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Former Wallaby Johansson joins Rebels

13/09/2011 05:35:06 PM Comments (0)

Former Wallabies centre Lloyd Johansson has become the first Victorian player to earn a full contract with Super Rugby team the Melbourne Rebels.

Johansson scored a try within the first two minutes of his international debut against the All Blacks in 2005.

He played Super Rugby for the Queensland Reds from 2005-08 before spending time playing club rugby in Italy and Japan.

Johansson won a contract with the Rebels after impressing during their recent development tour of Britain and Ireland.

The centre played under-14 and under-16 state rugby for Victoria before moving to Queensland in 2002 to complete his schooling.

"Lloyd has plied his trade in Australia and overseas but now he has the chance to play professional rugby in his home town of Melbourne," said Rebels coach Damien Hill.

"He has a great combination of speed and power which will add another dimension to our midfield."

The Rebels also announced the signings of young forwards Paul Alo-Emile (Western Force) and James King (Blues).

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