Reds return back to winning ways with 19-3 win over Rebels

James O'Connor kicked two penalties for Reds
James O'Connor kicked two penalties for Reds

Reds 19-3 Rebels, Suncorp Stadium

Queensland Reds returned back to winning ways as they went on to defeat Melbourne Rebels 19-3 in the seventh round of Super Rugby AU at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

This is Reds' third win from six games as they move to second place in the table while Rebels are at fourth place.

Matt Toomua started the proceedings with an eighth minute penalty goal but Reds responded back strong with Jordan Petaia going over the line after good work in scrum from Taniela Tupou.

The Reds doubled their tally around the half-hour mark when Brandon Paenga-Amosa dotted down following an offload from Filipo Daugunu. James O'Connor was spot on with the conversion as the teams finished the first half with a 14-3 scoreline.

Rebels thought they scored but Isi Naisarani was tackled by Tate McDermott as the gap between the two teams remained 11 for the entire third quarter.

As the 70th minute kicked off, Reds were down to 14-men as Paenga-Amosa was yellow-carded but despite the setback Hamish Stewart scored a 73rd minute try to complete a 16-point victory.

Rebels will have a bye in the eighth round while Reds will lock on with Western Force next on 21st August.