Rebels name Smith in SA tour squad
Melbourne - The Rebels have named a 27-man squad for the two-game tour
of South Africa against the Sharks in Durban and Kings in Port Elizabeth.
The Rebels, coming off their first win of the season
following their two-point victory over the Brumbies, named four uncapped
players, including Esei Haangana, Will Miller, Hugh Sinclair, Ikapote Tupai.
The Rebels have also named Toby Smith, who is set to return
from a hamstring injury which has sidelined the prop for the first eight rounds
of the season.
The Rebels will be without Lopeti Timani, who was suspended
for four weeks, injured Dominic Day and Colby Fainga’a, who has remained in
Melbourne with the impending birth of his first child.
Rebels squad for tour of South Africa: Steve Cummins, Jack
Debreczeni, Tom English, Jackson Garden-Bachop, James Hanson, Esei Haangana,
Reece Hodge, Mitch Inman, Marika Koroibete, Tyrel Lomax, Amanaki Mafi, Tom
Moloney, Will Miller, Sefa Naivalu, Culum Retallick, Fereti Sa’aga, Jake
Schatz, Hugh Sinclair, Siliva Siliva, Toby Smith, Mick Snowden, Nic Stirzaker,
Ikapote Tupai, Sione Tuipulotu, Jordan Uelese, Laurie Weeks, Ben Volavola