Tamati Ellison makes run-on Rebels debut
February 13, 2014
Tamati Ellison made a winning cameo against the Hurricanes in Geelong © Getty Images
Tamati Ellison will make his first start for Melbourne Rebels when they face Queensland Reds at Ballymore on Saturday, the veteran former All Blacks centre partnering Mitch Inman in midfield.
Cadeyrn Neville, meanwhile, will play his first Super Rugby pre-season trial of the year having overcome a hamstring strain. The second-rower returns to action via the bench, as does Lopeti Timani after missing the trial against Hurricanes in Geelong last weekend.
Rebels: Angus Roberts; Lachlan Mitchell, Mitch Inman, Tamati Ellison, Tom English; Bryce Hegarty, Luke Burgess; Scott Higginbotham (captain), Scott Fuglistaller, Sean McMahon; Luke Jones, Hugh Pyle; Laurie Weeks, Pat Leafa, Toby Smith. Replacements: Steve Fualau, Paul Alo-Emile, Cadeyrn Neville, Colby Fainga'a, Ben Meehan, Telusa Veainu, Tom Kingston, Max Lahiff, Jason Woodward, Lopeti Timani.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
Felipe Massa believes a combination of a brake problem and poorly timed traffic in Q3 cost him the chance of a top six finish in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix
Kimi Raikkonen admitted his own errors were to blame for his disappointing grid position at the Belgian Grand Prix
Sources have told ESPN that AC Milan are considering a move for Chelsea's Fernando Torres, as the Spanish striker was dropped from the squad for Saturday's victory against Leicester City
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has hailed the improvement in striker Edin Dzeko during his time in charge
Fernando Alonso sees Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix as another opportunity to challenge for a podium