Future looking bright as three rising stars commit to Rebels

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by Matt Lewis

The Melbourne Rebels have received a huge boost during their bye week after Tom English, Sam Jeffries and Ben Meehan all re-committing to the club.

English and Jeffries have signed on until the end of 2018, while up and coming halfback Ben Meehan will remain at the club until at least 2017.

Ben Meehan will fill in for Nic Stirzaker. Photo: Getty Images

Rebels General Manager of Rugby Operations Baden Stephenson was excited about the young guns committment to the club.

“We’re thrilled to have re-signed three quality players and individuals to keep Tom, Sam and Ben at the Rebels organisation for years to come,” he said.

“The three players are valued members of the organisation and epitomise the Rebels with hard work, belief in the program and drive to achieve consistent high standards and results.

“The re-commitment of these three players is not just another vote of confidence in the club’s vision and stability but a clear message that Melbourne is a serious Rugby destination.”

English has been one of the Rebels most consistent players since joining the squad in 2012, scoring nine tries from his 44 Super Rugby appearances.

Jeffries, a former Australian U20s representative has made 10 appearances for the Melbourne based team since debuting in 2015, including four off the bench in 2016.

Given the keys to number nine jersey in the absense of skipper Nic Stirzaker, Meehan hasn't disappointed in 2016. The 23-year-old has featured in every match this season, and has been one of the reasons for the Rebels success this season.