• Samo in Super Rugby return

    Wallabies loose forward Radike Samo will join the Melbourne Rebels for the 2015 Vodacom Super Rugby season.

    Samo, who has won the Super Rugby title on three occasions during stints with the Brumbies and Reds, will make the move to Melbourne after completing his contract with the Kinetsu Liners in the Japanese Top League.

    Speaking prior to moving to Melbourne, Samo said he was excited to join Tony McGahan's team and have 'one final crack at Super Rugby'.

    'Watching from Japan, it is clear that the Rebels are working really hard to build a competitive and professional rugby team,' he said. 'Everybody I spoke to had no hesitation in recommending that I sign for the Rebels, and I am really looking forward to joining in with Tony McGahan and the young and exciting squad he has assembled.'

    Samo has represented the Wallabies on 23 occasions and McGahan said his experience and playing ability would be hugely beneficial for the Rebels in 2015.

    'Radike has been a strong contributor to every environment he has been within, with a majority of those environments being winning squads,' said McGahan. 'Someone of Radike's experience, who has enjoyed as much success as he has, will obviously be a fantastic addition to this young playing roster on and off the field.'

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