A low-scorer to forget in Melbourne, the Rebels did enough to overcome the Force and win 22-16 as the two Australian sides faced off.
Rebels second-row Hugh Pyle will make his 50th Super Rugby appearance for the outfit when they travel to the Chiefs on Saturday.
Highlanders full-back Ben Smith feels his side can still improve despite their 33-30 victory over the Rebels in Dunedin on Friday.
The smart money would be on high-scoring affair when the Highlanders host the Rebels at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday.
Rebels head coach Tony McGahan has made four changes to is starting XV for this Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders.
Melbourne Rebels lock Hugh Pyle will leave Super Rugby at the end of the season to continue his rugby career in Europe.
Rebels captain Scott Higginbotham praised his team-mates for sticking to the pre-game plan as they overcame the Brumbies 32-14.
A superb second-half fightback saw the Rebels secure a deserved 32-24 victory over the Brumbies in Melbourne on Friday.
The Rebels face a daunting task as they welcome high-flying Australian Conference leaders the Brumbies to Melbourne on Friday.
Rebels head coach Tony McGahan has made six changes to his starting line-up that will take on the Brumbies at AAMI Park on Friday.
The Rebels were handed a boost ahead of their clash with the Brumbies after Nic Stirzaker re-signed until the end of Super Rugby 2015....
The Rebels are set to do without utility back Lachlan Mitchell for the remainder of the season, it was confirmed on Monday.
Waratahs centre Kurtley Beale hailed his team for sticking to their game-plan and ultimately sealing a bonus-point win against the Rebels....
The Waratahs put a disjointed first half behind them to secure a bonus point 32-8 win over the Rebels, as Israel Folau scored a double....
For the first time in Super Rugby history, the Rebels have named two Japanese players in their squad to face the Waratahs in Sydney.
The Waratahs will be eager to avoid back-to-back Super Rugby derby defeats when they face the Rebels at Allianz Stadium on Friday.
Rebels foundation captain Stirling Mortlock says the Waratahs may gain inside knowledge on the Melbourne franchise's tactics.