Melbourne Rebels
  • Exclusive: Aussie Rugby’s Remarkable Numbers

    The silverware cabinets might be as empty as a politician’s promise, but there are some numbers floating...

  • Super Rugby: Waratahs to win the Australian Conference

    I think the Waratahs have both the experience and depth to again be Super Rugby finalists in...

  • Australian Rugby’s Twitterati

    Twitter? Are you serious G&GR? It’s enough to have that bloody scrolling thing down the side of...

  • With a Rebel yell they cried- “more, more, more”

    So sang Billy Idol (well…kinda) and so sang the ARU as they announced that the Melbourne Rebels would be the newest addition to the Australian Rugby professional landscape. MORE teams means MORE games and MORE money. More, more, more indeed. While money in the coffers is the driving force behind the ARU’s...

  • Aussie Super Rugby Teams Trial Schedule

    If you’re like me, you’re currently jonesing like a mutherf*cker at the lack of Aussie rugby over...

  • The Prop Guy: Our B-Team

    Oh no, you’re not starting off the friggin’ New Year with another scrummaging blurb are you? Why don’t you just move on? Accept that we didn’t quite make the grade in 2010 in that department and look forward to some potential improvements. Wouldn’t you rather be writing about Jennifer Hawkins, the North...

  • 2011 Super Rugby Horoscope

    The first day of a New Year and hope springs eternal. Players and supporters alike look forward...

  • Hup, two, three, four hundred $thousand GI Blues

    The case AGAINST Greg Inglis coming over to rugby? That’s easy, and I can prosecute it in just one word: ‘mungo’. Enough? Convinced? Guilty as charged your worship in the court of public opinion, or was that the Sunshine Magistrate’s Court? Here we friggin’ go again. Izzy Mark II? Despite it being Christmas I’m not feeling...

  • Hong Kong Phooey – bugger all changes to Wallabies

    Robbie Deans has steered clear of any dramatic changes to his Wallaby side to take on the All Blacks in yet another Bledisloe dead rubber this weekend. There are two solitary changes to the team that were run down by the All Blacks in their last encounter.  Drew Mitchell, who missed the Sydney test...

  • 2011 Super 15 Draw Released

    The new Super 15 Competition will kick off on the weekend of Friday 18 February in 2011 and feature a host of innovations to provide the ultimate goal of more rugby content! The highly anticipated new draw was released today by SANZAR and features a number of adaptations to previous incarnations. One...

  • Don’t let the Melbourne Storm smell infect Union

    Crikey, where did that boat in my garage come from? It just seemed to materialise out of...

  • Loose Cannon Sinks Ships

    Brendon Cannon has come in for a bucket of criticism lately for his off-the-wall comments on Timana Tahu and the Melbourne Rebels but I agree with all of them. Don’t you just get sick of the same old hacks soft-focussing around subjects, too scared to tell it how it is (not withstanding...

  • Rebels CEO sets sights on Super 15 finals

    Acting Melbourne Rebels CEO, Pat Wilson, has declared the Melbourne Rebels will have the players necessary to compete for a finals spot in the expanded Super 15 when it kicks off in 2011. Speaking to G&GR Wilson was upbeat despite the sizeable bucket of shit dumped on the fledgling club by former...

  • State of unOriginal

    Ok ok. It’s that time of the year when the talk turns to Origin again. Nah, I don’t mean the Slater, Inglis, Lockyer, Hayne, Kimmorley and co. Sure that State of Origin series is on, but it just happens to coincide with the call for a State of Origin in Rugby Union...

  • Folau Rebels – Izzy the Real Deal

    My first decision when writing this article was whether to end that headline with an exclamation point or a question mark (you will note I opted for neither). For, make no mistake about it, the signing of NRL super star Israel Folau by the Melbourne Rebels and the ARU will have fans...

  • Rebels can shop internationally

    With the ARU dispensation allowing them to sign 10 foreigners for their inaugural season, the Melbourne Rebels...

  • Video: G&GR Super 14 Round 7 Review

    There was a lot to like about the Australian sides this weekend. The Reds won in South Africa for the first time since 2006 whilst recording their third straight win for the first time since 2004. The Waratahs defeated the Blues in a high quality game with the exciting Rob Horne and...

  • Player Movements: Week 2

    Last week we launched the first look at the comings and goings of each of our Super...

  • Player Movements: Week 1

    I wrote an article almost a couple of weeks ago now foreshadowing a signing bonanza as the ARU’s signing deadline for the Melbourne Rebels passed.  Well that deadline, 15 March, came and went and we heard nothing. Could it be that the Rebels actually OBEYED the ARU and hadn’t actually spoken to...

  • At my signal, unleash hell!

    So were the inspirational words spoken by Russel Crowe as Maximus, one of cinema’s greatest ‘Rebels’, in...