Former Sharks lock Gideon Koegelenberg was a surprise inclusion as the Melbourne Rebels unveiled their squad for the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season.
Wallabies flyer Marika Koroibete has created history by becoming the first wing to win the John Eales Medal at the Rugby Australia Awards in Sydney.
South Africa-born Rebels coach Dave Wessels says he is not surprised by the lasting impact Rassie Erasmus has made on Springbok rugby.
The Chiefs have replaced the Stormers in the top eight following a convincing 59-8 bonus-point win over the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.
Quade Cooper sent a timely reminder to the Wallabies selectors with a composed performance in the Rebels’ 15-20 defeat against the Waratahs in Melbourne on Friday.
Stormers coach Robbie Fleck says Steven Kitshoff was the logical option to replace Siya Kolisi as captain against the Rebels on Friday. DYLAN JACK reports.
Rebels coach Dave Wessels has made five changes to his side ahead of their game against the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Quade Cooper will make his first appearance for the Rebels in a Vodacom Super Rugby warm-up match against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.