Melbourne Rebels sign former All Black Matt Proctor

Matt Proctor will join Rebels from Northampton Saints
Matt Proctor will join Rebels from Northampton Saints

Melbourne Rebels have announced the signing of former All Black centre Matt Proctor ahead of the 2024 season.

His signing follows after the club confirmed that Wallabies' trio Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Filipo Daugunu and Taniela Tupou, and Australian Sevens and Junior Wallabies star Darby Lancaster will also be joining them ahead of the new season.

Proctor has committed to the club at least until the 2025 season and will link up with the club after spending four years with Northampton Saints.

The 30-year-old was also part of Hurricanes from 2013 and helped them win their maiden Super Rugby title in 2016. He also made a solitary Test appearance for the All Blacks that came in 2018 against Japan.

“I’m looking forward to my return to Super Rugby,” said Proctor to the club's official website.

“The project at Melbourne Rebels is a great fit for me and the city is somewhere my family will be very happy.

“I’ve experienced a different style of footy over the past four seasons playing in the UK, which has been massive for my development as a player and a person, so I’ll be returning to Super Rugby a more experienced and well rounded player.

“This is a new and exciting challenge for me and I can't wait to get started at the Rebels.”