Former Melbourne Rebels Hooker James Hanson has returned to the club, signing a one year deal with the Victorian franchise.
Hanson has 111 Super Rugby caps, including twenty-nine with the Melbourne Rebels.
He has also been capped twelve times for the Wallabies.
After a successful stint with the Gloucester Rugby Club, he has decided to return to Australia and re-join the Melbourne Rebels.
“I always knew I wanted to return to Australia and play rugby, I’m excited to join the Rebels and be back home. I loved playing in front of the loyal Rebels fans and can’t wait to return to the Stockade,” Hanson said.
“We are looking forward to James returning to the club, he brings a wealth of International experience to our front row stocks and is highly regarded by our players and fans alike from his previous time here at the club,” Melbourne Rebels Head Coach, Dave Wessels said.
Hanson will join the Rebels playing squad upon completing his quarantine in Perth.Hanson joins a raft of recent signings for the club, including Argentinian duo Lucio Sordoni and Ignacio Calas.
The Melbourne Rebels kick off their 2021 campaign against the Queensland Reds on Friday February 26 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.