The sixth round of the Australian Super Rugby was played with an entertaining duel between Rebels and Brumbies on Friday and a surprising result on Saturday between Waratahs and Reds.
REBELS 30-12 BRUMBIES (Friday)
With a somewhat impactful first half, Rebels managed to cut Canberra’s run of nine consecutive victories and remain firmly among the top positions in the standings. Great game from Hodge, Naisarani and Toomua, although the team in general performed very well both in defense and attack. The tries for Melbourne’s came from Reece Hodge (3 and 23 ‘), Brad Wilkin (16’) and Jordan Uelese (38 ‘), while Toomua contributed ten points with his foot (two penalties and two conversions) . On the side of Brumbies, who remains the only leader of the contest, it was Joe Powell (18 ‘) and Will Miller (80’) who supported the ball on the ingoal, in addition to Bayley Kuenzle (20 ‘) added two goals with his kick.
WARATAHS 45-12 REDS (Saturday)
Reds had the illusion of getting closer to the leader, Brumbies, but his desire before starting the game quickly collided with reality. The local had a devastating first half for a 38-0 run. The streak was extended in the complement with two other tries to bring the difference to 45-0. The Queensland team was unrecognizable and discounted in the 53rd minute (try by Jack Hardy) and on time (try and conversion by James O’Connor). The local tries were by Jake Gordon three times (10 ‘, 17’, 27 ‘), Jack Maddocks (24’), Alex Newsome (35 ‘) and Tom Horton (52’).