Rebels after Vermuelen

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 17 Mar 2010 at 16:15

The Melbourne Rebels are upping their interest in South African players with Stormers number eight Duane Vermuelen reportedly joining the du Plessis brothers on Rod Macqueen’s wishlist

This is according to The Australian newspaper who report that the Rebels are hoping to attract both du Plessis brothers to Melbourne next season.

Macqueen and Rebels manager Greg Harris are understood to have met with the brothers when they were in Australia recently with the Sharks and a move to Australia for the pair has not been ruled out as yet.

Stormers loose-forward Duane Vermuelen is also apparently attracting attention and could be interested in a move.

The 23-year-old has not been capped by South Africa and could be eligible to play for Australia if he decided to stay in Melbourne for enough time to obtain a residency.

Neither of the moves are anywhere near finalised, but the interest in South African players from the Rebels is sure to hot up over the next few months.



  • Please, please, please, please take Jannie

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.03.10 16:24:21 by lostfish Reply
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  • Can we just leave jannie there at the end of the tour?

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.03.10 16:33:31 by zenrugby Reply

    Under 21 player
  • @zenrugby (Comment 2) : still learning other team players :oops: it sounds to me this Jannie guy is no good :sad:

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.03.10 16:47:48 by Charmaine Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • Duane wont leave imho. He is on the fringe of Bok selection. I hope Div calls him up ahead of the overrated Kankowski…

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.03.10 17:59:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : we expect more intelligent commentd from our senior posters here! Raise your game Wes ;)

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.03.10 22:53:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : :razz:

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.03.10 23:13:17 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 4) :

    And which esteemed selector informed you of this?

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.03.10 05:17:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Just leave him alone!

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.03.10 06:10:11 by RugbyGal Reply

    RugbyGalUnder 19 player
  • @Charmaine (Comment 3) :

    Jannie Du plessis.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.03.10 06:10:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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