Lachie Anderson pens new two-year deal with Melbourne Rebels

Lachie Anderson joined Rebels in 2020
Lachie Anderson joined Rebels in 2020

Melbourne Rebels have confirmed that wing Lachie Anderson has signed a new two-year deal with the Australian club.

Anderson made his professional rugby debut with National Rugby Championship side New South Wales Country Eagles in 2017 and went on to make his Super Rugby debut with Rebels in 2020.

The 23-year-old was part of Australia Sevens squad but with the pandemic coronavirus disrupting their Olympics participation, he switched back to 15s competition.

“The Melbourne Rebels are a fantastic club and have made me feel really welcome since coming here last year," he told the official website of the club.

"Our results are really building and coming into the back-end of the competition I think we are going to be a threat.

“I’m really enjoying my time down here in Melbourne, I think there’s a great group of boys and we’re building something special,” he commented".

Rebels Coach Dave Wessels expressed delight in Anderson extending his stay with the club.

“We are thrilled to have Lachie sign on, he has come across from Sevens with a lot of enthusiasm and a real willingness to learn and has really thrived in the 15-man format.”

“Lachie has become a key member of our squad as he continues to grow and become more comfortable in this format. Scoring two tries in consecutive weeks speaks for itself.”

Rebels are positioned third in Super Rugby AU table with two wins from four matches.