RaboDirect Rebel Alex Rokobaro returned to Australia and the Super Rugby system after a successful stint in French rugby in 2012. In his first season as a full-time Rebel, Rokobaro featured twice for the Rebels at AAMI Park in spirited losses to the Brumbies and Reds.
Alex began playing Rugby in his hometown of Adelaide, where he quickly became one of the State's brightest young stars. His rugby journey took him to Brisbane, where he represented both Australian and Queensland Schools, and to Sydney where he won a Colts Premiership for Sydney University as well as featuring in many of their grade triumphs. His success was rewarded by NSW Waratahs selectors, when he was drafted into their Academy system in 2010.
Alex is familiar with the Club's ethos and coaching staff, having played for the Rebel Rising in the Club's foundation season, before taking up an opportunity to play with Stade Francais in the French Top 14 in 2012. Alex's impressive form was rewarded when the Rebels signed him on a two year deal for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Born in Adelaide, Alex is the first South Australian to play Super Rugby. Alex is of Fijian heritage, his family hailing from the serene island village of Yasawa, and he made his debut for the Fijian national team against Portugal in 2013.
Alex will be leaving the Club at seasons end, following one appearance for the Rebels in 2014 against the Highlanders in Dunedin and playing an important role for Harlequin in the Dewar Shield.