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Melbourne Rebels officially axed from Super Rugby over financial woes [Video]

Australian Super Rugby outfit Melbourne Rebels have been dropped from the competition due to financial difficulties.

The Rebels have been in voluntary administration since January and Rugby Australia confirmed on Thursday it had not accepted a proposal from a consortium to take over the club’s licence from 2025.

Staff and players were told of the decision before flying to Fiji for their final regular-season match on Saturday.

The Rebels, who lie seventh in the table, have reached the playoffs for the first time since being founded in 2011.

A statement from Rugby Australia (RA) said the consortium’s proposals “did not demonstrate sufficient financial viability” and said no documentary evidence had been provided to support a projected 18 million Australian dollars (£9.3 million) in funding.

“Since the Rebels’ inaugural year in 2011, (the Rebels have) not been independently financially sustainable despite significant additional investment by RA over and above committed club grants,” the statement said.

“There is nothing …

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