Rebels stun Brumbies

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iol spt mar28 Rebels-Brumbies Getty Images The Melbourne Rebels recorded a stunning upset against an undisciplined ACT Brumbies side in their Super Rugby encounter. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Melbourne - Laser-sharp fullback Jason Woodward scored a second half try in a 27-point haul to fire the Melbourne Rebels to a stunning 32-24 upset of an undisciplined ACT Brumbies side in their Super Rugby match in Melbourne on Friday.

The lowly Rebels appeared destined to slump to their fourth straight loss after a fumbling start had them 10-3 down at half-time, but Woodward barged through a clutch of defenders in the 58th minute to touch down in the left corner and draw the home side level at 17-17.

Inside centre Mitch Inman added a second try for the Rebels 11 minutes later before Woodward slotted his sixth penalty, and fifth after halftime, to seal the match with a minute left.

Fullback Jesse Mogg scored a try for the visitors in the second minute, with winger Robbie Coleman adding another three minutes from the final hooter as the Brumbies lost their first game in five matches. – Reuters


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