Life on the road for Rebels
Canberra: The Melbourne Rebels are preparing for life on the road with no end in sight as officials scramble to find an interstate base and a way for players to be with their families.
It comes after they dropped their Super Rugby AU opener to the ACT Brumbies to the tune of 31-23 at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.
The Rebels look set to shift their home game against the Queensland Reds to Brookvale Oval on Friday night, with the squad likely to stay in Canberra, where they were based for a week leading into round one, until Wednesday. Brumbies captain Allan Alaalatoa says everyone involved in rugby should be thanking the Rebels and Western Force “for the sacrifices they’re making to be away from their families to make this comp run”.