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Scott Higginbotham laments loss of Rebels' Hugh Pyle to French club

Hugh Pyle.

He hasn't worn the Wallabies jersey but the departure of lock Hugh Pyle will leave a big hole in Australian rugby, according to Melbourne Rebels skipper Scott Higginbotham.

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Melbourne Rebels have a month to turn season around: Scott Higginbotham

'A lot of work to do': Scott Higginbotham.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels skipper Scott Higginbotham has set his team the task of turning around its season within the next month.

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Rebels can cover the loss of Kurtley Beale and James O'Connor: Scott Higginbotham

Scott Higginbotham.

Melissa Woods The Melbourne Rebels believe they can cover the loss of star duo Kurtley Beale and James O'Connor for the 2014 Super Rugby season.

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Scott Higginbotham named Melbourne Rebels captain

Scott Higginbotham

The orders for Rebels skipper Scott Higginbotham from new Melbourne coach Tony McGahan are simple: more of the same please.

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Rebels call up Neville for Force clash

Cadeyrn Neville returns to the Rebels' starting side.

Lock Caderyn Neville has broken into the Melbourne Rebels starting side as they look to stop the Western Force blitz in their Good Friday Super Rugby clash at AAMI Park.

Rebels v Force

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

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Melbourne Rebels have a score to settle with Western Force

Handy inclusion: Cadeyrn Neville will start for the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels remember the last time they played the Western Force all too well.

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Gutsy Rebels fall short to Chiefs

Sam Cane of the Chiefs is tackled.

Melbourne's quest for their first Super Rugby win overseas continues, but they gained more respect after the fast-finishing Rebels were shaded 22-16 by two-time defending Super Rugby champions, the...

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Melbourne Rebels keen to break through on foreign soil

Melbourne Rebels at training

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rebels were desperate to claim their first win outside Australia when they meet the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday after another disappointing narrow loss against the Highlanders, captain...

Chiefs v Rebels

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Highlanders v Rebels

Highlanders flanker Shane Christie gets a pass away.

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Friday 5.35pm (AEDT)

Melbourne Rebels make four changes for Highlanders clash

Colby Fainga'a

The Melbourne Rebels have made four changes to their starting line-up to face the Highlanders in their Super Rugby clash in Dunedin on Friday night.

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Luckless Rebels lose to Highlanders

Rebels fullback Angus Woodward scored 20 points.

The Melbourne Rebels' quest for their first Super Rugby win abroad has fallen tantalisingly short, with a 33-30 loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Rebels v Brumbies

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEDT)

Super Rugby: Melbourne Rebels v ACT Brumbies

Live: Brumbies v Rebels.

David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies take on the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park. Join David Polkinghorne as he brings you all the action live, from 7.40pm (AEST).

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Rebels dump Luke Burgess to bench

Benched: former Wallabies halfback Luke Burgess.

The Melbourne Rebels have dumped former Wallaby halfback Luke Burgess to the bench among six changes for Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Brumbies following their thrashing by the Waratahs.

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Waratahs v Rebels

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Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Friday 7.40pm (AEDT)

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Waratahs attack clicks into top gear in emphatic win over Melbourne Rebels

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson When coaches start characterising losses as blessings in disguise, alarm bells ring. But for the Waratahs this week it appears an early-season spanking in Canberra was just what the doctor ordered.

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Waratahs itching to get back on track against Rebels after Brumbies reality check

Pack reshuffle: Waratah's second-rower Kane Douglas will be partnered by Will Skelton.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs' ambitions for a top two finish this season have not been blunted by a rude reminder they may not yet be as red-hot as they think they are.

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Rebels aim to lift for Crusaders' clash

Locked and loaded: Hugh Pyle.

Melbourne Rebels lock Hugh Pyle says a brutal match-review session has left the players in no doubt about what's required in Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Crusaders.