7 Apr 2013

Rebels too good for Force

9:00 am on 7 April 2013

The Melbourne Rebels have snapped a five-game losing streak with a 30-23 Super Rugby triumph over the Western Force in Perth.

The Rebels opened up a 15-0 lead inside 20 minutes, but had to hold off a fierce Force fightback to secure their second win of the season and jump off the bottom of the Australian conference.

Winger Jason Woodward scored a brace, including a beautiful chip-and-chase try in the 70th minute, while Hugh Pyle and winger Richard Kingi also went over for the visitors in the bonus-point win.