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The Brumbies grabbed their easiest win of the 2014 Super Rugby season by running over the top of the Melbourne Rebels 37-10 at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

After enduring a horrible tour of South Africa, the Brumbies got their season back on track with a victory that moves them into the top six.

The Brumbies started well, grabbing two early tries, and they consistently put phases together to build pressure that the Rebels' defensive line had no answer for.

The Rebels attack was not too flash either and they made simple mistakes, with four handling errors in the first 20 minutes.

That led to another try to the Brumbies, this time a scoot from Nic White from the back of the ruck seeing Matt Toomua cross over after some nice support play.

The Brumbies were all over the Rebels and got the bonus-point try after 32 minutes when Scott Sio muscled his way over the line.

The only thing going the Rebels' way was Christian Leali'ifano's goal kicking, but he converted only one of his team's first four tries.

Tony McGahan's half-time speech seemed to make no impact on the visitors as the Brumbies found gaping holes in their defence after the break, with Sam Carter making the most of his opportunity to extend the margin to 29 points.

Eventually, the Rebels started to get some attacking phases together through enjoying plenty of possession.

They were putting the Brumbies' scrums under pressure, leading to a yellow card to Ben Alexander and then finally a try through captain Scott Higginbotham.

But in the end the Brumbies were too good as they climbed to second in the Australian conference, while the Rebels were left to rue errors and their poor defence in a dismal performance.


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