(Reuters) – The Queensland Reds stored up their 100% begin to the Tremendous Rugby AU season by beating the Melbourne Rebels 44-19 to safe a bonus-point victory on Saturday.
Prop ahead Taniela Tupou scored two tries whereas Hunter Paisami, Fraser McReight, Jock Campbell and Joshua Flook additionally went over for the guests as they made it six wins out of six and reclaimed high place within the standings from the ACT Brumbies.
Captain James O’Connor kicked 4 conversions and two penalties within the runaway win.
“We had a extremely large emphasis on doing the easy issues proper in right now’s sport,” O’Connor mentioned.
Frank Lomani, Reece Hodge and Michael Wells scored tries for the Rebels, however they had been all the time up in opposition to it after going 24-0 down inside the primary 20 minutes.
Tupou and Paisami scored within the first 5 minutes, the second strive being the primary of two intercepts within the sport.
Tupou acquired his second strive with a formidable dash down the road and got here near a hat-trick earlier than being changed within the second half.
The Rebels did supply hope of a comeback as they introduced the rating again to 24-14 at halftime however they had been rapidly outgunned once more after the interval.
Fiji worldwide Lomani’s first begin for the Rebels proved one in all their excessive factors as he scored and arrange their different two tries with line breaks.
The Reds meet the Brumbies in a table-topping sport subsequent weekend.
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