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Rebels down Sunwolves for second straight Super Rugby win

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The reinforced Melbourne Rebels won their second straight Super Rugby match on Saturday as Jack Maddocks claimed a hat-trick of tries against the injury-hit Sunwolves in Tokyo. The Rebels, bolstered by key off-season signings including Wallabies scrum-half Will Genia, scored five tries and a penalty try,
The reinforced Melbourne Rebels won their second straight Super Rugby match on Saturday as Jack Maddocks claimed a hat-trick of tries against the injury-hit Sunwolves in Tokyo.
The Rebels, bolstered by key off-season signings including Wallabies scrum-half Will Genia, scored five tries and a penalty try, beating the Japanese side 37-17.
Rising star Maddocks scored the opening try for the Rebels after an excellent run on the left flank at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium.
The Melbourne side swiftly extended the lead as No. 8 Amanaki Mafi dived over for a try while the conversion was just missed.
The Sunwolves, cheered on by the local crowd, struck back as Ryoto Nakamura booted a penalty, narrowing the gap to 10-3.
The Japanese side levelled the match 10-10 after William Tupou intercepted the ball and crossed for an easy try, followed by the conversion just before half-time.

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