Aussie prospect commits to Rebels

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:38
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TRANSFER NEWS: The Melbourne Rebels have secured Australian Under-20 scrumhalf Harrison Goddard for two years, signing until the end of 2019.

The announcement has capped off a monumental year for Goddard who made his Super Rugby debut against the Waratahs on May 21 and become Rebel at 19-years-old.
 
Goddard’s classy form with the Melbourne Rebels in the Super U20 competition as Vice Captain ensured his selection in the national team to compete in the World Rugby U20 Championships in Georgia.
 
Goddard has impressed for Australia in Georgia with 39 points off the boot and solid performances against Wales, Samoa England and Italy as starting halfback alongside fellow Rebels teammates Jordan Uelese, Sione Tuipulotu, Semisi Tupou and future Rebel Henry Huchison.
 
Fast earning a reputation for his speed to the breakdown, accurate passing game and pinpoint kicking game the former Australian Schoolboy (2014 & 2015) is earmarked as a player with a huge Super Rugby future.
 
"Harrison’s development has been fast tracked in our environment and he has earned the opportunity by working extremely hard, backing himself and his growth mindset to improve." said Baden Stephenson Melbourne Rebels CEO

It's taken just eight months for the now passionate Melbourne man to become a key acquisition for the Melbourne Rebels.

"It's been a very enjoyable year so far, joining preseason with the Rebels then my Super Rugby debut to now representing my Country," said Goddard.
 
"The Rebels gave me my chance and since then I haven’t looked back, I'm grateful for where I am now and how much I’ve enjoyed playing footy in this environment.
 
"Melbourne is such a great city, with a powerful sporting scene, and I’m excited for the chance to contribute to the future success of the club,"
 
Goddard’s signing is the third in a series of recent announcements by the Melbourne Rebels who are surging forward with planning and recruitment for the 2018 campaign.
 
The Melbourne Rebels return to action on Friday, July 7 against the Western Force at nib Stadium in Perth following June’s international Test break.

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Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28