The Melbourne Rebels snapped a three-game losing streak to beat the Reds on Friday.
The Will Genia-led Rebels ground out a 30-24 win in Melbourne to shore up their place at the top of the Australian conference, making the most of two Reds’ yellow cards.
Tries came from Wallabies Marika Koroibete, Dane Haylett-Petty and Tetera Faulkner, along with Anaru Rangi.
The Rebels desperately needed a win to set up the back-end of the season after an impressive start to the year faltered with three straight defeats.
“Was a good win, we had to grind it out there in some tough conditions,” said skipper Haylett-Petty.