Open Letter from Melbourne Rebels Chairman, Paul Docherty

· Super Rugby
by Rebels Media
The Melbourne Rebels are aware of various media reports released this morning questioning the Club’s financial stability.

We have worked very hard to establish a clear identity of what our Club stands for and constantly strive to make Melbourne proud. We know that like all of our competitors in the Australian sporting marketplace, we operate in a very cluttered market which is a constant challenge to our business. We have a very experienced Board of Directors who are all working hard to ensure we are solvent and successful long-term.

At the same time, we are concerned by some of the misinformation within today’s media reports. We categorically reject that the Rebels receive any financial payment from our local Rugby clubs for any contracted players participating in local club matches or appearances. It is very disappointing that we even have to address such unsubstantiated rumours which are entirely in conflict with the entire ethos of our Club and code.

We remain in constant dialogue with Rugby Australia regarding our business and high performance plans and remain very confident of a bright future for the Melbourne Rebels.