Unicorns Dewar Shield Preview 2015 News

2015 DIRECT CONNECT DEWAR SHIELD PREVIEW: MELBOURNE UNICORNS

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

2015 Allocated Rebels: Luke Burgess, Cam Crawford, Jordy Reid (capped by Unicorns), Telusa Veainu (capped by Unicorns)

‘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

Contact: secretary[at]melbournerugby.com.au

Partners: FTI Consulting, Gilbert, OHM

Club Address: Romanis Reserve, Orrong Park, Orrong Rd, Prahran

Club Website: http://melbournerugby.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MRUFCUnicorns

Twitter: https://twitter.com/melunicorns

Source: REBELS MEDIA UNIT