Rebels lose Shipperley to injury

Date published: March 24 2015

Rebels wing Dom Shipperley has suffered an injury setback, fracturing his hand during the Saturday's loss to the Lions in Melbourne.

Shipperley, who was making his 50th Super Rugby appearance, has started all five games for the Rebels this season since moving to Melbourne from the Reds, however he will now be ruled out until at least Round Eleven after undergoing surgery.

In better news for the Rebels, playmaker Jack Debreczeni is available for selection this week as they travel to Wellington to face the Hurricanes on Friday night, after missing the last game with a minor knee complaint.

A number of Rebels played their first competitive match of 2015 on the weekend with the Dewar Shield kicking off, including Tom Kingston, who played 40 minutes for his local club after completing his rehabilitation from patella tendinopathy