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    Rebels vs Jaguares

    Super Rugby, 14 April, 2018

    AAMI Park
    Fulltime - Rebels 22, Jaguares 25
    Rebels   Jaguares
    22 FINAL SCORE 25
    3 TRIES 3
    2 CONVERSION KICKS 2
    1 PENALTY GOALS 2
    0 DROP GOALS 0
     
     
    Referee: Nic Berry
    Touch judges: Graham Cooper &
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    The Rebels will look to continue their strong run at the top of the Australian conference when they take on the Jaguares in Melbourne. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 3:15pm (AEST).

    The Melbourne-based Rebels have made a superb start to the 2018 Super Rugby season, and while questions remain about whether they will be able to hang with the top New Zealand and South African teams come finals time, they are sitting top of the Australian conference for now.

    Their form, to be fair, has dropped off a little in the last few weeks, with the gap at the top of the table closing to just a single bonus point with the Waratahs moving in behind.

    The Rebels might have four from six on the board and be fresh off a bye, but their last outing saw them thumped at home by the Hurricanes, with the New Zealand side running a half-century of points up.

    The defence on display from the Rebels was at times pitiful against the ‘Canes, but doesn’t show where they have been at for the rest of the season, nor does it reflect their high standing.

    A week off might have been exactly what the Melbourne outfit needed, but this game against a struggling Jaguares will be a good chance to build some form.

    They sit last in the South African conference with just two wins from their seven games played and with no bonus points to their name (the only team in the entire competition without one), it hasn’t been a plasent start ot the year.

    They have, at times, been competitive in their losses, but their defence has major issues, as evidenced in their last start loss to the Crusaders.

    Letting in 40 points was far from ideal, but doing it at home is almost unforgivable. Now having to travel away from home on a short turnaround, this could be a tough afternoon for the Jaguares.

    Prediction
    The Rebels have been very solid so far this season and it’s extremely difficult to see them losing at home to the Argentinian outfit.

    Rebels by 21.

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    • 7:12pm
      Rugby101 said | 7:12pm | ! Report

      How does Thought Without A Substantiation defend a 5500 crowd? Oh wait, I can see it now..” well its a typically low crowd for a fixture in the second week of April in the first year of a new Coach”, or more likely, “it’s not true, it’s fake news! Hillary made it up!

    • 9:34am
      Stu B said | 9:34am | ! Report

      We all expect far to much from this team, sold for 1 dollar ( twice ). Banker Cline recognises value when he sees it.

    • 11:18pm
      Val said | 11:18pm | ! Report

      For all his faults both the Rebels and the Brumbies need a No10 who can spark life into an attack and add some unpredictability. Their current No10’s are simply not up to Super Rugby standard!

      Yes Quade Cooper may be a risk but if they continue to play with the current No10’s there will be a slow (or even a fast) slide down the table and out of contention.

      It must be a thought for the two coaches!!!

    • 10:00pm
      mothy said | 10:00pm | ! Report

      What a joke of a crowd!

      • 11:51am
        Melburnian said | 11:51am | ! Report

        Rebels / SR have got to stop scheduling games mid-afternoon, it’s proven not to work. Yesterday was the first day of the Victorian community rugby season so I would expect many players were out with their clubs and would only have attend the game if it was played in the evening. That said, the extreme weather event that hit Melbourne yesterday probably had an effect on attendance too. Richmond only drew 30,000 to their AFL game at the MCG – who’d want to sit in a stand with the rain coming in sideways, hail showers and a three degree windchill.

        Switch games back to 19:45 kick off on Friday and get better attendance. Even last year when the Rebels were truly rubbish, they drew 8,000+ on a Friday night.

        Rebels need a better fly half. Debreczini missed from right in front yesterday, which if he’d kicked would have meant they could have stolen the win in the 80th minute by just kicking the goal. I don’t think Quade is the answer BTW.

      • 5:18pm
        On the Ball said | 5:18pm | ! Report

        A crowd of just 5538!!! They need to move The Rebels to Perth!!!

    • Roar Guru

      5:52pm
      Nobrain said | 5:52pm | ! Report

      At least the ref had the same colors of shirt of team he played for.

    • 5:25pm
      Malo said | 5:25pm | ! Report

      The magical NZ side acclaimed by Brett McKay gets dusted at home. The March champions.

    • Roar Rookie

      5:21pm
      Huw Tindall said | 5:21pm | ! Report

      Oh boy. It’s a long season lads. Take the draw. Sure 1 BP for the loss within 7 and only 2 for a draw but still. Tahs are only 2 points behind on the log!

    • 5:21pm
      ThugbyFab said | 5:21pm | ! Report

      As the Irish would say, “Whale Oil Beef Hooked”. The Rebels played tough solid rugby in the 1st half but in the 2nd half they played like they only met each other this morning. Genia and Hardwick went off and the Rebels were like sheep without a shepherd. The Jaguares went all out and won the match and should be applauded for taking out a hard match after all their travel woes.

      The Rebels midfield looks toothless for mine, even with a glut of possession from their piggies there was no spark in attack to worry the Los Jaguares backline. Perhaps the coach should consider trialling J.Maddocks as reserve #10 as Jack Debreczeni without W.Genia lining him up looked lost and slow.

      I was OK with going for the win on that 80th min penalty except they should have taken a lineout (NO maul) as scrum and Argentina rugby are synonyms.

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