@mikey07 Ili has only been named in the Rebels "A" team. I'd be surprised if he makes the SR squad; WTG at best.
I don't know Ili's contract status with the Hawke's Bay RU, but I doubt being a member of the Rebels WTG will stop him from returning. Having said that, as long as McClutchie, Falcon, Toala and Makene are all fit and the 10/12/15 positions are covered, he'll see little game time for the Magpies if he stays. Maybe he wants to move on.