The Melbourne Rebels are proud to announce back-rower Josh Kemeny has re-committed to the Rebels until the end of 2025.
Kemeny’s re-signing further strengthens an impressive back-row, rich in depth and experience, both at the Super Rugby and International level.
A former Australian Under-20’s star, Kemeny signed with the Melbourne Rebels back in 2019, making his professional debut during the Rebels’ Round 1 Super Rugby AU clash against the Brumbies.
After five starting appearances in his maiden season, Kemeny would feature in ten matches in 2021 before later suffering a devastating ACL injury, sidelining the popular Clubman for the next twelve months.
After making his return during the Club’s season opener against the Force in Perth, Kemeny has become one of the Rebels’ strongest performers this year, making ten appearances including nine starts, while also scoring three tries - a career-high.
Kemeny said he’s excited to continue representing the state of Victoria and for the opportunity to remain part of a special culture down at the Rebels.
“There was a lot of on and off field attractions that had drawn me to re-commit with the Rebels,” said Kemeny.
“The consistency of the coaching staff, a great group of driven and professional players and the amazing city of Melbourne were major factors.
“I’m really excited for what the future holds here at the Rebels on both a personal and team level.
“I’m really confident the group's development will breed success in the future years ahead.”
Melbourne Rebels, Head Coach, Kevin Foote, said he was thrilled to have someone of Kemeny’s calibre remain at the Rebels.
“Josh is a highly skilled player with great character, who’s loved by all his teammates for his professionalism, his resilience, his loyalty and selflessness,” said Foote.
“He’s someone who embodies everything the Melbourne Rebels stands for on and off the field.
“To have someone of his calibre re-sign is a fantastic reflection of our Club and the direction we’re heading in, so I’m really excited to keep working with Josh, and watching him grow as a player and a person here in Melbourne.”