Agence France-PresseApril 6, 2013 08:47
The Melbourne Rebels produced a stunning form reversal to beat the Western Force 30-23 in their Super 15 rugby clash in Perth on Saturday evening.
The Rebels arrived in Perth a rabble, after a horror tour of South Africa. Thrashed 64-7 by the Sharks and 34-16 by the Cheetahs, the Rebels also endured off-field problems with two players sent home early, Kurtley Beale and Cooper Vuna, after a drunken altercation.
However, they bounced back to notch their second win of the season, both coming against the hapless Force, who paid the price for a slow start.