7 Sep 2013

Ellison joins Rebels

5:59 am on 7 September 2013

In another blow for the dwindling Highlanders, former All Blacks utility Tamati Ellison has jumped ship to join the Melbourne Rebels for the next Super Rugby season.

The four-test All Black played for the Highlanders last season and will join the Rebels on a one-year deal, following the completion of his season with the Ricoh Black Rams in Japan.

Born in Wellington, the 30-year-old made his Super Rugby debut for the Blues in 2005, and has gone on to represent both the Hurricanes and the Highlanders, with a total of 77 Super caps.