Dane Haylett-Petty returns to Melbourne Rebels line-up

Reece Hodge has been rested due to a hamstring injury
Reece Hodge has been rested due to a hamstring injury
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Australia international Dane Haylett-Petty has been named in the Melbourne Rebels line-up for the upcoming Super Rugby clash against Jaguares at AAMI Park on Saturday after making a recovery from a concussion.

The 28-year-old missed last month's clash against New South Wales Waratahs and now is among the five changes made to the starting XV with his brother Ross Haylett-Petty returning to the back-row.

Sam Talakai comes off the bench to replace Jermaine Ainsley, who is among the replacements while Geoff Parling and Richard Hardwick also make a comeback.

With Reece Hodge rested with a hamstring injury, Jack Maddocks will feature at wing while Dane Haylett-Petty takes his place at fullback.

Rebels, who are coming off a bye are currently at the top of Australian Conference after winning four of the six games.

Melbourne line-up to take on Jaguares:

1. Tetera Faulkner, 2. Anaru Rangi, 3. Sam Talakai, 4. Geoff Parling, 5. Adam Coleman, 6. Ross Haylett-Petty, 7. Richard Hardwick, 8. Amanaki Mafi, 9. Will Genia, 10. Jack Debreczeni, 11. Marika Koroibete, 12. Billy Meakes, 13. Tom English, 14. Jack Maddocks, 15. Dane Haylett-Petty

Replacements: 16. Jordan Uelese, 17. Ben Daley, 18. Jermaine Ainsley, 19. Matt Philip, 20. Colby Fainga’a, 21. Lopeti Timani, 22. Michael Ruru, 23. Sefa Naivalu.

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