work the ball from one end of the field to the other but then Adam Thomson goes over in the corner but was also in touch. 

62.00: The Reds win a scrum and they go wide but then Lachie Turner cuts back in and goes over to score his second TRY! 

64.00: O’Connor slots the conversion and that is 28 unanswered points. 

66.00: Will Genia picks off an overthrown ball at the line out and he breaks. The Rebels are caught offside so the Reds get a penalty. They kick for touch and the line out. 

67.00: The Reds win the line out and drive over the line. They are held up but win a penalty for swimming up the side. The Reds go for the line out again. 

68.00: The Reds win the line out and Liam Gill scores after the line out drive. TRY! 

69.00: O’Connor adds the conversion. 

71.00: The Rebels get one back as Dom Shipperley goes over in the corner. Harris misses the converison. 

75.00: The Rebels are bouncing back. Laurie Weeks makes a break and passes off to Luke Jones who goes over to score. TRY ! Bonus point. Mike Harris drop kicks the conversion. 

79.00: The Reds get the ball to  Lolo Fakaosilea as the siren sounds. He  has a run but is caught and brought to ground. 

80.00: The siren sounds and the ball goes into touch. 

Thats it the Reds have won. 

The final score is Reds 46 (11) Rebels 29 (17)


Tries – R.Simmons, J.McIntyre, L.Turner 2. C.Feauai-Sautia, L.Gill
Pen – J.O’Connor 2
Con – J.O’Connor 5
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – S.Naivalu 2, D.Shipperley, L.Jones
Pen – M.Harris
Con – M.Harris 3
Drop –
Cards -J.Debreczeni (53rd min yellow)

Match Officials
Referee: Andrew Lees
Assistant Ref 1:James Leckie
Assistant Ref 2:Michael Hogan
TMO : Ian Smith



1. James Slipper (C) , 2. James Hanson , 3. Greg Holmes , 4. Rob Simmons (VC) , 5. James Horwill , 6. Adam Thomson , 7. Liam Gill , 8. Jake Schatz , 9. Will Genia , 10. Jake McIntyre (debut) , 11. Lachie Turner , 12. Samu Kerevi , 13. Karmichael Hunt , 14. Chris Feauai-Sautia , 15. James O’Connor

16. Andrew Ready , 17. Pettowa Paraka , 18. Sam Talakai , 19. Ed O’Donoghue , 20. Lolo Fakaosilea , 21. Nick Frisby/Scott Gale , 22. Sam Greene (potential debut) , 23. Ben Tapuai


1. Toby Smith ,2. Pat Leafa ,3. Paul Alo-Emile ,4. Luke Jones ,5. Lopeti Timani ,6. Sean McMahon ,7. Jordy Reid ,8. Scott Higginbotham (C),9. Nic Stirzaker ,10. Jack Debreczeni ,11. Sefanaia Naivalu ,12. Mitch Inman,13. Tamati Ellison,14. Dom Shipperley ,15. Mike Harris

Replacements:16. Tom Sexton ,17. Cruze Ah-Nau,18. Laurie Weeks,19. Cadeyrn Neville,20. Colby Fainga’a ,21. Luke Burgess ,22. Bryce Hegarty ,23. Tom English

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