PLAYERS

Mosese Tuipuloto (2019) is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Rebels Academy. His position of choice is inside centre.

Sione Tui  (2018) is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Rebels in the Super Rugby competition His position of choice is wing.

Sione Tuipulotu  (2014) is an Australian professional rugby union player for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby. His position is centre, but can also play on the wing.

He made his debut for the Rebels against the Queensland Reds as a late replacement for Tamati Ellison in a 25-23 win for the Rebels, becoming the first ever ‘home-grown’ player to play for the Rebels.

Jordan Uelese  (2016) is an Australian professional rugby union player for the Melbourne Rebels in  Super Rugby. He has been capped for the Australian national team His usual position is hooker.

Uelese was born in Wellington, New Zealand, where he started playing rugby for the Oriental Rongotai club. He moved with his family to Melbourne at the age of eleven and attended St. Kevin’s College in Melbourne. As a teenageer he was a loose forward before switching to hooker, the position he played for the Rebels Under-20 side in the National Championships.

Uelese was selected for the Australia Under 20 team two years in a row, playing at the World Rugby Championships in Manchester in 2016 and then in Georgia in 2017. Uelese made his Super Rugby debut in the opening round of the 2017 season against the Blues as a replacement for Patrick Leafa in a defeat for the Rebels, becoming the third ‘home-grown’ player for the Rebels. In September 2017 he made his debut for Australia against the Springboks in a 23–23 draw at nib Stadium in Perth.

Jack De Guingand (2008) has won 1st grade premierships in the Melbourne, Sydney AND Brisbane premier grade competitions. With the Rebels not yet entrenched in Melbourne, Jack move to Sydney to further his rugby ambitions. Studying Medical Science at Sydney University, de Guingand balanced his time in the library with time on the pitch with the oldest rugby club in Australia. With his degree behind him, the flanker returned to Melbourne in 2013 and helped guide Harlequins to their first Dewar Shield in over ten years. Before long though de Guingand’s studies saw him again head north to Brisbane where he would study Medicine at the University of Queensland (UQ). Rugby success followed de Guingand with a first-grade premiership with UQ in both 2014 and 2017.

Tala Gray (2007) is an Australian Rugby Union player who currently plays as a loose forward for the Stade Francais (France) in Top 14 after a couple of games for Waratahs in Super Rugby. Gray was a member of both the Brumbies and Waratahs academies and played 2 seasons of Shute Shield rugby for Easts before heading to France to join Top 14 side Biarritz in 2011. There he was a winner of the Amlin Challenge Cup and his performances caught the eye of his future coach Michael Cheika who signed him up for Waratahs ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby season. Gray was a member of the Australia Under 20 side that competed in the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship and has also represented the Australia Sevens team.

Tamaiti Horua (1999) Played 11 seasons of professional rugby including Super Rugby, Heineken League Europe and Japan. Brumbies (1999 – 2004), Toyota MC (2005/2006), Western Force (2007 – 2008) and Ulster (2010)

David Palavi (1996) Tongan-born Palavi played 22 Super matches for the Brumbies, including the 2004 Super 12 final win against the Crusaders, after making his debut against the Blues that year.

The former openside flanker, who played three seasons with the NRL’s Canberra Raiders and Melbourne Storm, represented the Canberra Vikings in more than 100 games, including winning three premierships in the Brisbane club competition and captaining the side in 2005.

Palavi will continue his rugby involvement through coaching following his success as forwards coach for last year’s premiership-winning Tuggeranong Vikings.

Mark L’Hillier (1988) represented USA Eagles 1998-99 including the 1999 RWC (UK and Ireland), played against South Africa, England, England A, Wales, Western Samoa, French Barbarians and the Wallabies.

David McCoy (1975) played for the Australian Schools Tour on their tour to New Zealand in 1975.