2019 Club Allocation

· Super Rugby
by Rebels Media

The Melbourne Rebels club allocations have been revealed today ahead of the 2019 Rugby Victoria club season.

In an initiative designed to link the professional arm with grassroots rugby in Victoria, all thirty-eight contracted Rebels will be aligned with a school or club to act as ambassadors for the code.Rugby Victoria GM Chris Evans expressed the importance of providing schools and clubs with role models for their players.

“Aligning the Rebels with schools and clubs is an important part of demonstrating the link between the professional and amateur arms of rugby in this state,” explained Evans.

“It’s important our rugby community is surrounded by role models who can inspire them on their rugby journey. The Rebels can play an important role in fostering and developing a connection with the community.

“One of the things that makes our community so unique is how engaged our professional players are.Seeing Tetera Faulkner conducting a scrummaging session at Moorabbin or hearing stories of Fereti, Rob and Jordan running water throughout the grades at Melbourne Uni – that sort of commitment to a club is really special,” Evans said.

His sentiments were echoed by Rebels GM of Rugby Nick Ryan. 

“No club can be successful without the support of the community that you represent,” Ryan said.

“It’s special popping down to a Dewar Shield game on a Saturday afternoon and seeing some of the Rebels in the crowd less than 24 hours after they’ve taken to the field themselves.

“The fact that sort of support goes both ways is what makes the relationship between professional and community rugby so unique.”

Name                        School                                      Club

Abel, Robbie          St Kevin's                           Melbourne Unicorns

Ainsley, Jermaine  St Francis                           Box Hill/Maroondah

Coleman, Adam     Brighton Grammar             Eltham/Northern

Cooper, Quade      Marcellin                             Melbourne Unicorns/ Melton 

Cottrell, Angus       Haileybury College             Power House

Daley, Ben             Xavier College                    Power House

English, Tom          Xavier College                    Melbourne Unicorns

Erasmus, Mees      Xavier College                    Footscray

Fa'amausili, Pone   Haileybury College            Moorabbin

Faulkner, Tetera     Melbourne Grammar          Moorabbin

Genia, Will             Fountain Gate                    Kiwi Hawthorn/Brimbank

Goddard, Harrison Melbourne Grammar          Endeavour Hills

Ha'angana, Esei    Marcellin                             Melbourne Unicorns

Hardwick, Richard Carey Grammar                 Harlequins

Haylett-Petty, Dane  Geelong Grammar          Casey/ Racing

Haylett-Petty, Ross  Geelong Grammar           Harlequins

Hodge, Reece        St Patrick's Ballarat           Geelong/Ballarat

Hosea, Trevor        Brighton Grammar             Harlequins

Jeffries, Sam          Trinity Grammar                 Melbourne University

Jones, Luke           Haileybury College             Footscray / Wyndham City 

Koroibete, Marika  Haileybury College             Box Hill

Leota, Robert        Xavier College                    Melbourne University/ Northern

Maddocks, Jack    Melbourne Grammar          Power House

Magnay, Campbell Trinity Grammar                Footscray

Meakes, Billy        Melbourne High                  Footscray

Naisarani, Isi        Scotch College                    Endeavour Hills

Philip, Matt           Melbourne HS                     Endeavour Hills

Rangi, Anaru        Ivanhoe Grammar               Endeavour Hills

Roach, Hugh        Brighton Grammar              Harlequins

Ruru, Michael       Ivanhoe Grammar              Harlequins

Sa'aga, Fereti      Melbourne Grammar           Melbourne University/ Northern

Talakai, Sam        St Francis Xavier                 Box Hill

Toomua, Matt       Geelong Grammar              VS Barbarians 

Tuipulotu, Sione     St Kevin's                          Moorabbin/Southern Districts/Cerberus

Tupou, Semisi      Marcellin                             Box Hill

Uelese, Jordan     St Kevin's                            Melbourne University / Eltham

Wilkin, Brad          Scotch College                   Power House/ Shepparton