Debreczeni, Rebels won’t lose focus

Melbourne Rebels fly-half Jack Debreczeni insists the side aren't listening to growing expectations ahead of the new Super Rugby season.

The Rebels made strides in the 2015 competition, securing a first win away from Australia and finishing with seven victories, their best record yet.

Tony McGahan's side have also recruited well for the new season with the additions of James Hanson, Adam Thomson and Culum Retallick.

“We’re not really looking that far ahead,” Debreczeni told Fox Sports.

“I guess in the short history of the franchise I think it was our most successful year, but in the schemes of things we finished 10th, so there is still a lot to build on and we’re still a long way away from where we want to be.

“I think the main thing is consistency. There were a lot of games last year that we were in the fight and we just collapsed for 10 minutes, which ultimately cost us dearly.”

Playing for the Wallabies in the future is certainly a possibility for the 22-year-old, whose focus for now is purely on helping his franchise.

“There is no real talk about that (playing for the Wallabies),” he added.

“It’s mainly about trying to perform for the Rebels to be honest.

“In the whole big picture, we’re still both young players and we’re trying to improve upon our consistency at this level and making sure that we can play our part in seeing the Rebels doing well.”