We caught up with former Rebels flanker Tim Davidson, who played 26 games for the Club between 2011-2013.
1. What have you been up to since leaving the Rebels?
Since I left the rebels I have had two Jobs – one working in Agribusiness for NAB and the second in a GM role with a private company within the waste and resources sector, I am currently back with the NAB team working in Agribusiness in a different role. My wife Prudence and I have had three girls since we left Melbourne – Poppy (4yrs), Clementine (2yrs) and Florence (6 weeks) are all doing well and keeping us on our toes.
2. Best Rebels victory you were a part of, and memories of that game?
The best victory I was part of was when we beat the Crusaders 28-19 in 202 at home. It was memorable for a number of reasons but mainly because they have been the benchmark of the competition for so long and it meant a lot to our supporters who came to witness the win at AAMI Park.
3. Funniest off field memory as a member of the Rebels?
Filming Apple Slice Baby with Laurie Weeks and Nic Henderson for our end of season dinner in 2011.
4. Favourite teammate and why?
Nic Henderson – 'Dos' is loved by all and is extremely generous, honest and such a team orientated person. You never ever had to question his commitment and loyalty was something I always admired.
5. On the field, who was the most inspiring team mate you played with and why?
Nick Phipps always had such a high energy and always motivated the team with his positive attitude and selfless actions for the team.
6. In the current Rebels squad, who’s your favourite player to watch each week and why?
Tom English – no nonsense, smart footballer who runs and tackles hard. Always puts the team first and is well known for his appalling dress sense!
7. Tonight, we play The Highlanders. How do you think we will go and where will the game be won?
I think the Rebels will get up by five points. The game for mine will be won and lost in the back row. If the Rebels can gain ascendency, the experience of Cooper, Genia will distribute enough ball for Meakes and English to do some damage through the middle, freeing up Koroibete and Maddocks out wide.
8. Do you have a message to the Rebels supporters?
Thanks to all of the loyal supporters in Victoria who have embraced the Rebels. Your ongoing support is noticeable and the players past and current really appreciate it. Without you the Rebels wouldn’t be where they are today!