Melbourne Rebels

Rebels must keep composure, says McGahan

Roy Ward    A lack of composure saw Melbourne Rebels give up too many points in a tough loss to South African conference leaders, the Stormers, in Cape Town on Sunday morning.

Leafa gift cruels Rebels' chances

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Melissa Woods   The Melbourne Rebels have failed in their mission to crack their first Super Rugby win on South African soil with a 31-15 loss to the Stormers at Newlands.

Melbourne Rebels looking for wins, growth from South African tour

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Roy Ward   Rebels co-captain Scott Higginbotham says his side uses milestones and records as motivation as they seek a first win in South Africa.

Rebels look to final hurdle – winning in South Africa

Scott Higginbotham: "It's definitely a learning curve but the good thing now is that the majority of our blokes have been over there."

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels are out to get their first win in South Africa this weekend.

Rebels sign Reds hooker Hanson

"I am genuinely excited about the opportunity": James Hanson.

The Melbourne Rebels have continued to plunder the ranks of the Queensland Reds, signing hooker James Hanson.

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Melbourne Rebels forced into changes for Stormers game in Cape Town

Road to recovery: Toby Smith of the Rebels will miss the clash with the Stormers.

Roy Ward   Toby Smith, Tamati Ellison and Sefa Naivalu are all out of Melbourne Rebels side due to injury.

Rebels to treat South African tour like finals

Mike Harris of the Rebels attempts to break a tackle during the game against the Queensland Reds.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels fly to South Africa on Tuesday for a two-game tour.

Rebels look for positives before South African tour

Nic Stirzaker won't dismiss his team's finals hopes but he won't look past their next game either.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels half back Nic Stirzaker says nothing can be taken for granted in the final month of the Super Rugby season.

Reds reinvigorated by win over Rebels

Lachlan Turner of the Reds dives over to score against the Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium.

Beth Newman   A structural change has proven better than any holiday the Queensland Reds have had this season, as they posted a 46-29 win over the Melbourne Rebels.

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Investment company to buy Melbourne Rebels

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Roy Ward   Melbourne investment company Imperium Group has entered an agreement to buy Melbourne Rebels.

Melbourne Rebels bring in Sean McMahon, Tamati Ellison to face Queensland Reds

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Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels bring in senior stars to face Queensland Reds on Friday night.

Melbourne Rebels to be sold

The Melbourne Rebels are set to be privatised.

John Stensholt   The Melbourne Rebels rugby union team is set to be privatised in a deal that will see a consortium including prominent businessman Peter Sidwell take control.

Weeks returns for must-win Reds clash

Weeks said the Reds side had changed since his time up north.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels will welcome back prop Laurie Weeks for their must-win clash against Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

'Brutal' battles good for Wallabies: Fardy

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 10: Scott Fardy of the Brumbies wins lineout ball during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Brumbies at Eden Park on April 10, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton   It's a finals race which will end in heartbreak for at least one Australian team, but Test flanker Scott Fardy believes the intense battle for play-off spots will boost the Wallabies ahead of the World Cup.

Rebels lock Jones proud of record season

Melbourne Rebels' Luke Jones

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels player Luke Jones enjoys the ride as his team presses for more wins.

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Rebels refuse to be distracted ahead of Reds game

Colby Fainga'a was among the Rebels' best in the win over the Blues.

Roy Ward   Colby Fainga'a praises the Rebels' second-rowers but says team still have much to prove.

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Rebels' Higginbotham takes record in stride

Scott Higginbotham bought himself a piece of Super Rugby history when he broke the record for most tries for a forward.

Roy Ward   Scott Higginbotham says winning with mates trumps his try scoring record.

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Rebels roll Blues for bonus-point win

Dom Shipperley of the Rebels goes over for a a try against the Blues on Friday.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels put on a mature, measured performance to score a bonus-point victory over the Blues at AAMI Park on Friday night.

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More the merrier for Australian Super Rugby

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Spiro Zavos     Five Australian Super Rugby franchises strengthens the game in this country.

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Rebels not taking Blues lightly

Rebels co-captain Scott Higginbotham is preparing for a tough encounter with the Blues.

Roy Ward   Rebels name side to take on Blues on Friday night.