Rebels beat Western Force in Super Rugby extra time

By AP Time of article published Jul 31, 2020

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The Melbourne Rebels - through Isi Naisarani - secured a super-time victory over the Western Force on Friday. Photo:

SYDNEY – Australia No. 8 Isi Naisarani scored the match-winning try in the second minute of extra time Friday to give the Melbourne Rebels a 25-20 win over the Western Force in Super Rugby Australia.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Force.

Both teams had a chance to break the 20-20 deadlock. A penalty kick by Force flyhalf Jono Lance went wide of the posts with five minutes left before a 60-meter strike by Rebels fullback Reece Hodge after the full-time siren fell short.

The teams were level 10-10 at halftime.

The first-place ACT Brumbies, winners of all three Super Rugby Australia matches, host the Queensland Reds in the other weekend match on Saturday.

The New South Wales Waratahs have a weekend bye.

Associated Press (AP)

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