After nine years playing overseas, the Melbourne Rebels are excited to have Monty Ioane joining the Rebels for the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season.
The acquisition of the capped international who has made 14 appearances for Italy, is a great addition to the Rebels stocks on the wing with his explosive pace set to ignite the AAMI Park faithful.
After plying his trade as a junior at the Endeavour Hills Rugby Club, Ioane made his professional debut at just eighteen-years-old for Paris side, Stade Français in the Top 14.
Following a pair of eye-catching campaigns in the Mitre 10 Cup, Ioane signed with Italian side Benetton, where he played 81 matches over six seasons.
After being named in the PRO14 Dream Team for two straight campaigns (2018-2019 and 2019-2020), Ioane would win selection for the Italian national team, debuting in the Autumn Nations Cup Final against Wales.
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