Super Rugby: Rebels Grab Late Bonus In Gallant Loss To Crusaders

Melbourne Rebels Media Release - The Rebels have gone down to Super Rugby’s most successful side the Crusaders 25-19, in a tight match at AAMI Park. With the Crusaders side amassing a total of 294 All Black caps, the Rebels knew they were in for a challenge from the get go. A scrappy game saw to a tight score line, with the Rebels gaining the bonus point for losing by less than seven points at full time. The match was dictated by mistakes early, with the Crusaders giving away a penalty within the first two minutes, allowing Jason Woodward to put the first points on the board for the home side. However the lead didn’t last long, with the Rebels giving away a series of penalties in defence that saw Tom Taylor equalise at the six minute mark. It took only moments for Woodward to kick his second penalty of th
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