News Article

James O'Connor to leave Rebels

  
Printable Version Printable Version    Recommend Recommend    Email to a friend Email to a friend
  
Share   

7/7/2013


The RaboDirect Rebels have declined the opportunity to offer Qantas Wallabies flyhalf James O'Connor a further contract beyond the 2013 season.

Melbourne Rebels Chief Executive, Rob Clarke, complimented O'Connor for his contribution to the Club over the last two years which unfortunately was somewhat limited due to a string of injuries.

"I would like to acknowledge the role James has played in helping the Rebels gain traction in the very competitive sporting landscape in Melbourne.

"After three years in the Super 15 competition, the Club is entering the next phase of development. I am very confident in our player recruitment strategies which continue to identify some excellent emerging talent. This group will provide the platform for continual improvement, both on and off the field."

Clarke also paid tribute to other departing players and the positive impact they have had on the Club, as it continues to build a sustainable winning culture.

"Our foundation Rebels Gareth Delve, Ged Robinson, along with retiring players Nic Henderson and Tim Davidson will all depart the Club this year, leaving a lasting imprint on the Victorian Rugby community.

"We pay tribute to all our departing players and our 2013 Rebels team at AAMI Park on June 12, hopefully capping off our most successful season in our short history," said Clarke.

Text/HTML

Albert Anae links with Brumbies
Versatile front-rower Albert Anae has joined the Aquis Brumbies on a one-year deal with an option for a second year. Read full article...
Liam Gill re-signs with Queensland Reds
Liam Gill has has re-committed to the Queensland Reds on a one year deal that will see him remain in a Reds jersey for 2016. Read full article...
JONO LANCE HEADS WEST FOR 2016
NSW Waratahs utility back Jono Lance will join the Western Force for 2016, after signing with the Western Australian club for two seasons. Read full article...
St. George Queensland Reds lock in two young stars
St.George Queensland Reds have locked in powerful winger Chris Kuridrani and emerging scrumhalf James Tuttle for a two and three years respectively. Read full article...
Rebels secure Jordy Reid for two more years

RaboDirect Rebels flanker Jordy Reid has extended his contract at the Club and will remain a Rebel until at least the end of the 2017.

Read full article...