Foundation Rebel Laurie Weeks bounced back from a 2012 season ruined by injury to feature in every RaboDirect Rebels game of the 2013 season, mirroring his effort from the Club's inaugural 2011 season.

The hugely popular Weeks, who has earned the moniker 'the people's champ' from his teammates, was tipped for Wallaby honours by many midway through 2012 before having to endure the setback of a full shoulder reconstruction. 2014 saw his long awaited Wallaby debut against France in front of an excited Melbourne crowd.

A wealth of experience to his name, Weeks played 23 times for the Queensland Reds before moving south as a foundation Rebel, winning the Super Rugby Rookie of the Year award whilst at the Reds in 2009.

One of the most outgoing and personable members of the squad, Laurie is a similarly effervescent presence on the pitch. Technically solid and a powerful scrummager, he is also extremely mobile, having an uncanny knack to always pop up in the right place at the right time.

As with his retiring front row partner Nic Henderson, Weeks is yet to score a try for the Rebels, however he can claim bragging rights over Hendo by the virtue of having scored once whilst playing for the Reds.

Laurie is studying a Bachelor of Education, and is head of the Little Rebels. His mother and younger sister are both Primary School teachers and Laurie would like to one day emulate that. However, for the time being Laurie is focused purely on the Rebels having committed to the Club until the end of the 2015 season.