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Saturday 2nd May 09:40 GMT

 

The Rebels have proven themselves to be a highly competitive outfit in this season's Super Rugby tournament, but they will have their work cut out on Saturday, when they welcome the Chiefs to their Melbourne home. The Melbourne Rebels sit in third position in the Australian Conference, but are some way behind the teams above the. The Waratahs holding a seven point advantage, and the Brumbies a massive 11 points ahead of them. They did however, win 13-8 in Canberra last weekend, condemning the Brumbies to a rare home defeat.

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The Rebels home form in 2015 has been poor at best. Beaten in their home stadium by both the Waratahs and the Brumbies, they also lost to the Lions from South Africa, with their only success coming against the Reds in Round 8. The Chiefs, Champions in 2012 and 2013, are now just a point behind the Hurricanes at the top of the table, after beating the Force in Hamilton last weekend 35-27. The Chiefs have lost just twice this season, with their only loss on the road, coming against the Sharks when on tour to South Africa,

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Despite two title in the last three years, the Chiefs have won just two of their last ten games in Australia. They were triumphant in their only previous visit to Melbourne, clinching a thriller 39-33 in 2013.


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Posted: 2nd May 2015


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