The Melbourne Rebels have reshuffled their coaching line-up in a bid to rise from the bottom of the Super Rugby ladder, with new attack and forwards coaches.

The Melbourne Rebels have made changes to their coaching line-up in a bid to climb off the bottom of the Super Rugby ladder.

Former NSW Waratahs assistant coach Todd Louden, who was part of the Bulls title-winning coaching team in 2007, will join the Rebels as attack coach.

He will take over from current Melbourne Rising NPC coach Sean Hedger, who will take up as role as director of rugby at Bond University next season.

Former Wallaby Matt Cockbain has been replaced as the Rebels’ forwards coach by Zane Hilton, who is current head coach of the Canon Eagles in Japan’s Top League.

Hilton also coached at the Brothers Rugby Club, steering them to a title in the Brisbane competition.

Both Louden and Hilton will start with the Rebels in November while Baden Stephenson has been promoted to the role of general manager of rugby operations under head coach Tony McGahan.