The Reds score no less than six tries to seal a 36-20 win after they were in a commanding lead at halftime with 22-3. The end result flatters the Rebels somewhat as the Reds dominate the whole game from the start.
With the win the Reds were able to bring to an end their losing streak of a five matches away from home this season. The win means the Reds have also turned around their earlier defeat of 27-30 against the Rebels. With no Genia and Cooper the Reds put one of their better performances together this year.
With the Force and the Waratahs waiting in the next two weeks the Reds could do some other teams a huge favour if they build on this win. Both the Waratahs and Force are still in contention for play-off spots so the Reds could potentially cause a headache for them.
With a bonus point try in the bag at halftime the Reds were never going to lose this match.
Final Score Rebels 20 (3) Reds 36 (22)
Tries – L.Burgess, B.Hegarty, M.Inman
Pen – J.Woodward
Con – J.Woodward
Cards – M.Inman (29th min yellow)
Tries – L.Turner 2, M.Harris, N.Frisby 2, R.Davies
Con – M.Harris 3
Cards – L.Turner (13th min yellow)