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Melbourne Rebels

Canberra Vikings cling to NRC finals hopes after being beaten by Melbourne Rising

CHRIS DUTTON The Canberra Vikings are in danger of being bundled out of NRC finals contention.

Luke Burgess lowers eyes as Melbourne Rising aims high

Luke Burgess in action for Melbourne Rising.

CHRIS DUTTON Forgotten Wallaby Luke Burgess has put any thoughts of a Test recall on the backburner.

Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels chief Rob Clarke hopes to secure private ownership deal

Melbourne Rebels at training.

STATHI PAXINOS Melbourne Rebels chief executive Rob Clarke is hopeful Super Rugby’s cellar dwellers could have new owners before the start of next season.

Rugby Union

Rebels laid low, still looking for the heights

STATHI PAXINOS The Melbourne Rebels season is not going as well as Tamati Ellison would have hoped but, even the prospect of an end-of-season tour to South Africa where the Rebels are yet to win a game, can dampen his enthusiasm.

Rugby Union

Retiring Melbourne Rebel Lachlan Mitchell has no bitterness at being cut from 2015 list

Lachlan Mitchell with teammate Jason Woodward.

STATHI PAXINOS Lachlan Mitchell may not have believed he would fulfil his childhood dream of becoming a professional rugby player until he did it, but the foundation player for Australia’s youngest Super Rugby team is satisfied with what he achieved in the time that he was there.

Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels slump to another heavy loss as Reds dominate

Beau Robinson of the Reds on the charge.

STATHI PAXINOS The Melbourne Rebels' season of promise has been blown apart after they suffered their third consecutive heavy loss with the Queensland Reds dominating Friday night's game at AAMI Park winning 36-20.

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Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels eye winnable run home to record best season

On deck: Melbourne's Luke Burgess returns from injury.

STATHI PAXINOS It was not that long ago that the Melbourne Rebels were not quite flying high, but they were in a satisfying place.

THE BREAKDOWN

Melbourne Rebels re-sign ex-All Black Tamati Ellison for two more years

Georgina Robinson

GEORGINA ROBINSON The Rebels have pulled off a big coup with the re-signing of former All Blacks centre Tamati Ellison.

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Rebels-bound Shipperley joins Reds exodus

Heading south: Dom Shipperley.

Dom Shipperley has joined the long line of backs leaving the Queensland Reds at season's end, signing a two-year deal with Super Rugby rivals the Melbourne Rebels.

Rugby Union

Jason Woodward to leave Rebels

Jason Woodward.

Melbourne Rebels back Jason Woodward has agreed to a two-year deal with the Hurricanes, allowing him to pursue a childhood dream of representing New Zealand.

ACT Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels

Brumbies v Rebels live blog image.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE The Brumbies are hosting the Rebels at GIO Stadium in Canberra, kicking off at 7.40pm.

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ACT Brumbies trounce Melbourne Rebels 37-10 to keep Super Rugby finals hopes alive

Matt Toomua scores for the Brumbies in Saturday night's win over the Melbourne Rebels.

CHRIS DUTTON The ACT Brumbies remain alive in the Super Rugby finals race after trouncing the Melbourne Rebels.

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander to miss Wallabies' Tests, but Nic White and Matt Toomua stake their claims

Ben Alexander will miss the Wallabies' Tests against France.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Injury has crippled ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander's hopes of helping the Wallabies beat France.

Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebel Laurie Weeks to join mates in Super Rugby milestone

Laurie Weeks leaves the field injured during a match against the Crusaders in March.

STATHI PAXINOS Rebel Laurie Weeks joins mates Lachlan Mitchell and Hugh Pyle with special milestone for the fledgling Super Rugby franchise on Saturday.

Union

Is Stephen Moore the next Wallabies captain?

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Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne World Cup-winning captains, coaches and players have backed Stephen Moore as the man to lead the Wallabies into the future, Nick Farr-Jones declaring the ACT Brumbies hooker would be a "safe pair of hands" for the leadership reins.

Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan helps Luke Jones raise his game

Rebels coach Tony McGahan.

STATHI PAXINOS There has been plenty of expectation on Luke Jones after he was recruited from high school to the Western Force then moved to Melbourne as a foundation player at the Rebels.

Rugby union

Tough to prepare for life after rugby

Scott Higginbotham.

Scott Higginbotham Going straight from school into professional sport can often pose a few problems.

Brumbies' Ben Alexander and Robbie Coleman under injury clouds, but Scott Sio re-signs

Prop forward Scott Sio has re-signed with the Brumbies.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Injury and illness could see the ACT Brumbies start their must-win game against the Melbourne Rebels at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night without two of their stars, but prop Scott Sio has given the team a boost.

ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight starts three-game Wallabies audition

Henry Speight knows he must impress the Wallabies coaching staff.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Can Henry Speight force his way into Wallabies contention in the Brumbies' last three games of the Super Rugby home-and-away season?

Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels sign Mike Harris on two-year deal

Mike Harris lines up a kick for the Wallabies against Scotland in Newcastle last year.

STATHI PAXINOS The Melbourne Rebels are set to announce on Saturday morning the signing of Queensland utility back Mike Harris on a two-year deal.

Waratahs 'missing pieces' ensure they are the real deal: McGahan

Israel Folau of the Waratahs breaks a tackle on his way to scoring.

GEORGINA ROBINSON The Waratahs are confirmed finals contenders thanks to a few "missing pieces" they have accumulated over the past two seasons.

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Rugby Union

Waratahs quell the Rebels second time around

Tom English of the Rebels is tackled by Adam Ashley-Cooper of the Waratahs.

STATHI PAXINOS The last time NSW ventured to AAMI Park, the Melbourne Rebels sprang a 24-22 ambush late last season that began a run which saw the Waratahs slip from finals contention. They did not make the same mistake this time around, as they first withstood and then steamrolled the Rebels 41-19.

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Waratahs on top as Cheika's men give banana skin the slip

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GEORGINA ROBINSON A four-try second-half bonanza against the Rebels may have catapulted the Waratahs to the top of the Australian conference but they hustled long and hard for it in Melbourne on Friday night.

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Rugby Union

Bryce Hegarty starts to look the part as Melbourne Rebels' No.10

Bryce Hegarty

Confidence can be a remarkable thing. Ask about Bryce Hegarty's progress as Melbourne Rebels' five-eighth and that is often the improvement that is pointed to.

Rugby Union

Super Rugby's Rebels will have eyes on Bernard Foley

Major danger: Bernard Foley.

STATHI PAXINOS It's usually full-back Israel Folau who steals the spotlight among the NSW Waratahs but Tom English says the Melbourne Rebels will be looking at Bernard Foley as the major danger in Friday night's Super Rugby clash at AAMI Park.

Rugby

Pat Leafa signs new Super deal with Melbourne Rebels

Opportunity: Pat Leafa celebrates a try against the Reds.

Hard-working hooker Pat Leafa is a Melbourne Rebel until the end of the 2016 Super Rugby season after signing a new deal.

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Rugby Union

Luke Burgess sidelined with fractured knee

Setback: Rebels' halfback Luke Burgess.

The Melbourne Rebels have been hit by major halfback dramas with former Wallabies No.9 Luke Burgess suffering a knee fracture.

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Rugby

James Horwill claims Queensland Reds robbed by TMO call against Melbourne Rebels

James Horwill and his Reds teammates are dejected after going down to the Rebels.

Jim Morton Queensland skipper James Horwill claimed Super Rugby was being ruined and the Reds were "robbed" after a controversial video over-ruling on Saturday night.

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Rugby

Quade Cooper injures shoulder against Rebels

Quade Cooper leaves the field clutching his shoulder.

Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper has suffered a suspected serious shoulder injury in the Queensland Reds' Super Rugby clash with the Melbourne Rebels.

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Rugby Championship 2014

Round 1
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
AUS 12 vs NZL 12 Report Stats
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
RSA 13 vs ARG 6 Report Stats
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Round 2
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NZL 51 vs AUS 20 Report Stats
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
ARG 31 vs RSA 33 Report Stats
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Round 3
Sat, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
NZL 28 vs ARG 9 Report Stats
AUS 24 vs RSA 23 Report Stats
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Round 4
Sat, 13 SepTimes shown AEST
NZL 14 vs RSA 10 Report Stats
AUS 32 vs ARG 25 Report Stats
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Round 5
Sun, 28 SepTimes shown AEST
RSA 28 vs AUS 10 Report Stats
ARG 13 vs NZL 34 Report Stats
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Round 6
Sun, 05 OctTimes shown AEST
RSA vs NZL 01:05EllS
ARG vs AUS 09:40Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
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The Rugby Championship - 2014 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
New Zealand 5 4 0 1 75 21
South Africa 5 3 2 0 22 15
Australia 5 2 2 1 -41 10
Argentina 5 0 5 0 -56 3
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