Jordan Uelese signs new two-year deal with Melbourne Rebels

Jordan Uelese has played 57 games for Rebels
Jordan Uelese has played 57 games for Rebels

Melbourne Rebels have announced that Australia international Jordan Uelese has signed a new two-year contract with the Super Rugby franchise.

A product of product of the Victorian Rugby development system, the 26-year-old started his career with provincial side Melbourne Rising in 2015 before going on to make his Super Rugby debut with Rebels two years later.

Since then, he has gone on to play 57 Super Rugby games for the Rebels including 12 matches this season.

His consistent performance for the Australia Under 20 side saw him make his Wallabies debut in 2017 and has 15 Test caps to his name including appearances in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

“Growing up I always dreamt about representing the Rebels, so to have the opportunity this year to reach 50 caps was a special moment for myself, my family and the community,” said Uelese to the club's official website.

“I’m now focused on the next 50 games here in Melbourne and achieving success as a group and I believe we’re on a great path. We made significant growth this year and we’re going to continue to build in 2024.

“Having the opportunity to continue representing my hometown Club, playing in front of my family and friends is something that’s really important to me and I can’t wait to get started for next season.

“I’m also thrilled to continue working with the next generation of Victorian’s coming through like Isaac Kailea, Lebron Naea, Daniel Maiava, Divad Palu and Leafi Talataina. It’s an exciting time for our state and I’m pumped to remain a part of it.”