Easy decision for Cordingley

Former Wallaby scrum-half joins Rebel revolution

Last Updated: 05/04/10 9:35am

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Cordingley: Joining the Rebels

Cordingley: Joining the Rebels

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Former Australia scrum-half Sam Cordingley is set to return home after agreeing to join new Super 15 franchise Melbourne Rebels.

"Being asked to be one of the founding members of the Melbourne Rebels and to be part of building a culture from scratch is an honour."
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Cordingley has been playing in France with Grenoble since leaving the Reds in 2008.

However he will now team up with former Australia coach Rod Macqueen, who gave Cordingley his Wallaby debut in 2000, at the Rebels.

And Cordingley admitted he had little hesitation in joining the Melbourne franchise ahead of their Super Rugby debut in 2011.

"After speaking with Rod Macqueen and (chief executive) Brian Waldron about their ideas for taking the club forward, it became a quick decision to join," Cordingley said.

"Being asked to be one of the founding members of the Melbourne Rebels and to be part of building a culture from scratch is an honour.

"It's something not many players get the chance to experience."

Cordingley is joined in moving to the Rebels by back-rower Tim Davidson and outside back Peter Betham.

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