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Rebels outclassed in Super 15's 1st round

Rebels outclassed in Super 15's 1st round

The first-year Melbourne Rebels were the only team to be outclassed in the first round of Super 15 rugby, signaling how far the team has to come in its debut season.
The Rebels lost 43-0 to New South Wales in a match that also highlighted the quality of the Waratahs, who may be the strongest of Australia's five teams.
But strong performances by other underdogs produced a series of close matches on Friday and Saturday.
Otago set the tone when it upset Wellington 14-9, Auckland shocked Canterbury 24-22, the ACT Brumbies beat Waikato 28-20 and the defending champions Bulls beat the Lions 24-20.
The largest margin of victory was a 24-9 win for South Africa's Sharks over their compatriots, the Cheetahs.


Updated : 2021-10-20 22:40 GMT+08:00