Hybrid Rugby

Melbourne Super Rugby franchise the Rebels have completed their Super Rugby pre-season with an 85-0 warm up match against Samoa at AAMI Park.

The Rebels ran in eleven unanswered tries ahead of their Super Rugby opening match against the Force.

Fielding a near full-strength team, after the late withdrawal of Luke Jones following the birth of his first daughter in the morning, the Rebels scored 13 unanswered tries in front of 6,205 spectators.

“It was a fantastic hit out for us,” Rebels Head Coach Tony McGahan said post-match. “It was the first time that a lot of our players have played minutes this year, great to get some combinations and great to get on the paddock for a good 15 v 15 with a lot of our key players playing.

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