Rebels find the numbers
The Unicef logo was a new addition to the Rebels jersey on Friday night but the Melbourne club could have had something a whole lot more complicated to deal with after a manufacturing mix-up.
When the team received their 200 2019 jerseys in preseason they noticed something amiss.
Due to a misunderstanding from the maker, the jerseys all bore the number 5 on the back to replicate the mockup received in the ordering process.
Luckily, they managed to received replacement jerseys before round one and can look back and laugh on the unfortunate circumstance now but it could've been a major headache to kick the year off with.
Quade's heartwarming gesture
We walked pass this homeless guy yesterday and next thing I’m walking alone because @quadecooper Had gone in the store to buy food for him and set him up for the day.... he knew straight away what he needed to do because it was the right thing to do... #respect @melbournerebels . . . . I was once upon a time a guy who would read articles in the papers and internet about athletes and agree with them and loose respect for them, because you don’t know better but trust these sources 🤦🏽♂️. This is what the majority do not get to see and we need to be sharing this stuff more often and start celebrating and supporting each other 🙏🏾🙏🏾 . . .
Quade Cooper was in the spotlight this week but it had nothing to do with rugby.
Fitness guru Coach Sunz was with Cooper in Melbourne when the Rebels flyhalf disappeared into a 7-Eleven and when he came out he headed straight for a man sitting on the street, offering him some food.
The strength and conditioning coach filmed the moment and posted it to Instagram, writing: "We walked pass this homeless guy yesterday and next thing I’m walking alone because @quadecooper Had gone in the store to buy food for him and set him up for the day.... he knew straight away what he needed to do because it was the right thing to do... #respect @melbournerebels."