The Rebel Rising team suffered a loss 31-20 against the Barbarians following what was a fiercely contested game. The teams displayed even strength, with the Rising boasting both a firm defence and an aggressive offense. However, the Barbarians' offensive plays were unrelenting, and on too many occasions proved overwhelming.
When I first caught up with Alex Rokobaro at the start of the pre-season, both he and RaboDirect Rebels Recruiting Manager Sam Cordingley spoke of the exciting young back as a long-term prospect.
Gareth Delve sidelined due to injury, James O'Connor to Captain the side against the Waratahs.
A behind the scenes look at the game v ACT Brumbies on February 22, including interviews.
Damien Hill and Gareth Delve face the media, after going down to the ACT Brumbies 30-13.
The RaboDirect Rebels hosted the Brumbies at AAMI Park on Friday evening, as both sides looked to maintain a perfect record following opening round victories.
This week’s game day charity is Foundation 49 – a Men’s Health not for profit health promotion initiative of Cabrini. Foundation 49’s vision is ‘to improve the health of men by raising health awareness and encouraging regular check-ups
VRU Junior Rugby Registration Day at YOUR local Rugby Club from 10:30-12:30, Saturday 23 February
The Rebels Rising suffered their first close loss for 2013, losing to Western Force A 23-16 at AAMI Park
A behind the scenes look at the Rebels squad training ahead of the Round Two game against the Brumbies.
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