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Rebels 2019

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by oztimmay, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. oztimmay Greg Davis (50)

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    With the season 2019 draw released, seems like a good time to start this thread.

    Melbourne Rebels 2019 Super Rugby Fixture (venues TBC):


    Round 1 – Friday 15 February, 7.45pm AEDT

    ACT Brumbies vs Melbourne Rebels



    Round 2

    BYE



    Round 3 – Friday 1 March, 7.45pm AEDT

    Melbourne Rebels vs Highlanders



    Round 4 – Friday 8 March, 7.45pm AEDT

    Melbourne Rebels vs ACT Brumbies



    Round 5 – Saturday 16 March, 12.05am AEDT (Sunday)

    Lions vs Melbourne Rebels



    Round 6 – Saturday 23 March, 2.15am AEDT (Sunday)

    Sharks vs Melbourne Rebels



    Round 7 – Saturday 30 March, 7.45pm AEDT

    Queensland Reds vs Melbourne Rebels



    Round 8 – Saturday 6 April, 7.45pm AEDT

    Melbourne Rebels vs Sunwolves



    Round 9 – Friday 12 April, 7.45pm AEST

    Melbourne Rebels vs Stormers



    Round 10 – Saturday 20 April, 7.45pm AEST

    NSW Waratahs vs Melbourne Rebels



    Round 11

    BYE



    Round 12 – Saturday 4 May, 3.15pm AEST

    Hurricanes vs Melbourne Rebels



    Round 13 – Friday 10 May, 7.45pm AEST

    Melbourne Rebels vs Queensland Reds



    Round 14 – Friday 17 May, 7.45pm AEST

    Melbourne Rebels vs Bulls



    Round 15 – Saturday 25 May, 3.15pm AEST

    Sunwolves vs Melbourne Rebels



    Round 16 – Friday 31 May, 7.45pm AEST

    Melbourne Rebels vs NSW Waratahs



    Round 17 – Saturday 8 June, 5.35pm AEST

    Crusaders vs Melbourne Rebels



    Round 18 – Friday 14 June, 7.45pm AEST

    Melbourne Rebels vs Chiefs



    Super Rugby Qualifiers: Saturday 22 June

    Super Rugby Semi Finals: Saturday 29 June

    Super Rugby Final: Saturday 6 July



    Season draw here: https://melbournerebels.com/2018/06/12/rebels-to-face-brumbies-in-2019-season-opener/

    Team movement will be posted here as they happen.
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  2. GoMelbRebels Trevor Allan (34)

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    Thanks Tim,
    I time travelled to Friday the 14th of June 2019 and that final home game was a cracker, we were behind 17-23 with one minute to go and off the back of an attacking scrum, Genia does a sweet flick pass to Cooper, who slices through the Chiefs defence to dot it down about 2 metres in from the corner. With a contingent of booing Kiwis behind him, Quade strikes the ball sweetly through the middle, turns to the NZ fans and gives them a cheeky wink. We are into the playoffs with that 24-23 win.

    I could have time travelled further forward to see how we went in the finals, but didn’t want to spoil it for you.
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  3. oztimmay Greg Davis (50)

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    As predicted by someone on the forums a few weeks ago. from P&P: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...r/news-story/0823d179e7d1a220748f031a66102daa
    REBELS RAID BRUMBIES’ BACK-ROW STOCKS

    THE Melbourne Rebels have poached Isi Naisarani from Canberra and down to the Mexican capital next year.

    The Fijian No.8 was a member of Dave Wessels’ team at the Western Force, and was voted the club’s best player in their final Super Rugby season.

    But unlike many of the Force crew who followed Wessels to Melbourne, Naisarani elected to join the Brumbies this season.


    [IMG]Isi Naisarani is headed for Melbourne after a detour to Canberra. Picture: AAP

    Pieces of the puzzle have moved again for next year, however, with the Rebels needing a marquee backrower. Japanese star Amanaki Mafi is due to return home ahead of the World Cup, and Lopeti Timani released to go overseas.

    The Brumbies have suddenly got a surplus of top-line backrowers, too, with Pete Samu to join David Pocock, Rob Valetini, Locky McCaffrey, Tom Cusack and Lolo Fakaosilea.

    Wessels was keen to reunite with Naisarani and we hear the deal is done.

    Naisarani will be eligible for the Wallabies next year.




  4. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    There's a fair Chance that cost them a Peni or two.
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  5. oztimmay Greg Davis (50)

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    Strong pun game, BH.
  6. MarkJ Ted Thorn (20)

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    You have to question the accuracy of an article that says that Lolo Fakaosilea is:
    a) a "top-line backrower"
    b) still at the Brumbies
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  7. oztimmay Greg Davis (50)

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    Yeh, the subbie who approved the article needs to have a look at the team photo wall.

    Still, words are accurate. He will be a great replacement for Mafi and LT.
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  8. Mickey Rummery Stan Wickham (3)

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    I am missing something with the Mexican reference?
  9. oztimmay Greg Davis (50)

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    Mexican - it's what those people north of the border call us, because we're south of the border.

    Badge of honor for me. Means we get to wear cool Mexican kit to Rugby matches.
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  10. Brumby Jack Andrew Slack (58)

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    Naisarani is Juan tough hombre
  11. oztimmay Greg Davis (50)

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    BH still winning the pun game. Keep trying.
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  12. Mickey Rummery Stan Wickham (3)

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  13. Mr Wobbly Trevor Allan (34)

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    I've been wanting to find someone that can sew my collection of member scarves into a poncho, like some totally cool members have already done.
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