McMahon commits to Melbourne Rebels until 2017

Melbourne based Super Rugby franchise the Rebels have announced that backrower Sean McMahon re-committed to the Club and Australian Rugby until the end of the 2017 season.

Rebels’ Head Coach Tony McGahan was thrilled to secure Sean’s services for an extended period.

“Sean has made a wonderful impact at the Rebels, despite still being just 20 years of age, ” McGahan said. “He has demonstrated an ability to succeed at Super Rugby level, and clearly he is going to get better.

“Everybody at the Club is delighted that Sean sees the Rebels as the best place to continue to improve, and we’re looking forward to his continual growth both on and off the field. “

For McMahon, staying at the Rebels was an easy decision.

“Being down here in Melbourne, and around the guys in this squad, is something I want to continue, ” he said.

“I can see the future of the Rebels getting better, and in the next few years we will continue to build towards an eventual premiership under this coaching staff; I want to be a part of that.

“The way I have always worked is that I let my manager do the deal and I just play the footy, so I said to him I wanted to stay here and let’s make it happen. I love it down here and being part of this group, and now I can focus on playing with this decision already made. “

McMahon capped an outstanding first season as professional fifteen-a-side Rugby player by making hisWallabies’ debut on the 2014 Spring Tour, playing three tests for his country, after also winning the Australian Super Rugby Rookie of the Year and the Rebels’ own awards equivalent.

It capped a meteoric rise for Sean, who at seventeen years of age was the youngest ever Australian Rugby Sevens representative, and returned to the sport for a brief period in 2014 to win a Commonwealth Games Bronze Medal.

He also Captained Australia U20s to the IRB Junior World Rugby Championships, his second year in the team, and won the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC) Best Player award, as well as the Melbourne Rising’s Players’ Player Award.

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