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    Rebels name Smith in SA tour squad

    2017-04-17 09:01

    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


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    Fixtures

    Friday, 31 January 2020
    • Blues v Chiefs, Eden Park 08:05
    • Brumbies v Reds, GIO Stadium 10:15
    • Sharks v Bulls, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 19:10
    Saturday, 01 February 2020
    • Sunwolves v Rebels, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium 05:45
    • Crusaders v Waratahs, Trafalgar Park 08:05
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    • Jaguares v Lions, Estadio Jose Amalfitani 01:00

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