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Superb second-half display sees Stormers beat Melbourne Rebels

Published 02/07/2016

Eben Etzebeth was on the scoresheet for the Stormers
Eben Etzebeth was on the scoresheet for the Stormers

The Stormers produced a devastating second-half display to claim an entertaining 57-31 victory over the Melbourne Rebels and move closer to a place in the Super Rugby play-offs.

Fly-half Jean-Luc du Plessis, who finished with a personal haul of 27 points, scored the Stormers' opening try and Vincent Koch, Eben Etzebeth, Nic Groom, Damian de Allende, Leolin Zas and Scarra Ntubeni also crossed.

Five of those tries came in the final 25 minutes as the South African visitors, who had been level at 31-31 on the hour mark, ran riot in the closing stages to clinch a bonus-point triumph at AAMI Park.

The battling Rebels managed scores from Sefanaia Naivalu, Ben Meehan, Jonah Placid and Jack Debreczeni - who converted all four tries and slotted over a penalty - but the Australian side were ultimately swept aside in their final home game of the season.

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