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The Brumbies have taken a commanding 29-10 lead over the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park.

The Rebels were shocked by the Fijian Drua last week after racing out to an early lead, leaving them as the lone Australian side without a victory.

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However, they have received a major boost with Wallabies Andrew Kellaway, Jordan Uelese and Reece Hodge returning to the side.

They face a Brumbies side who are yet to taste defeat in Super Rugby Pacific, sitting second on the ladder.

Dan McKellar’s side are coming off a narrow win over the Waratahs and will be hoping to cement their status as one of the teams to beat.

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56′: Nic White is sent for ten after a cynical foul.

51′: Jahrome Brown catches the Rebels – and some teammates nabbing – as he breaks free of the 5m maul to score. Brumbies 29-10

46′: Cabous Eloff darts over from short to reduce the margin. Brumbies 24-10

43′: Tom Banks bursts away and puts the ball on the foot, with Tom Wright winning the race for his double. Brumbies 24-3

HALF-TIME: Brumbies 17-3 Rebels

36′: Nic White floats the ball over to Tom Wright for the try. Brumbies 17-3

31′: Glen Vaihu is yellow carded for a tackle in the air.

29′: Matt To’omua responds straight after the try with a penalty. Brumbies 12-3

25′: Jesse Mogg puts Tom Banks through a hole, drawing the fullback with Len Ikitau crossing untouched. Brumbies 12-0

15′: Rob Valetini beats three defenders as he barges over the line. Brumbies 7-0

3′: Reece Hodge pushes the long penalty shot to the left.

BRUMBS 29

TRIES: Valetini, Ikitau, Wright 2, Brown

CONS: Lolesio 2/5

REBEL 10

TRIES: Eloff

CONS: To’omua 1/1

TRUNK: Hodge 0/1, To’omua 1/1

REBELLIOUS: 15. Reece Hodge, 14. Andrew Kellaway, 13. Lukas Ripley, 12. Ray Nu’u, 11. Glen Vaihu, 10. Matt To’omua, 9. Joe Powell, 8. Tamati Ioane 7. Brad Wilkin, 6. Michael Wells (c), 5. Josh Canham, 4. Matt Philip, 3. Cabous Eloff, 2. Jordan Uelese, 1. Cameron Orr

RESERVES: 16. Efi Ma’afu, 17. Isaac Aedo Kailea, 18. Rhys Van Nek, 19. Ross Haylett-Petty, 20. Richard Hardwick, 21. Moses Sorovi, 22. Carter Gordon, 23. Young Tonumaipea

BRUMBS: 15. Tom Banks, 14. Tom Wright, 13. Len Ikitau, 12. Irae Simone, 11. Jesse Mogg, 10. Noah Lolesio, 9. Nic White, 8. Pete Samu, 7. Jahrome Brown, 6. Rob Valetini, 5. Tom Hooper, 4. Nick Frost, 3. Allan Alaalatoa, 2. Connal McInerney, 1. Scott Sop

RESERVES: 16. Billy Pollard, 17. James Slipper, 18. Sefo Kautai, 19. Ed Kennedy, 20. Luke Reimer, 21. Ryan Lonergan, 22. Rod Iona, 23. Chris Feauai-Sautia

Referee: Graham Cooper

Assistant Referees: Nic Berry, James Quinn

The Rebels clash with the Brumbies will be shown on Stan Sport, with coverage beginning from 7:15 pm.

Every game of the Super Rugby Pacific competition will be live and ad-free on Stan Sport, including the Blues taking on the Highlanders

Along with this, one game per week on Saturday night will be shown live across the Nine network.

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