Rebels score first win of the season

The Melbourne Rebels played the last 11 minutes with 14 men but held on for their first win of the Super Rugby AU campaign with a 10-7 victory over the Western Force at Perth Oval.

Unconverted tries from Lachlan Anderson and Joe Powell either side of halftime proved enough to secure the victory even after Ross Haylett-Petty had been shown a red card in the 69th minute for a dangerous tackle.

The Force had got their first win in two seasons of the competition -- and a first in Super Rugby since 2017 -- last week but their core of test veterans from around the world were unable to inspire a repeat.


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