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

In a turnaround round for the Australian conference in round ten of the Asteron Life Super Rugby Competition, The St.George Queensland Reds, NSW Waratahs and RaboDirect Rebels all recorded important victories for their respective seasons.  Read full article...
Round 9 of Asteron Life Super Rugby was a tipster’s nightmare, with all four Australian teams falling to New Zealand and South African sides over the weekend. Read full article...
Asteron Life Super Rugby Round 8 Preview: Melbourne Rebels vs Queensland Reds
The RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels will be looking to bounce back on Friday night after a disappointing loss to the competition leading Hurricanes. Read full article...
ARU and NZR Unite for ANZAC Day
The Australian Rugby Union and New Zealand Rugby will join forces this ANZAC Day as Rugby Remembers 100 years of service and sacrifice of those who have served Australia and New Zealand during periods of war and peace. Read full article...
Rebels return to winners circle as Brumbies extend lead
Round five of the Asteron Life Super Rugby competition has concluded with the RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels and the Aquis Brumbies emerging victorious in their Australian derby clashes against the Western Force and St.George Queensland Reds respectively. The NSW Waratahs were beaten by a strong Highlanders outfit in Dunedin.  Read full article...