Rebels' Shipperley out for the season


Melbourne Rebels wing Dom Shipperley has been ruled out for the rest of the Super Rugby season with a knee injury.

The three-time Wallaby ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Rebels' 38-13 loss to Hurricanes at AAMI Park on Friday.

Rebels general manager Baden Stephenson said it was a blow to lose the 25-year-old, with Rebels having won four of their opening seven games of the season.

"We're shattered for Dom. He's been a consistent performer during the first half of the year for the Rebels, but unfortunately a contact injury has prematurely ended his Super Rugby season," he said.

"The Rebels will make sure that we support Dom throughout his rehabilitation process and look forward to seeing him back big, stronger and better than ever."

Shipperley's injury was not the only blow to Rebels, with confirmation Mitch Inman will be sidelined for up to five weeks due to a hand injury.