The Melbourne Rebels have confirmed that former Springbok Sevens player Kevin Foote has been elevated to permanent head coach for 2022 and beyond.
The Rebels’ home game against the Crusaders has been moved from Melbourne to Sydney as authorities are still battling to contain a new Covid-19 outbreak in the state of Victoria.
All Blacks centre Anton Lienert-Brown starred as the Chiefs claimed a 36-26 victory over the Rebels in Sydney on Sunday.
The Chiefs have had to extend their stay in Australia after their home game against the Rebels was moved from Hamilton to Sydney due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Victoria.
Scrumhalf Aaron Smith produced a Man of the Match performance to inspire the Highlanders to a 42-27 win against the Rebels in Sydney on Sunday.
The Highlanders’ home Trans-Tasman game against the Rebels has been moved to Sydney due to an extension of the travel pause between Melbourne and New Zealand as a result of a Covid-19 outbreak in Victoria.
The Rebels have been left stranded following a new Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne and the greater Victoria region.
The Reds will face the Brumbies in the Super Rugby AU final next week after beating the Rebels 25-13 in Saturday’s qualifier playoff in Brisbane.
The Rebels have been bolstered by the return of Andrew Kellaway and Campbell Magnay, while the Reds have named an unchanged lineup for their Super Rugby AU playoff in Brisbane on Saturday.
South African prop Cabous Eloff scored a last-minute converted try as the Rebels edged the Force 34-30 in Newcastle on Saturday to secure a place in the playoffs for the first time in history.