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The Rebels and the Brumbies meet in an Australian derby in Round 12 of the 2016 Super Rugby season at the AAMI Park in Melbourneon Friday. The Rebels who have played and won all three matches that they have played against other Australian sides in the 2016 campaign, had the benefit of a bye last weekend, and a chance to recharge their batteries and work on any lingering injuries within the squad. As well as derby victories against the Force in Perth, the Reds at home in Melbourne and the Waratahs in Sydney, the Melbourne Rebels have secured bonus point wins against the Sunwolves and the Cheetahs. To leave them with a record of five wins and four losses so far this season.

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The Brumbies have played one game more than their hosts on Friday, and have won a game more. Their overall record reading six wins and four defeats After successive defeats, against the Highlanders away from home and then the Crusaders in Canberra, they bounced back to record a 23-6 victory against the Bulls in Canberra last weekend. The sides met twice in 2015, with the away team winning on each occasion. The Brumbies outscoring their hosts 2-0 tries in Melbourne, on their way to a 20-15 victory.

Posted: 28th February 2015


The only Australian derby match this weekend in Round 3 of Super Rugby 2015, takes place at AAMI Park in Melbourne between the Rebels and the Brumbies. The Rebels couldn't have been handed a tougher start to the season, than to face both finalists from 2014 in the opening two rounds of this seasons tournament. Despite the intimidating fixture list, the Melbourne Rebels pulled off one of the great victories in their history on the opening day, when they travelled to Christchurch and defeated the Crusaders by 20-10, the first time that they have won a Super Rugby match outside of Australia, Having raised the bar of expectation, the Rebels were disappointed to slip to defeat in Melbourne last weekend, when they went down to the Waratahs by 28-38. They did have the consolation of picking up a try-scoring bonus point however, for crossing the Champions line four times.

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The Brumbies have also started the season with a win and a draw, although in their case, they are extremely unfortunate that they don't have two wins to their name. An opening round six try hammering of fellow Australians the Reds, was followed by a 17-19 defeat in New Plymouth against the Chiefs, the result of a late penalty for the hosts. The Rebels won the 2014 match in Melbourne between the sides by 34-24, despite being outscored by three tries to two. A lost that was avenged by 37-10 in Canberra later in the season.

Posted: 28th March 2014


It is bottom verses top, as the Melbourne Rebels, currently the lowest ranked side in the Australian Conference, host the Brumbies, who lead the way amongst the Australian franchises, on Friday. The Brumbies who have lost just once in Super Rugby this season, are further boosted by the return of Wallaby's centre Christian Lealiifano, who will start the match on the bench, after spending the last five months rehabilitating from surgery to his right ankle, which had been carried out to adjust problems that had occurred when he had ankle reconstruction in 2012. Test centre, Tevita Kuridrani, who missed last week's home win against the Stormers, also returns to the side, which means that Andrew Smith drops to the bench, where he is joined by Conrad Hoffman who has replaced Michael Dowsett amongst the replacements. The visitors have made no changes to their forwards from the pack that started against the Stormers, for the game at AAMI Park.

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The Rebels with only one win from their four matches so far, have both Jason Woodward and Nic Stirzaker back in the starting XV. Woodward having overcome a bruised knee comes in at fullback, while Stirzaker returns after an ankle injury. Tome Kingston replaces the unfortunate Lachlan Mitchell, whose season has been ended thanks to a knee injury.

Posted: 22nd February 2013

Friday, the 22nd of February, Super Rugby continues when the Melbourne Rebels play the Brumbies in Melbourne at 19:40 local time and 08:40 GMT. The Melbourne Rebels were the team that was in the 13th spot last year when the season ended. They were only able to take home 31 points and so they had just two teams below them in the standings. Western Force came in at fourteenth and then the Lions were in fifteenth place. Right above them in 12th place were the Blues, who had taken home just one more point than the Rebels.

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As for the Brumbies, they took the seventh spot last year, with the Sharks in the sixth spot above them with 59 points, while the Brumbies were only able to earn 58. The Hurricanes were in eighth place with 57 points.

Posted: 1st June 2012

Friday, June 1st, the Melbourne Rebels and the Brumbies will meet in Melbourne for a match at 19:40 local time in the Super Rugby competition. Melbourne comes in at the fourth spot right now in the Australian Conference. They have only been able to win four games out of the twelve that they have played, and that gives them twenty nine points. The Brumbies are also in the Australian Conference, but they come in at first place with forty five points after winning seven of the twelve games they have played, and losing five.

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The other conferences include New Zealand, who has the Chiefs in the top spot with fifty three points, followed by the Crusaders and the Highlanders. As for the South African Conference, they are led by the Stormers, who precede the Bulls and the Sharks.

Tags: Super Rugby, AAMI Park, Melbourne Rebels, Brumbies, Christian Lealiifano, Tevita Kuridrani, Jason Woodward, Nic Stirzaker, Lachlan Mitchell
Posted: 13th May 2016

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