Questions will be asked about the depth of Australian rugby, and especially the two expansion teams, as they have not been able to produce strong results. The Melbourne Rebels are facing financial trouble, and could potentially miss the 2024 season due to this. The Rebels have struggled to make it to Super Rugby finals throughout their 13 years in the competition, despite having a lot of talented players. Head coach Kevin Foote’s record is 24% with only 8 wins from 33 matches, and many are questioning his leadership. The team has struggled with various aspects of the game, especially winning tackles and executing plans successfully. The Rebels are hoping new coaching staff can address these issues and turn promising performances into wins. The team’s depth remains a concern, and while there have been some big name signings, there are still weaknesses in certain positions. Overall, the Rebels have potential, but may not be strong enough to challenge the top teams in Super Rugby. In the end, the ultimate measure of success for the Rebels will be winning games, and Foote’s record is still cause for concern.