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Gareth Delve named as Rebels captain

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve has become the first foreign player to be named captain of an Australian Super Rugby team, with the Melbourne Rebels this morning making the announcement.

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Ewen McKenzie 'blessed’ in captaincy choices

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Rupert Guinness With Wallabies captain Ben Mowen set to move overseas, the question is who will lead Australia against France in June and beyond to the World Cup next year.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  Kurtley Beale of the Waratahs runs the ball during the Super Rugby trial match between the Waratahs and the Blues at Allianz Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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Kurtley Beale signs with Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson The Wallabies playmaker and former Rebel has signed a one-year deal with the Waratahs, returning to the club at which he made his Super Rugby debut six years ago.

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With amigos like these ...

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Andrew Webster SOMEONE had to say something.

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Higginbotham laments ban

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Melissa Woods Suspended Wallaby backrower Scott Higginbotham says his omission from Australia's four-match European tour has been hard to swallow.

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Higginbotham regrets missing tour

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Stathi Paxinos Scott Higginbotham says he regrets kneeing and head-butting All Black Richie McCaw.

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Hooker set to make history

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Rugby Union Melbourne Rebels hooker Shota Horie set to become first Japanese in the Super Rugby.

Sharpe claims players' award

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Brisbane He may have been on a fishing trip, but retired Wallabies captain hooks another award.

Rookie Rebels fullback out for six weeks

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Young Melbourne Rebels fullback Jason Woodward has been ruled out for six weeks after injuring a tendon in his finger at Super Rugby pre-season training.

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Cheika resists co-captain fad

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Ben Horne NSW coach Michael Cheika says he is a traditionalist and won't be naming co-captains at the Waratahs for the upcoming season.

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Rebels ace sidelined by finger injury

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Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels' pre-season takes a knock with Jason Woodward being ruled out for six weeks.

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Beale 'super keen' for action

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Wallabies star Kurtley Beale will play his first match of the year when he starts at five-eighth for the Melbourne Rebels in Saturday's Super Rugby trial against the Hurricanes in Geelong.

Beale ready for the Rebels after rest from gruelling season

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WALLABIES star Kurtley Beale will play his first match of the year when he starts at five-eighth for the Melbourne Rebels in Saturday's Super Rugby trial against the Hurricanes in Geelong.

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Rebels pick Welsh star as new skipper

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Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve the first foreign player named captain of an Australian Super Rugby team.

Rebels name Welshman Delve as leader but offsider yet to emerge

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Stathi Paxinos GARETH DELVE has become the first foreign player to be named captain of an Australian Super Rugby team after being appointed to lead the Melbourne Rebels.

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Cut won't keep O'Connor out of opener

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STATHI PAXINOS JAMES O'CONNOR is expected to be fit for the Melbourne Rebels' season opener against Western Force despite the Wallabies star suffering a bad gash to his bottom lip that required 18 stitches during...

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Big season: Melbourne Rebels' Welsh captain Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve won't forget where the Rebels have come from.

He's the Beale deal: Phipps

Dangerous pair: Kurtley Beale and Nick Phipps

Stathi Paxinos Rebels half-back Nick Phipps adjusting to presence of two Wallabies backs.