Richard Ferguson

Change for the Rebels

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 8 Jul 2013 at 08:30
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The Melbourne Rebels have announced change ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby season, getting rid of a Wallaby and getting a new coach.

Following Australia’s walloping at the hands of the British and Irish Lions, James O’Connor’s weekend got even worse when news filtered through that his Rebels contract will not be extended beyond the end of the year, meaning the player will in all likelihood play his last match for the Rebels this weekend.

Rumours surfaced months ago that O’Connor was looking to join another franchise for next season, with the Brumbies coach Jake White opting to say ‘No thank you’ to rumours of him joining the Brumbies. He is likely to remain in Australia though, and news about his next rugby destination is sure to filter through later in the year.

Further news from Melbourne sees Tony McGahan appointed as head coach for the 2014 and 2015 season, this according to McGahan will replace Damien Hill when the current season ends, which is at the end of July.


  • Jake says no thank U….wow if there was one couch to get the Aussie out of this boy. It’s white….and says no thanks- o’conner Moët die duiwel se boetie Wees 😉

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.07.13 09:34:27 by BoerSeun Reply
  • Funny that, I remember seeing an international rugby show a few years ago, when he was first breaking onto the scene, where they were discussing his options about which country he would play for – he had the choice of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa by virtue of some or other relative, and he seemed to scoff at the idea of playing for SA.

    He had everybody “chasing” his signature back then, now he couldn’t buy his way into the Brumbies.

    The cocky, little shyster can take his haircut and shove it.

    Pride. Fall.

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.07.13 10:52:55 by MerckZ Reply

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