Kings late show breaks Rebels

By on April 13, 2013

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Elation … Southern Kings avid players have a good time after the final-gasp win. Supply: News Limited

The Melbourne Rebels had their first Super Rugby win over a South African staff stolen at the loss of life with a container goal after fulltime giving the Southern Kings a 30-27 victory at AAMI Park.

The Rebels held the lead 27-20 with less than 5 minutes final Alternatively The Kings levelled via a remodeled try, scored by way of flanker Wimpie van der Walt.




Ged Robinson 26′ Ronald Cooke 9′
Angus Roberts 39′ Shaun Venter 15′
Mitch Inman Fifty Three’ Wimpie van der Walt Seventy Seven’




James O’Connor 27′ Demetri Catrakilis 10′
James O’Connor Forty’ Demetri Catrakilis Sixteen’
James O’Connor Fifty 4′ Demetri Catrakilis Seventy Seven’




James O’Connor 32′ Demetri Catrakilis 34′
James O’Connor 46′ Demetri Catrakilis Fifty Six’


Drop Objectives


Demetri Catrakilis Eighty’

It gave the look of the sport would lead to a 27-27 deadlock which might have been the Kings’ 2nd in per week after drawing with the Brumbies.

instead the home facet suffered a much more painful destiny as 5-eighth Demetri Catrakilis slotted a drop intention to secure the win.

Rebels show Damien Hill praised his avid gamers However mentioned such losses may no longer be tolerated.

“The message to a lot of our players is that close to enough is nowhere close to excellent enough,” Hill stated.

“i will’t fault the guys’ effort However there is also a level of execution required at this degree if you are going to be competitive and that used to be definitely a Recreation We Can have to have obtained.”

The Rebels made existence difficult for themselves because the clock wound down.

They misplaced flanker Jordy Reid to a yellow card a minute previous to the are trying via the usage of van der Walt after repeated personnel infringements.

Melbourne’s season looked to be again on the right track after their shuttle to South Africa, where they suffered two heavy losses and off-box drama.

Rebels flanker Scott Higginbotham mentioned his crew “dominated the whole sport” and put their late falter right down to inexperience.

“We Will need to have won and you will find on the boys’ faces how disillusioned they’re,” he mentioned.

The Rebels fought once more from 14-Zero down early on to hit the lead throughout the 44th minute.

They under no circumstances must had been in that position as they dominated territory and possession Alternatively a extreme error price cruelled a large number of attacking probabilities.

Both of the Kings’ first-1/2 of tries bought right here towards the run of play and uncovered some flimsy Rebels defence as winger Ronnie Cooke and halfback Shaun Venter scored easily.

However momentum began to shift the home aspect’s method and a telling second acquired right here late within the first 1/2 when skipper, Wallaby Scott Higginbotham, declined a shot at penalty function three times to move for a are attempting.

They got the big reward they’d been after with playmaker James O’Connor sending the ball to winger Jason Woodward, with substitute fullback Angus Roberts diving across in the nook.

O’Connor’s conversion locked up the rankings at 17-17.

An O’Connor penalty early inside the 2nd half of gave the house facet the lead for the primary time, which they extended via centre Mitch Inman as he scored his first try in 39 Super Rugby fits.

But The 10-level lead failed to show sufficient as Catrakilis closed the opening via a penalty previous to van der Walt’s late effort. Activity Data

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