Australia’s depth issues will persist into 2024, especially for new expansion teams that have failed to secure a finals berth. The Melbourne Rebels, who are facing financial difficulties, have fallen short despite talented players such as Carter Gordon and Stacey Ili. Coach Kevin Foote’s contract extension has raised questions due to the team’s poor performance. However, the addition of experienced coaches and players in 2024 may address the team’s execution and depth issues. Despite potential improvements, the Rebels still lack the depth and strength to challenge top teams in Super Rugby, which remains a concern for the future.

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