so for want of anything better to do, Scooters post prompted me to pick an all time best Rebels XV and then i thought i'd do two, one XV who were the best of the Rebels to play and another XV of players who at their peak would have been better, should bring about some discussion, In ten years there have just been too many and some who didnt even get a run. I've gone the traditional 6/3 split. Best of Rebels 1 Smith 2 Robinson 3 Weekes 4 Jones 5 Philip 6 McMahon 7 Fainga'a 8 Delve 9 Phipps 10 Cipriani 11 Koroibete 12 Toomua 13 Ellison 14 Naivalu 15 Woodward 16 Leafa 17 Henderson 18 PAE 19 Pyle 20 Fuglistaller 21 Genia 22 JOC 23 Gerrard (Hodge) back row most difficult, Higgers, Jordy Reid, even Timani had his moments. Beale had very few good moments in Melbourne. Inman was industrious, long lived and never stopped trying, but i thought reward for effort was lacking. I loved Lachie Mitchell when he was there but couldnt fit him in to the 23. Would have been at their peak 1 Henderson 2 Horie (never got enough game time - greatest waste of talent thanks again Tony) 3 Sommerville 4 Parling 5 Coleman (nowhere near his best at the Rebs) 6 McMahon 7 Fainga'a 8 Higginbotham 9 Genia 10 Q Cooper 11 Koroibete 12 Ellison 13 Mortlock 14 Naivalu 15 Woodward 16 Freier 17 Smith 18 Weekes 19 Philip 20 Thomson (Samo) 21Phipps 22 Beale 23 JOC hard to leave out Julian Huxley, K Matsushima, Mike harris , all great at their best.