Melbourne Rebels players celebrate after defeating the Auckland Blues. AAP Image/Joe Castro


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Sharks Vs. Melbourne Rebels

2013 Super Rugby Tournament , 24 March, 2013

Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Sharks 64 defeated Melbourne Rebels 7
Sharks Melbourne Rebels
10 TRIES 1
0/0 DROP GOAL 0/0
Top scorers:
  • Sharks - Ludik
  • L 10pts (2T)*
Important moments:
  • Sharks took the lead at the 7 min. mark 1st half
  • O'Connor, J (MELB) conversion at the 69 min. mark 2nd half
Referee: L vd Merwe
Touch judges: J Peyper & R Rossouw

Round six of the 2013 Super Rugby season sees a showdown between South African powerhouse the Sharks and relative newcomers Melbourne Rebels at Kings Park. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 2.05am AEDT.

The Sharks have been solid so far this season, chalking up victories over the Cheetahs, Stormers and Southern Kings while only tasting defeat against the unbeaten Brumbies.

While the Sharks boast the likes of Springbok backs Lwaza Mvovo, Odwa Undangane and Patrick Lambie, the side have struggled for tries this season and have often fallen victim to their own overcomplications on the field.

Coming off the 29-10 loss to the Brumbies, Sharks management are asking the players to deliver ‘a performance we can be proud of’.

Whether this will yield more five-pointers or not we will only learn once the first whistle blows.

Melbourne Rebels have only one win to their name so far this season, a round one defeat of a lacklustre Western Force outfit.

While the Rebels have seen the return from injury of James O’Connor they have not been able to convert their potential on paper into success on the field.

This week should see the return of captain Gareth Delve and one of the main finishers for the Rebels, NRL convert and two-time Wallaby Cooper Vuna.

While the Rebels haven’t been firing on all cylinders this season the will be hoping to get back on track with a win over the Sharks, but this will be no mean feat at a packed Kings Park against a Sharks side looking for a big win with lots of tries.

I can’t see the Rebels pack, even with the hopeful return of Delve, overcoming the Sharks forwards who will look to destroy the Australian outfit at the breakdown and unleash their flying backs out wide.

Sorry Melbourne fans but I have the Sharks winning this one by more than seven.

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  • 7:07am
    Charging Rhino said | 7:07am | ! Report

    Sharks are going to win this competition this year. You wait and see….
    Bismark still needs to come back to bulk up that pack, plus Alberts and Deysel!! And Whitehead in at cover for 12.

    1 bad game against the Brumbies last week doesn’t make a bad team, it signals a Wake Up call.

    LionHeart Daniel was suburb again tonight.

  • 6:04am
    Royce Strauss said | 6:04am | ! Report

    Do the Rebels know this is the professional era? James O’connor, such hype. Where was your swiss medication now mate?

  • 3:59am
    Hightackle said | 3:59am | ! Report

    Bad luck Rebels.
    Pipped at the post again.
    I think the best thing is to change everyones positions again for next week.

  • 3:51am
    Hightackle said | 3:51am | ! Report

    We need new refs becuz these guys stink.

  • 3:46am
    Hightackle said | 3:46am | ! Report


  • 3:42am
    Felix said | 3:42am | ! Report

    They are killing rugby by removing the physicality which is what makes rugby rugby,just run up & over the tackler & chances are you will get a penalty your way,its going to become like that ”moffie” sport called soccer.

  • 3:42am
    Hightackle said | 3:42am | ! Report

    Whats the record margin in Super rugby?

  • 3:39am
    Hightackle said | 3:39am | ! Report


  • 3:35am
    Hightackle said | 3:35am | ! Report

    Come on Rebels. Ive got $10 on 80 and under.

  • Roar Guru

    biltongbek said | 3:35am | ! Report

    Players need to use those weight belts the divers use.

    If they heavy and slow enough, there won’t be any lifting.

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