Rebels move to sixth after beating Force

2015-03-14 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The Rebels beat the Force in their Australian derby Super Rugby clash in Perth yesterday, winning 21-17 after leading 15-7 at half-time.

The Rebels scored two tries through fullback Mike Harris and wing Dom Shipperley. Harris was also on target with a conversion and three penalties for a personal haul of 16 points.

The Force replied with tries by scrumhalf Alby Mathewson and prop Tetera Faulkner. Fullback Luke Burton added both conversions and a penalty.

The Rebels picked up four points for their victory and moved to second spot in the Australian Conference and sixth in the overall log.

In next weekend’s action, the Rebels host the Lions in Melbourne on Friday, while the Force travel to Loftus Versfeld to play the Bulls on Saturday.

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