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Stirling to hang his boots

Melbourne Rebels player Sterling Mortlock says his team is prepared to fight till the end.

Veteran Wallaby Stirling Mortlock announced he would retire following the Rebels' last match of the 2012 season against the Stormers. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN
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CAPE TOWN - Melbourne Rebels player Sterling Mortlock on Friday said they would not hand a victory to the Stormers.

The Rebels will play their final Super Rugby game against the Western Province side at Newlands on Saturday.

Mortlock will also be retiring after the match.

He said the Stormers are significantly better than their previous opponents, the Lions.

“We need to ensure our defence consistent throughout the 80 minutes. Unfortunately, during our game against the Lions, we took about 35 minutes to get into the game.”

Mortlock said he would prefer to play his final game in Australia, but Newlands is not a bad venue to end his career.

“I’d say this venue is good as if not better than any other venue for me. Secondly, the stadium provides a unique atmosphere to world rugby.”

The Australian side is currently number 12 on the log while the Cape side is second.

Kickoff is at 3pm.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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