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A red card to prop Laurie Weeks didn't help the Melbourne Rebels' cause as they lost to the Sharks in their 
Super Rugby encounter this morning. Photo / Getty Images

Rugby: Sharks topple Rebels

A two-try haul from skipper Scott Higginbotham wasn't enough for the Melbourne Rebels to achieve a break-through win in South Africa, falling 25-21 to the Sharks in…

Christchurch-born businessman Andrew Cox has bought the Melbourne Rebels. Photo / Richard Robinson

Rebels bought by NZ-born businessman

The Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby franchise has today been confirmed to have been bought by a company owned by Christchurch-born businessman Andrew Cox.

Wilhelm Steenkamp of the Force tackles Luke Jones of the Rebels during their Super Rugby encounter. Photo / Getty Images

Rugby: Rebels overpower Force

The Melbourne Rebels put the brakes on the Western Force's winning run with a hard-earned 22-16 victory in their Good Friday…