Fiji Time: 1:47 AM on Sunday 2 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Super chance

Aap
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MELBOURNE - The Melbourne Rebels are putting their contentious Super Rugby win over the Queensland Reds behind them to focus on fast-tracking new halfback Ben Meehan to meet the NSW Waratahs.

The Rebels pipped the Reds through a last-gasp penalty awarded against Ed O'Donoghue for alleged eye-gouging of Rebels skipper Scott Higginbotham, for which he was subsequently exonerated by a SANZAR judicial hearing on Monday.

Meehan, 21, will make his Super Rugby run-on debut against the Test-stacked Waratahs at AAMI Park on Friday night following serious injuries to both Luke Burgess and Nic Stirzaker.

Burgess fractured his knee during a standout performance at Suncorp but he was getting around Rebels headquarters on Tuesday with barely a limp, prompting hopes of a return before season's end.

Coach Tony McGahan said he had "no thoughts" about O'Donoghue's exoneration and that the side had moved on.

"We've got a few issues with injury so we've got to bed down Ben Meehan and (backup halfback) Josh Holmes, who only came in last week so that's really pressing," he said.

"We've got enough things to be worrying about ourselves and how we prepare for the Waratahs this week."

Meehan has made five appearances off the bench this season and is highly rated after being voted Player's Player of the Australian under-20s side at last year's World Cup.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64940.6304
JPY 50.608347.6083
GBP 0.37960.3716
EUR 0.44010.4281
NZD 0.68800.6550
AUD 0.65010.6251
USD 0.49600.4790

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s rep in custody
  2. Fiji sevens player charged for assault
  3. 7s coach selection
  4. Survivor finds hope amid fear
  5. FLP hits out at suspension
  6. City fights off swarms of termites
  7. Businessman awaits police report
  8. Work on $30 million project progresses well
  9. Termites in the city
  10. NFP ready to resolve nation's ills

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  2. Carjack case on to High Court Friday (30 Sep)
  3. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  4. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  5. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  8. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Judoka dies Thursday (29 Sep)