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Foundation Rebel and Wallaby tighthead prop Laurie Weeks is the Club's most capped player, and the first player to reach 60 appearances for the Club. His 2015 season has been interrupted by a knee injury, however he has returned to action in the later rounds and famously set up a first ever Super Rugby try for fellow Foundation Rebel Luke Jones with a clean break in Brisbane against the Reds.
Laurie is yet to score a try for the Rebels, but took particular delight in helping Jones across the line for the first time; as the only two remaining foundation Rebels, it is a bond that also saw them single one another out to celebrate the Club's first ever win overseas against the Crusaders in Christchurch in Round One. Laurie has recently re-signed until the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
2014 saw Laurie make his Wallaby debut in front of his adoring Melbourne fans, as Australia hosted France at Etihad Stadium, and in 2015 he will again be in the international selection mix in 2015 after playing such a key role in the continued progression of the Rebels' scrum, now regarded as one of the most consistent and powerful in Super Rugby.
'The People's Champ' won the Super Rugby Rookie of the Year award whilst at the Reds in 2009, and for the second straight year was named in the Club's leadership group in 2015. Laurie is studying a Bachelor of Education; his mother and younger sister are both Primary School teachers and Laurie would like to one day emulate that.