referring to 68 mins: Blues 53 Rebels 1863 mins: Blues 53 Rebels 18TRY!
FULLTIME – Blues 56 Rebels 1875 mins: Blues 56 Rebels 18THREE!
HALFTIME – Blues 25 Rebels 1538 mins: Blues 25 Rebels 15INTERCEPT TRY!
15 mins: Blues 3 Rebels 7Brilliant attacking play from the Blues’ outside backs, bamboozling the Rebels’ defence with some impressive footwork and passes.
58 mins: Blues 46 Rebels 18TRY!
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Blues rout Rebels in Super Rugby opener
Related Content As it happened: Rebels v Blues, Super Rugby opener Crusaders with six new faces for Super Rugby opener Video Blues rout Rebels in Super Rugby openerThey used the boot to win territory and possession while undermining the confidence of the Rebels and then they switched to ball in hand attack after they had inflicted the initial damage.
BLUES 56 REBELS 18Video will play in Play now Don’t auto playNever auto playBLUES 56 REBELS 18Feet need to be kept firmly on the ground and thoughts of a Blues’ revival put on hold for now for, but it will be hard after the Blues opened their campaign with a thumping Super Rugby win.
Blues 56 (P. Manu, M. Duffie, R.Ioane (3), A. Pulu, M. Nanai tries; I.
They scored a record number of points in Australia and annihilated the Rebels the way only good teams can.
The Blues, given their recent away record, would have been just to have come home with the win.
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Rebels thrashed by Blues in Super Rugby opener
A spirited first-half performance will be a distant memory for the Melbourne Rebels, as they were thrashed 56-18 by the Auckland Blues in tonight’s Super Rugby opener.
The Blues drew first blood after dominating possession in the opening five minutes, West kicking a penalty from 40m out.
Ioane crossed for his second six minutes later, leaving four Rebels defenders in his wake as he ran 40m to score.
The lead changed five times in the first 40 minutes, as both sides played enterprising rugby with splashes of Round One rust.
Reece Hodge’s early second half penalty was immediately nullified by a dashing Pulu try.
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