It was Déjà vu for the Brumbies on Friday when they build a nice lead like in round 1 against the Rebels just to loose the game after a brilliant fightback by the Rebels 29-26.
It was the Brumbies that made the better start of the two teams and put huge pressure on the Rebels.
The camped inside the Rebels twenty-two forcing a couple of penalties but the referee kept his cards in the pocket.
After a few opportunities went begging, Henry Speight went over in the corner for the Brumbies first try and the lead of 7-0 after 18 minutes.
The Rebels got on the board with a penalty from Cooper, but the Brumbies enjoyed the territory and soon was back in the Rebels red zone.
Being on a team warning the Rebels lost Coleman to the bin and the Brumbies went for an attacking lineout from the penalty.
With one man down the Rebels could not stop the drive and Folau Faingaa went over for their second try and a handy lead of 12-3.
The Rebels ended the half stronger and found them with a penalty after the hooter in the Rebels twenty two.
Going for the lineout the Brumbies again drive the Rebels back. The referee awarded a penalty after Matt Gibbon came from the side to rip the ball.
That gave the Brumbies a great lead at halftime with 19-3.
The Rebels had the perfect reply to a bad first half when Marika Koroibete got over for their first try of the match and reduce the lead to 19-8.
The Rebels really got momentum in the second half playing in the right areas on the field. It was Jack Maddocks over the line this time for the Rebels second try.
It was the Brumbies who scored next when they had a great scrum which ended with Rob Valetini going over the line for another try for the Brumbies.
The Rebels hit back with two quick tries sparked by Will Genia who scored one of the tries. This gave the Rebels the lead for the first time of match, 29-26.
The Rebels camped in the final moments of the match in the Brumbies twenty two and hold on for the win.
Tries: Jack Maddocks(70′) Will Genia(65′) Jack Maddocks(52′) Marika Koroibete(41′)
Penalties: Quade Cooper(29′)
Cons: Quade Cooper(72′) Quade Cooper(65′) Quade Cooper(54′)
Tries: Rob Valetini(60′) Folau Fainga’a(33′) Henry Speight(18′) Penalty Try
Cons: Christian Lealiifano(62′) Christian Lealiifano(19′)
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