Ruru swaps Force for Rebels
Cape Town - The Melbourne Rebels have bolstered their backline stocks
with the signing of Western Force scrumhalf Michael Ruru until the end of the
2019 Super Rugby season.
The 27-year-old former scaffolder, who put pen to paper on a
two-year contract with the Rebels, has emerged as one of the premier scrumhalves
in Australian rugby over the last 12 months.
“Mike hasn’t always had things his own way and has really
lived in the real world over the last few years – his recent success is driven
by his enthusiasm and work ethic. He is a genuine competitor that will be very
good for our group,” said Melbourne Rebels head coach Dave Wessels.
Ruru said he was looking forward to the new challenge at the
“There’s a lot of quality players in the squad, especially
in the halfback role, so I know it’s going to be a huge challenge and
competition for game day positions but I’ll bring my energy and passion to
Melbourne,” he explained.
“With the challenge comes the opportunity for me to continue
my development in an elite rugby program under world-class coaches which will
drive better players and standards.”
The Melbourne Rebels will kick-off its 2018 Super Rugby
campaign at home against the Queensland Reds at AAMI Park on Friday 23