The Rebels have added the last of their international marquee players for 2017, signing Welsh international Dominic Day for next season.
Melbourne has moved to again bolster its second row stocks with Day, who has played for Scarlets in the Pro12, Bath in the Premiership and Toyota Verblitz in the Japanese Top League and has played three Tests for Wales.
The 30-year-old will bring some crucial experience to the Rebels, with more than 200 games of professional rugby, including a stint as Bath captain.
Day will join the Rebels after the end of the Top League season next year.
Rebels coach Tony McGahan said the 198cm, 116kg forward would bring some extra abrasiveness to his team.
“Dom is an experienced lock and an accomplished line out caller who brings a physical presence to his game,” Melbourne Rebels Head Coach Tony McGahan said.
“He has leadership qualities having captained Bath and displays the consistent behaviours and work ethic that will be well suited to our club. Dom will assist developing and strengthening our game.”
Day said he was looking forward to the challenge of Super Rugby.
“I’m really excited about the challenge of playing for the Rebels,” Day said.
“Playing overseas in the Pro12 and Premiership I would always watch Super Rugby and enjoyed the attacking style. I think it's the most exciting competition in the world.
“Super Rugby has some of the best and most skillful players in the world and I want to test myself in that arena.
“I've heard Melbourne is an amazing city and I look forward to being a part of the Rebels.”