Melbourne Rebels

Melbourne Rebels back Jack Debreczeni making strides towards Wallabies

Roy Ward 12:45 AM   Jack Debreczeni is fast becoming a star in Super Rugby but he says he has a long way to go before becoming a Wallabies player.

Rebels wait news on Sean McMahon injury

Injury cloud: Sean McMahon of the Rebels leaves the field.

Melissa Woods   The Melbourne Rebels are still unclear on the severity of flanker Sean McMahon's hip injury suffered in their one-point Super Rugby win over the Chiefs.

Rebels' star Sean McMahon suffers hip injury

Sean McMahon of the Rebels leaves the field with an injury on Saturday.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels' flanker Sean McMahon faces a nervous wait to see if his Super Rugby season or World Cup hopes are in jeopardy.

Melbourne Rebels upset Chiefs by a point

Lopeti Timani of the Rebels is challenged by Michael Fitzgerald of the Chiefs during Saturday's game.

Roy Ward   Some people scoffed when Melbourne Rebels spoke of their desire to upset the high-flying Chiefs and kickstart a run to their first ever Super Rugby finals series.

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Rebels forwards key to beating the Chiefs

Nic Stirzaker.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels halfback Nic Stirzaker says forward play is vital to beating Chiefs.

Melbourne Rebels preparing for upset as battered Chiefs come to town

Dom Shipperley of the Rebels.

Roy Ward   The Rebels take on the Chiefs at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

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Melbourne Rebels' flyer Sefa Naivalu re-signs with Wallabies dreams in mind

Sefanaia Naivalu of the Melbourne Rebels.

Roy Ward   After a stunning debut to his Super Rugby career, Sefa Naivalu has re-signed with Melbourne Rebels until the end of the 2017 season.

Rebels confident Luke Jones will return this week

Luke Jones missed last round's loss to the NSW Waratahs.

Roy Ward   Rebels and Wallabies lock Luke Jones is expected to play against Chiefs.

Rebels coach sees Wallabies futures for halves

Nic Stirzaker.

Roy Ward   Tony McGahan believes both his young halves will play for Australia one day.

Test honours await Debreczeni and Stirzaker: McGahan

Rising star: Rebels halfback Nic Stirzaker.

Melbourne coach Tony McGahan lauded Jack Debreczeni and Nic Stirzaker as Wallabies in waiting after the young Rebels almost orchestrated one of the great Super Rugby boilovers.

Cheika bemoans missed opportunities after tight Waratahs win

Hard night's work: Taqele Naiyaravoro of the Waratahs, left, runs into team mate Bernard Foley.

Georgina Robinson   Michael Cheika defended a poor goal kicking performance from NSW No.10 Bernard Foley, while Rebels coach Tony McGahan questions another refereeing blunder.

Waratahs edge out Rebels in Anzac Day thriller

Over he goes: Adam Ashley-Cooper dives over to score for the Waratahs.

Georgina Robinson   A little-known, Kiwi-born Boy Wonder helped the Rebels go within two points of the biggest scalp of their season in a thrilling end to the Anzac Day derby in Sydney on Saturday.

Rebels happy in the wet as they clash with Waratahs

Dom Shipperley will make a return  for the Rebels against the Waratahs.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels will look for a third-straight win when they take on NSW Waratahs at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

'We were in cruise mode', says Dennis

Stern words: Tahs skipper Dave Dennis.

Georgina Robinson   The Waratahs have flipped the switch up front but now find themselves in a three-way race with bitter conference rivals the Rebels and Brumbies.

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Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan has faith in club's future

Melbourne Rebel Toby Smith

Roy Ward   Rebels coach says 23 players re-signing is a clear indication of the club's future.

Rebels on up, but Tahs are favourites: Mortlock

Melbourne Rebels foundation captain and current board member Stirling Mortlock.

Rupert Guinness   Rebels foundation skipper Stirling Mortlock likes what he sees in the Melbourne side, but is that enough against the Waratahs?

Smith sticks with the Rebels

Melbourne Rebels' Toby Smith (with the ball) has signed a new deal with the club.

Two-time Super Rugby winner Toby Smith has signed new deal to remain with the Melbourne Rebels until the end of 2017.

Rebels to 'wash their face' within next five years

Rebels on the rise: Sefanaia Naivalu of the Rebels is congratulated after scoring a try against the Brumbies last weekend.

Georgina Robinson   Rebels boss Peter Leahy reveals how Australia's youngest Super Rugby club will wean itself the ARU teat and why those calling for the Rebels and Force to be cut adrift are wrong.

Rebels emerge as Super Rugby finals hopes

Nick Stirzaker of the Rebels runs the ball during the match against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.

The history-making Melbourne Rebels have blown the Australian conference wide open before a blockbuster Super Rugby derby with the defending champion NSW Waratahs.

Brumbies feel the heat as they attempt to end form slump

The Brumbies are adamant they can resurrect their season after a disappointing run of losses.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says the game plan doesn't have systemic problems despite a woeful run.