Melbourne Rebels

McMahon re-signs with ARU

Melissa Woods   Melbourne Rebels backrower Sean McMahon and NSW Waratahs winger Rob Horne have signed two-year contract extensions with the Australian Rugby Union until the end of 2017.

Harris ready to replace Woodward

Bryce Hegarty at Rebels training on Tuesday.

Melissa Wood   Melbourne Rebels recruit Mike Harris is emerging as a ready-made fullback replacement for Jason Woodward.

Samo signs with Melbourne Rebels

New signing: Radike Samo in the Rebels kit.

Evergreen former Wallaby Radike Samo will resurrect his career in Australia with the Melbourne Rebels for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Stirzaker secures rugby future at Rebels

Future leader: Nic Stirzaker

Halfback Nic Stirzaker is a Melbourne Rebel until the end of 2017 after signing a new two-year deal with the Super Rugby club.

Rebels in best position yet to achieve success, says Weeks

Contract:  Laurie Weeks has agreed to a two-year  extension with Melbourne.

Matt Murnane   Foundation Rebel Laurie Weeks has described his decision to re-sign with the club as the easiest contract negotiation of his career, insisting the club was in the "best position yet" to achieve success.  

Time for Wallabies to 'pull their fingers out': Campo

Call-up: Sean McMahon tries to make a break against the Barbarians last weekend.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies great David Campese has called for players to "pull their fingers out" and use the spring tour of Europe to get their World Cup hopes back on track.

McMahon on verge of Wallabies dream

Sean McMahon of Australia breaks with the ball against the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies rooke Sean McMahon ready for Test call-up after cancelling holiday to join spring tour.

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Jack Debreczeni re-signs with Melbourne Rebels

On the rise: gun five-eighth Jack Debreczeni.

The Melbourne Rebels have re-signed exciting young five-eighth Jack Debreczeni until the end of 2017.


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

Jerome Niumata of the Vikings is wrapped up by the Rising defence.

Chris Dutton   The Canberra Vikings are in danger of being bundled out of NRC finals contention.


Burgess adds spark to Rising bench

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.


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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