Super Rugby - Melbourne Rebels
Luke Burgess may play Brumbies
June 3, 2013
Toulouse's Luke Burgess touches down, Montpellier v Toulouse, Top 14, Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Montpellier, France, December 23, 2011
Luke Burgess has been playing in France © Getty Images

Melbourne Rebels have fast-tracked former Brumbies and New South Wales Waratahs scrum-half Luke Burgess into the squad for the remainder of the season, after injury and international duty reduced the Super Rugby side's stocks.

Burgess, 28, signed to play for the Rebels from 2014 onwards, but he has been drafted into this season's squad for their final two games of the season after Nick Phipps was called up to the Wallabies squad with Richard Kingi sidelined by a knee injury.

The scrum-half, who has played 37 Tests for Australia, joined Melbourne after a two-year stint with Toulouse in the French Top 14.

He was one of the original Rebels when they competed in the Australian Rugby Championship, before he joined the Waratahs for four years ahead of his France venture. He spent four years with the Brumbies prior to his stint with the Rebels, but he struggled for game time given then-Wallabies captain George Gregan was also in Canberra.

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