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Super Rugby: Western Force overwhelm Rebels

March 8, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — The Western Force claimed their first victory in three Super Rugby matches this season, scoring 32 first-half points to beat the Melbourne Rebels 32-7.

The Force dominated throughout, with the Rebels scoring their only points on a try after the siren had sounded from Telusa Veainu.

South African flyhalf Sias Ebersohn kicked two penalties and three conversions for the Perth-based side while captain Matt Hodgson scored a try in his 100th match for the Force.

The Force had 75 percent possession in the first 30 minutes of the match while scoring four tries.

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Scores:

Western Force 32 (Angus Cottrell, Matt Hodgson, Alby Mathewson, Luke Morahan tries; Sias Ebersohn 3 conversions, 2 penalties), Melbourne 7 (Telusa Veainu try; Bryce Hegarty conversion). HT: 32-0.

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