(of troops) come together again in order to continue fighting after a defeat or dispersion.
De Montfort's troops rallied and drove back the king's infantry
recover or cause to recover in health, spirits, or poise.
she floundered for a moment, then rallied again
drive in a rally.
However, Gareth has rallied in Ireland in recent times, so he is certainly familiar with pace note asphalt rallies.
subject (someone) to good-humored ridicule; tease.
he rallied her on the length of her pigtail