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Rebels name squad to face Reds in final trial

Cadeyrn Neville has been named in the Rebels side for the first time this season

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Article Published: Wednesday 12 February 2014|

The Melbourne Rebels have announced a 26-strong travelling party to play the Reds at Ballymore on Friday in what will be their final Super Rugby warm up.

Giant lock Cadeyrn Neville returns to the side for the first time this pre-season, after recovering from a hamstring injury, whilst Lopeti Timani also returns to the bench after being a late withdrawal against the Hurricanes last weekend.

There are four Foundation Rebels remaining at the Club in 2014, and all four have been named in the starting line-up to take on the Reds.

Laurie Weeks will play against his old side, having been named at tighthead prop, while Hugh Pyle and Luke Jones start in the second row and Lachlan Mitchell is named on the right wing.

Other features of the side include Tamati Ellison starting his first match for the Rebels, partnering Mitch Inman in the centres, and young Queenslander Sean McMahon starting in the back row.


1. Toby Smith , 2. Pat Leafa , 3. Laurie Weeks , 4. Hugh Pyle , 5. Luke Jones , 6. Sean McMahon , 7. Scott Fuglistaller , 8. Scott Higginbotham (C) , 9. Luke Burgess , 10. Bryce Hegarty , 11. Tom English , 12. Tamati Ellison , 13. Mitch Inman , 14. Lachlan Mitchell , 15. Angus Roberts

Replacements : 16. Unassigned , 17. Steve Fualau , 18. Paul Alo-Emile , 19. Cadeyrn Neville , 20. Colby Fainga’a , 21. Ben Meehan , 22. Telusa Veainu , 23. Tom Kingston , 24. Max Lahiff , 25. Jason Woodward , 26. Lopeti Timani

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