Mitch’s Century Swansong
Melbourne Rebels veteran Mitch Inman, will line up for his 100th Super Rugby game against the Jaguares on Friday night in what will also be his final appearance after six years with the club.
The imposing centre says he will enjoy his last hurrah at AAMI Park, before jetting off to join new team Oyonnax in the French Top 14.
“It’s gone very quickly, but I will always hold a soft spot for the Rebels and their supporters,” Inman said.
“Obviously it’s been a wonderful experience for me in a great city playing with some very good players”
“ Not many people get to finish their term on a milestone of 100 games.”
Inman signed from the Western Force in the Rebels second season and boasts a wealth of experience becoming only the second longest serving Rebel with 80 caps behind Foundation player Laurie Weeks.
During his six-year tenure at the Rebels, Inman has started the most games at inside centre with 46 games- surpassing former Rebels stalwart Tamati Ellison.
That experience will be put to test against the Jaguares who will step onto AAMI Park for the first time in the club’s history.
However Inman believes the Rebels are ready to give fans a solid performance.
“I’ve been very impressed with the Jaguares form of late, they were impressive against the Waratahs.”
“They have big skilful forwards and some very good off loaders.”
“ They will be a side to contain, we’ve obviously done our homework and we are up for the challenge on Friday night.”
The Melbourne Rebels return home for their final game of the 2017 Vodafone Super Rugby season hosting in an historic first meeting against the Argentina’s Jaguares at AAMI Park on Friday night from 7.30pm.
Tickets are available from http://www.ticketek.com.au.