The Australian teams Rebels and Waratahs went head to head in a Super Rugby clash at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney with the Melbourne outfit winning 21-17 in a fast paced intense encounter. The first half belonged to the visitors as they did most of the running in this period. A penalty was given to the Victoria franchise two minutes in and was successfully taken by Jack Debreczeni.
Eight minutes later, a penalty was given to the Tahs which was scored by Bernard Foley making the score 3-3 after just 11 minutes of play. The away side replied by scoring the first try of the match after Debreczeni received a wide ball dummy in the 20th minute making the score 8-3. The Melbourne team did not stop there and scored yet another try when Toby Smith finished after receiving the ball from a string of passes through wide play.
Another penalty was given to Tony McGahan’s men in the 30th minute which was scored by Jack Debreczeni yet again making the score 18-3. Just before the end of the half they were given another penalty which helped stretch their lead to 21-3. The Sydneysiders showed a better display in the second half compared to their quiet first half.
They scored their first try in the 51st minute through Jack Dempsey after a line out. Foley added to the score with a conversion making the score 21-10. With just 10 minutes to go, the New South Welshmen scored a try from Matt Carraro which was converted by Foley making the score 21-17, putting pressure on the McGahan’s men in the finishing stages of the match.
However they did not score any more after that and the match was won by the Melburnians making it their first victory in Sydney in Super Rugby.