magazine-issue
generic hexagon

Rebels give O’Connor the boot


  • 07 Jul 2013

The Melbourne Rebels have not offered Wallabies flyhalf James O'Connor a Super Rugby contract for 2014.

The Rebels made the announcement just hours after Australia's 41-16 loss to the Lions in Sydney.

'After three years in Super Rugby, the club is entering the next phase of development,' Rebels chief executive Rob Clarke said in a statement. 'I am very confident of our player recruitment strategies which continue to identify some excellent emerging talent. This group will provide the platform for continual improvement, both on and off the field.'

O'Connor has struggled with injuries during his two-season stint in Melbourne, and has repeatedly found himself in trouble off the field, most recently when he was out with Kurtley Beale at 4am, just days before the second Test against the Lions.

Photo: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

0 Comments
latest-articles
The Boks celebrate Courtnall Skosan's try

Restoring the Bok brand

The off-field culture taking shape at the Springboks has been central to their reversal in fortunes at the start of this season, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Bok No 8 Uzair Cassiem

Five takeaways from past weekend

What we learned from the first weekend of the Rugby Championship and round six of the Currie Cup, according to CRAIG LEWIS.

Jan Serfontein  in SA Rugby magazine

Serfontein’s Bok rebirth

Jan Serfontein made the most of his opportunity to start for the Springboks in June, writes JON CARDINELLI.

You may also like

Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: