Wallaby Samu Kerevi has defended rugby-bound winger Marika Koroibete from accusations he is money hungry for describing his move away from the NRL as a "business decision".
Melbourne Rebels will embrace the spotlight when they open the 2017 Super Rugby season against the Blues of Auckland at AAMI Park on February 23.
Dom Shipperley will continue on Melbourne Rebels' wing for another season after re-signing for the 2017 Super Rugby season.
Melbourne Rebels' back row will be even more potent in 2017 after the signing of Japan's No.8 Amanaki Mafi to a one-year deal.
Melbourne Rebels have managed to secure Australian under-20s tighthead prop Tyrel Lomax from Super Rugby conference rivals the Brumbies.
Melbourne Rebels' 2016 season was doomed by injury, but expectations are high for 2017.
The Rebels ended their season with a win against Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.
Melbourne Rebels want to forget much of the 2016 Super Rugby season, but a final-round win over Queensland Reds will validate the best parts of their campaign.
It has been a tough period for Australian rugby and no one with the game's interests at heart will play down the challenges ahead.
Melbourne Rebels lock Luke Jones will get his farewell game with the club while stars Sean McMahon and Mitch Inman have joined him in battling back from injuries for Friday's last round clash with Queensland Reds.
The Melbourne Rebels were put to the sword in a 85-26 loss to the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday night.
Melbourne Rebels will have an independent review of their whole football department after injuries have derailed the side's Super Rugby season.
Melbourne Rebels' injury crisis has struck again, with Wallabies flanker Sean McMahon out of the side to face the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday night.
Melbourne Rebels' injury list hasn't got any shorter but coach Tony McGahan hopes he can regain a couple of his injured stars for their trip to Christchurch to face the Crusaders on Saturday night.
Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan fears his club may struggle to field a 23-man side next round after a horror week of injuries.
Stormers captain Schalk Burger admits the AAMI Park pitch was better than expected following the relaying of parts of the turf this week.
The Rebels took on the Stormers at AAMI Park on Saturday night and lost 57-31.
The Melbourne Rebels want to take down at least one finals side in the remaining three Super Rugby rounds.
Melbourne Rebels have regained one playmaker but lost another for their last home game of the season at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
Melbourne Rebels supporters will say farewell to Luke Jones at AAMI Park on Saturday night.