The Queensland Reds have narrowly defeated the Melbourne Rebels 23-21 in a dour contest at Lang Park on Friday night, albeit one with a thrilling conclusion.
- Handling errors from both sides and two second half tries from Alex Mafi were enough for the Reds to mount a late comeback
- Matt To’omua missed a straight-forward penalty for the Rebels that could have given them the win at the death
- The match was marred by penalties and handling errors from both sides
In a match littered with penalties — 32 in all — and numerous handling errors from both sides, two second-half tries from Alex Mafi were enough for the Reds to mount a late comeback.
The Reds not only survived the second half sending off of Feao Fotuaika, but finally began…