MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Former England flanker Michael Lipman has been signed by the new Melbourne Rebels team that will begin play next year in the Super 15 rugby tournament. The London-born Lipman was raised in Australia before playing 10 tests for England.
He has recently captained Warringah in the Sydney competition. Last week, the Rebels announced the signing of Julian Huxley, who has returned to professional rugby following two years of recovery from surgery to remove a brain tumor.
He made a comeback with the ACT Brumbies this season. Other Rebels signings include Welsh No.
8 Gareth Delve, England flyhalf Danny Cipriani, former Australia hooker Adam Freier and 80-test Wallaby and former skipper Stirling Mortlock.