Rebels prop Laurie Weeks has avoided surgery after injuring his knee against the Hurricanes, but will be out for eight weeks.
With two impressive away wins, the Rebels will be eager to bring that same joy to their Melbourne supporters when they host the Lions....
Rebels' head coach Tony McGahan made just one enforced change to his side to face the Lions on Friday at AAMI Park.
Melbourne Rebels skipper Scott Higginbotham believes that Friday's win over the Force is proof of the progress made by the side this year....
The Rebels made it two wins out of four games in Super Rugby this year as they overcame an out-of-form Force side 21-17 in Perth on Friday....
In their brief history the Rebels have a winning record against only one team, they'll be hoping to extend in Perth on Friday.
Utility forward Luke Jones will make his 50th appearance for the Rebels when they face the Western Force in Perth on Friday.
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika took note of the physicality shown by Rebels second row Lopeti Timani.
Brumbies captain Stephen Moore hailed his side's commitment after their 20-15 win over the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday.
The Brumbies bounced back in a gruelling battle with the Rebels in Melbourne, triumphing 20-15 despite a late scare.
The Rebels will be highly motivated when they host the Brumbies in this Australian Super Rugby derby in Melbourne on Saturday.
Rebels head coach Tony McGahan has made one change to his starting line-up for Saturday's clash with the Brumbies in Melbourne.
The Brumbies, like the Rebels, will be looking to bounce back this weekend after both provinces were narrowly edged out last Friday.
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika took note of the physicality shown by Rebels second row Lopeti Timani in the Waratahs' Friday win....
The Waratahs bounced back from last week's loss to the Force with a hard-fought 38-28 victory over the Melbourne Rebels on Friday.
Rebels head coach Tony McGahan has made one enforced change to his starting XV for Friday's derby with the Waratahs in Melbourne.
Rebels utility forward Lopeti Timani has extended his stay with the Melbourne-based franchise by signing a new two-year contract.