With just over one week until the season opener against Footscray, the Rebels Media Unit previews the mighty Melbourne Unicorns.
In our next of the 2015 Direct Connect Dewar Shield team previews, we look at the Melbourne Unicorns.
Year Formed: 1909
Club Nickname(s): Unicorns
Dewar Shield Titles: 1909, 1912, 1913, 1930, 1935, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011
Head Coach: Anare Koliavu (Rayza)
2014 Finish: 3rd
‘Rayza’ says: “We are looking for consistent improvements every week for our developing team. Last year was a fairly unfamiliar squad, with a lot of new guys, so this year we will be looking to build on those existing combinations and the sky is the limit.”
Unicorn to watch: “Lucky Mulipola is an ex-Highlanders and Tasman (NPC) player, and ex-Samoan international, and he plays in the centres or on the wing. It will be his first season in Melbourne, and he brings great experience and he isn’t shy going into the contest.”
President: Tyrone Landsman
Secretary: Peter McBride
Partners: FTI Consulting, Gilbert, OHM
Club Address: Romanis Reserve, Orrong Park, Orrong Rd, Prahran
Club Website: http://melbournerugby.com.au
Source: REBELS MEDIA UNIT