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Melbourne Rebels stalwart prop Laurie Weeks has announced his retirement from Super Rugby.
Rebels recruit Quade Cooper insists he doesn't need to change as he looks to kick-start his Super Rugby career with his shift to Melbourne.
The Melbourne Rebels believe Quade Cooper's season out of Super Rugby will be a good thing for their star recruit.
After months of speculation, former Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper has finally signed on with Melbourne Rebels on a one-year deal.
Melbourne remain tight-lipped about securing Queensland Reds discard Quade Cooper but have formally announced that lock Luke Jones is returning to the Super Rugby club.
Melbourne have confirmed they are looking to get Luke Jones back in Rebels colours with the lock aiming for a return to Super Rugby and the Wallabies ahead of next year's World Cup.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named a backline dominated by Melbourne Rebels players for Friday night's trial match in Sydney.
Former Brumbies fly-half Matt Toomua has officially signed a two and a half year contract with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels making him immediately available for the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup campaign.
The Waratahs might have made the Super Rugby semifinals but their rating reflects their easy ride to the finals, while another team's year can only be described as a "missed opportunity", writes Greg Growden.
The Melbourne Rebels have confirmed rookie Hunter Paisami has been formally charged by police following a late-night incident outside a Melbourne nightclub on Sunday morning (AEST).
Melbourne Rebels have landed a ready-made replacement for departing back-rowers Amanaki Maki and Lopeti Timani, signing Isi Naisarani from the Brumbies.
Melbourne Rebels have fined departing forwards Amanaki Mafi and Lopeti Timani $15,000 each for their physical altercation in New Zealand last weekend.
There was plenty on the line in the final regular season round yet two Australian teams were unable to perform when it mattered most. The Brumbies did, however, exposing the Waratahs for exactly what they are.
Melbourne Rebels star Amanaki Mafi has been charged by New Zealand police following an alleged assault on teammate Lopeti Timani in Dunedin.
Wallabies Will Genia, Dane Haylett-Petty and Adam Coleman have all been ruled out for the Melbourne Rebels, in a blow to their hopes of a season-defining win over the Highlanders.
Melbourne are likely to be without skipper Adam Coleman for Saturday's do-or-die clash with the Highlanders, but Will Genia could return.
Sunwolves winger Semesi Masirewa was given a red card for a lifting tackle on Bernard Foley. It was the correct decision to the letter of the law, but could it have been better served by a report system? Your Round 18 Super Rugby talking points are here.
Queensland Reds have all but snuffed out Melbourne's Super Rugby finals hopes with an upset 37-23 win on Friday night.
Super Rugby returned from a month-long hiatus only for the negative themes from the June Test series to immediately surface in the provincial competition. Thankfully 24 hours later, the Chiefs helped remind us just how good the game can be.
Bernard Foley has picked the perfect time to score his first try of the Super Rugby season, snatching a thrilling 31-26 win for the NSW Waratahs over the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park.
The Rebels may have ended Australia's 32-game winless streak in New Zealand, but it was the Waratahs, Reds derby that produced the highlights, meanwhile two All Blacks players have been left red-faced for off-field hijinks.
It may have taken more than 1000 days but it was worth the wait for the Melbourne Rebels as they stopped the Blues 20-10 in Auckland to keep their Super Rugby finals hopes on track.
Melbourne coach Dave Wessels has called on Australia's Super Rugby clubs to present a united front to help the Wallabies, admitting injured Test star Will Genia could have played for the Rebels against the Blues on Saturday.
The Waratahs were hoping to add the Chiefs to their list of victims after ending the trans-Tasman streak in Sydney last week. And they would have, too, had it not been for the game's premier lock: Brodie Retallick.
After 40 games, Australia finally saw the end of their New Zealand hoodoo with the Waratahs putting on a slick display to thump the Highlanders, while the deliberate knockdown debate continues to rage.
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