Rebels announce final U16 and U19 team lists for 2023

Thu, Oct 19, 2023, 11:43 PM
Rebels Media
by Rebels Media

The Shaw and Partners and TAC Melbourne Rebels U16 and U19s have named their travelling teams for this weekend's fourth and final match of the 2024 Super Rugby U16 and U19 season.

Following last Saturday’s spirited performance against a strong Brumbies outfit in Canberra, Rebels U16s Head Coach Cliff Viliamu has made four changes to his Starting XV with Kyzen Galuega’s strong form leading to his inclusion in the starting front row, while Vailfale Maiava will pair with Elye Morris in the second row.

Zander Pereira has been named on the left wing, with Kirirakau Loffley named at inside-centre.

Meanwhile, Rebels U19 Head Coach Eric Tom has brought in Cedric Iotua to his second row, while Australian Schools & 18’s representative Wyatt Ballenger has been named at 6 with Darcy Keating to start at 7.

Jakim Ngatoko has been promoted to scrumhalf with Patrick Sialau switching from inside-centre to left wing and Jozef Ah Kuoi named at outside-centre.

Captain Divad Palu will look to continue his strong form, after a dominant performance last week which saw the Harlequin star named in Rugby Australia’s Team of the Week.

Earlier this week, the Melbourne Rebels announced this weekend’s Round 4 Super Rugby U16 and U19 games against the Queensland Reds had been relocated to Brisbane’s Sunnybank Rugby Club due to unforeseen complications with field access.

Our boys will now play on Saturday October 21 with the U16s kicking off at 11:30 am before the 19s run out at 1:10 pm. Both matches will be shown live on Stan Sport.

The Shaw and Partners and TAC Melbourne Rebels U16 and U19s would like to thank all partners, fans, family, friends and the wider Victorian community for the fantastic support for our players and program this season.

Rebels U16 Team List vs Queensland Reds
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Rebels U19 Team List vs Queensland Reds

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