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Rebels players jumping off sinking ship

The Western Force have continued their signing frenzy, but the future of the Melbourne Rebels appears increasingly bleak as the franchise's best players prepare to jump ship.

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Melbourne Rebels coach McGahan to depart

Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan will depart the Super Rugby club at the end of the season.

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New Melbourne Rebels boss Baden Stephenson bullish on Super Rugby future

Baden Stephenson says the Rebels are here to stay and are fighting to regain respect and local support heading into next season.

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Wallabies vs Fiji: Melbourne Rebels star Reece Hodge eyes starting spot for June Test series

Melbourne Rebels star Reece Hodge hopes to get his chance to earn a place in the centres for the Wallabies against Fiji on Saturday.

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Super Rugby: Geoff Parling's Melbourne Rebels contract contains special breakdown clause

The Melbourne Rebels have signed former England international and British and Irish Lions second-row forward Geoff Parling for the 2018 Super Rugby season.

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Geoff Parling signs with the Melbourne Rebels

The Melbourne Rebels have signed former England international and British and Irish Lions second-row forward Geoff Parling for the 2018 Super Rugby season.

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Melbourne Rebels star Sefa Naivalu puts Wallabies first in Fiji game

Sefa Naivalu hopes to appear for the Wallabies against his birth nation Fiji on Saturday.

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika eyes Marika Koroibete, other Melbourne Rebels for Fiji

Several Melbourne Rebels are in contention for test places in the Wallabies first test of the season against Fiji at AAMI Park on Saturday.

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ACT Brumbies set to fill out Wallabies starting XV after routing Rebels

ACT Brumbies set to fill out Wallabies side against Fiji next week after routing the Melbourne Rebels.

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Brumbies top Aussie Super Rugby conference with big win over Rebels

Brumbies top Aussie Super Rugby conference with big win over Rebels

The Brumbies confirm themselves as Aussie top dogs in their Super Rugby conference, securing a home quarter-final after a convincing 32-3 win over the Melbourne Rebels.

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Melbourne Rebels falter, ACT Brumbies win Australian Super Rugby conference

The Melbourne Rebels couldn't keep hold of the ball and it cost them any chance against the ACT Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday night.

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ACT Brumbies set to fill out Wallabies starting XI after routing Rebels

ACT Brumbies set to fill out Wallabies side against Fiji next week after routing the Melbourne Rebels.

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Melbourne Rebels falter, ACT Brumbies win Australian conference

The Melbourne Rebels couldn't keep hold of the ball and it cost them any chance against the ACT Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday night.

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ACT Brumbies book Super Rugby finals spot after bonus-point win against Melbourne Rebels

The Brumbies have secured Australia's guaranteed finals spot with two games left in the season.

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Super Rugby live scores 2017: ACT Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels in Canberra

All the action live as the Brumbies close in on a Super Rugby finals spot.

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Melbourne Rebels chase season sweep of Australian conference leaders Brumbies

The Rebels won't accept anything but a win as they take on the ACT Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday night.

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Melbourne Rebels' Toby Smith back in form and pressing Wallabies Test claims

Toby Smith is back in form after injury ruined the opening months of his season, now he is keen to make the most of his Wallabies call-up.

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Arm injury to Sean McMahon adds injury to insult in Melbourne Rebels' loss to Crusaders

The Rebels and Crusaders squared off at AAMI Park on Saturday night and the New Zealand side won the day 41-19 while Wallabies flanker Sean McMahon suffered a painful arm injury.

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Melbourne Rebels star Amanaki Mafi out for more tries, metres in first Super Rugby season

Amanaki Mafi has been a star for the Melbourne Rebels despite a most trying season.

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NSW Waratahs name unchanged team to face Highlanders in Dunedin

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has stuck true with the players who helped beat the Melbourne Rebels by naming an unchanged team to take on the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday.

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Melbourne Rebels brace as Sean McMahon's Japan decision nears

Sean McMahon is fast approaching decision time on a lucrative Japanese rugby offer.

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Wallabies and Melbourne Rebels sweating on Reece Hodge head-knock injury update

The Melbourne Rebels and Wallabies will be sweating to get an update on the injury status of Reece Hodge after the utility back copped a nasty head knock in his side's loss to the Waratahs on Sunday afternoon.

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NSW Waratahs keep season alive with 50-23 victory over Melbourne Rebels

NSW coach Daryl Gibson says his side's 50-23 bonus point win over the Melbourne Rebels provided them with an excellent springboard ahead of a two-week trip to New Zealand.

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Waratahs blow away struggling Rebels

Waratahs blow away struggling Rebels

New South Wales overcomes a shambolic start to trounce the embattled Melbourne Rebels 50-23 at the Sydney Football Stadium and keep its Super Rugby finals hopes alive.

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NSW Waratahs' defeat of Melbourne Rebels may only be a stay of execution

Waratahs win may only be a stay of execution.

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Melbourne Rebels backrow trio energise side for NSW Waratahs clash

Melbourne Rebels still believe they can take some scalps heading into the backend of the season.

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Waratahs captain Michael Hooper's plan to stop Rebels back-rower Sean McMahon

Waratahs captain Michael Hooper has a simple plan to stop Melbourne Rebels back-rower Sean McMahon on Sunday at Allianz Stadium.

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Melbourne Rebels owners won't sell, demand ARU declare their future secure

The Rebels board and management issued a statement on Friday night to say the ARU must end speculation over the club's future.

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Reece Hodge says Melbourne Rebels will face Waratahs with revenge on their mind

For Melbourne Rebels captain Reece Hodge and all his teammates who hail from NSW, Sunday's match against the Waratahs will hold extra significance.

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Super Rugby: Wallabies pair Nick Phipps and Will Skelton back for Waratahs vs Rebels

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has recalled Wallabies representatives Nick Phipps and Will Skelton into the starting XV to take on the Melbourne Rebels in Sydney on Sunday.

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Melbourne Rebels resigned to losing Wallabies backrower Sean McMahon to Japan

Melbourne Rebels are set to lose Wallabies backrower Sean McMahon to Japan, with the Australian Rugby Union playing hard ball over his pay demands.

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Michael Cheika insists Melbourne Rebels players are in control of their futures

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he feels for players at the Melbourne Rebels but has made the claim the club's footballers are the ones "in control of their own destiny" and are able to create certainty around their futures.

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Reds add life to Super Rugby finals race

​Another Brumbies loss and Queensland's hoodoo-busting win over the Melbourne Rebels has added some life to the race to the Super Rugby finals.

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Australian Super Rugby conference gains life following Queensland and Western Force victories - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australian Super Rugby conference gains life following Queensland and Western Force victories - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Brumbies are no certainties to take out the Australian Super Rugby conference, with Queensland and Western Force breathing life into their respective campaigns with five rounds remaining until the finals.

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Queensland Reds beat Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby nail-biter

The Rebels and Reds fought out another Australian derby at AAMI Park on Saturday night and it was a cracker with the Reds taking the win 29-24.

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Melbourne Rebels face more waiting on future as Queensland Reds battle arrives

Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan is almost resigned to the likelihood his club won't find out if they will be cut or kept in Super Rugby until the end of the season.

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Sean McMahon back in the side as Melbourne Rebels hunt Queensland Reds

Flanker Sean McMahon will make his long awaited return to the side after being forced out with ankle and then knee problems this whole season.

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Melbourne Rebels hit Super low in big loss to Southern Kings

Melbourne's case to avoid the Super Rugby axe hit a King-size hurdle in Port Elizabeth with the Rebels turning in their worst performance of the season with an insipid 44-3 loss.

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Melbourne Rebels chasing first South African win in battle with attacking Kings

Melbourne Rebels flanker Colby Fainga'a knows his team has an excellent chance to win its first ever game in South Africa but it will be far from easy.

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Melbourne Rebels draw with Sharks in Durban as both sides see red

Melbourne Rebels may never get a better chance at winning in South Africa than they had in Durban on Sunday morning.

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From the dairy farm to Durban, Will Miller to make Super Rugby debut for Melbourne Rebels

Will Miller will make his Super Rugby debut with Melbourne Rebels in South Africa early on Sunday morning.

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Henry Speight says Brumbies ready to bounce back from Super Rugby 'reality check'

Brumbies winger Henry Speight says the team can make amends for a shock loss to the Melbourne Rebels.

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Melbourne Rebels' forward Lopeti Timani suspended for kicking out

The Rebels hope to have Wallabies prop Toby Smith back for their South African tour but have lost Lopeti Timani to a four-week suspension.

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ACT Brumbies see red after SANZAAR concede possible blunder in Melbourne Rebels loss

ACT Brumbies will see red after SANZAAR concedes possible sin-bin error in Melbourne Rebels loss.

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Ross Oakley calls for Melbourne Rebels to be supported as AFL supports Greater Western Sydney

Former AFL and Melbourne Rebels chief executive Ross Oakley called on the Australian Rugby Union to bolster its Melbourne market in the same way the AFL empowered Greater Western Sydney Giants.

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Melbourne Rebels end hell of a week with fighting win over ACT Brumbies

The Rebels and the Brumbies faced off in Melbourne on Saturday night with the Rebels winning 19-17.

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Melbourne Rebels cause major boilover to beat ACT Brumbies with future on the line

The under pressure Melbourne Rebels came back from the death to beat the ACT Brumbies on Saturday night.

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Melbourne Rebels raise doubts on ARU's ability to cut Super Rugby team

"We unequivocally reject that the ARU has any ability to 'chop' or 'cut' (ARU words) the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby licence," the statement read.

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Live Super Rugby scores: ACT Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels

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Melbourne Rebels to seek compensation from ARU as franchise ups ante in fight for survival

The Melbourne Rebels ratcheted up their battle with the Australian Rugby Union on Friday as they fight for their survival in a reduced Super Rugby competition from next year.

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