Lions run in 35 unanswered points against the Rebels

The British and Irish Lions scored five tries on their way to a comfortable 35-0 victory over the Rebels in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The visitors scored two tries in the first half to take a 14-0 lead into the half-time break.
Scrumhalf Conor Murray darted over to score in the corner after spinning out of a tackle and Owen Farrell added the conversion to make it 7-0.

Former Crusaders wing Sean Maitland was next to score when some slick passing saw him go over for the second try which gave the Lions a healthy advantage at the break.

The Lions applied more pressure at the start of the second half and were rewarded when the impressive Sean O’Brien burst over for their third try.

That lead was extended to 28-0 when Rebels replacement Jordy Reid went offside to prevent a Lions driving maul from going over, and referee Glen Jackson responded by showing Reid a yellow card and awarding a penalty try.

The final try came from replacement scrumhalf Ben Youngs who threw a good dummy at the back of a line-out and turned on the pace to score under the poles.
Man of the match: Irish flank Sean O’Brien had another highly impressive outing, imposing himself on the Rebels at the breakdown and carrying the ball strongly.
Moment of the match: Sean Maitland’s try was the most impressive of the lot, with some great handling resulting in a good team try.
Villain of the match: None.
The scorers:
For the Rebels: None
For the British and Irish Lions: Tries: Murray, Maitland, O’Brien, penalty try, Youngs Cons: Farrell 3, Hogg 2
Yellow card: Jordy Reid (professional foul, 63 mins)


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