Rebels squad to tour SA


Rebels Rugby

The RaboDirect Rebels have departed for South Africa, home for the final two weeks of their 2014 Asteron Life Super Rugby campaign.

Clashes against the Lions in Johannesburg, and the Bulls in Pretoria, will bring the curtain down on the Rebels season.

The Rebels have never won in South Africa, coming agonisingly close in bonus point defeats to the Lions and Stormers in 2012, and are determined to finish the season on a high following three consecutive disappointing defeats.

Head Coach Tony McGahan has taken 25 players to Johannesburg with him today. The remaining Rebels will continue to train at VISY Park and will play in the #DewarShield this weekend, with the possibility that some may be called upon to head to Pretoria next week.

Full RaboDirect Rebels touring squad to Johannesburg to face the Lions:

  1. Cruze Ah- Nau (10 Rebels Caps)
  2. Paul Alo-Emile (33 Rebels Caps)
  3. Luke Burgess (14 Rebels Caps)
  4. Jack Debreczeni (3 Rebels Caps)
  5. Tamati Ellison (13 Rebels Caps)
  6. Tom English (24 Rebels Caps)
  7. Colby Fainga’a (13 Rebels Caps)
  8. Lalakai Foketi (1 Rebels Cap)
  9. Scott Fuglistaller (30 Rebels Caps)
  10. Bryce Hegarty (20 Rebels Caps)
  11. Scott Higginbotham (Captain) (28 Rebels Caps)
  12. Shota Horie (17 Rebels Caps)
  13. Mitch Inman (42 Rebels Caps)
  14. Luke Jones (44 Rebels Caps)
  15. Tom Kingston (11 Rebels Caps)
  16. Pat Leafa (16 Rebels Caps)
  17. Ben Meehan (7 Rebels Caps)
  18. Cadeyrn Neville (38 Rebels Caps)
  19. Hugh Pyle (56 Rebels Caps)
  20. Jordy Reid (11 Rebels Caps)
  21. Toby Smith (11 Rebels Caps)
  22. Nic Stirzaker (22 Rebels Caps)
  23. Telusa Veainu (4 Rebels Caps)
  24. Laurie Weeks (51 Rebels Caps)
  25. Jason Woodward (26 Rebels Caps)
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