An amazing first-half performance saw the Western Force hand out a 32-7 thumping to the Melbourne Rebels in Perth on Saturday.
The Rebels made a fine start to their campaign when they claimed a 35-14 victory over the Cheetahs in Melbourne on Friday.
A year after enjoying their most successful overseas tour ever, the Cheetahs travel to Perth to face the Rebels in confident mood.
Coach Tony McGahan has named rookie flank Sean McMahon as one of eight new faces in the Rebels team to face the Cheetahs.
Rebels boss Rob Clarke has lambasted controversial ARU proposals to centralise a number of its Super Rugby franchises.
SANZAR has decided franchises will not be awarded four points during their bye weeks during Super Rugby 2014, it was confirmed.
ARU chief Bill Pulver admits this year's Super Rugby will fail to turn a profit for Australian rugby and its five franchises.
With the new Super Rugby season looming large on the horizon, we take a look at each of the 15 competitors. Next up, the Rebels!
Melbourne Rebels captain Scott Higginbotham has his eyes set up topping the Australian Conference this season in Super Rugby.
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is keeping a close eye on two new props who have joined the Melbourne Rebels.
Melbourne Rebels lock Hugh Pyle has targeted 2014 as being the year that he breaks through into the Wallaby camp.
Australian Under 20s centre Lalakai Foketi has signed as a full-time Member of the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby squad.
Wallabies back-row Scott Higginbotham has been appointed as the Rebels' permanent captain for the 2014 Super Rugby season.
Rebels back Jason Woodward hopes to take another step towards playing for the Wallabies when he features in Super Rugby in 2014.
Rebels hooker Tom Sexton is set to miss the 2014 Super Rugby season after sustaining a serious knee ligament injury.
The Super Rugby season will start in South Africa with the Cheetahs hosting the Lions in Bloemfontein on Saturday, February 15.
Former Wallaby captain Stirling Mortlock is to take up the role of Melbourne Rebels Director on the board of the Super Rugby franchise....