Centre Billy Meakes is staying in Melbourne for another season after signing through to 2020.
Meakes has been with in Melbourne since the start of 2018, after moving to the club in the wake of the Western Force's 2017 axing.
The 28-year-old has proven his consistency since returning to Australia from English club Gloucester and he had a solid 2019 season as well.
Meakes played every match for the Rebels, scoring five tries along the way, and continued to cement himself as an integral part of the side.
“I’m very excited to re-sign with the Rebels for the 2020 season,” Meakes said.
“While 2019 ended in a very disappointing way, I feel that this current group can achieve success if we are committed to getting better and working hard every day.'
“The support that I have received from the Rebels fans over the past two seasons has been second to none and I can’t wait to continue my journey here in Melbourne.”
Melbourne Rebels General Manager of Professional Rugby and Pathways, Nick Ryan said he was pleased that Meakes would be sticking around in 2020.
“Billy is someone we really value, and he has continually shown improvement over his two years at the Club,” Ryan said.
“We feel Billy is a vital component of our backline and is someone who will help continue to drive our goal of bringing success to Melbourne."
“His re-signing is a testament to our program, and we know Billy can continue to develop his game to take his performances to another level next season.”