The Rebels have moved four points clear of their nearest rivals, the Brumbies, in the Australian Super Rugby conference after a 30-24 victory over the Reds in Melbourne.
The Stormers have registered their first and only win on the road on their Australasian tour in four outings by beating the Rebels in a Super Rugby match in Melbourne.
Australian outside back Jack Maddocks is trying hard not to think about wearing the Wallabies jersey at the upcoming World Cup but it is getting more difficult every time he crosses the try-line for the Melbourne Rebels.
The Lions have named their starting line-up for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the unbeaten Rebels in Johannesburg.
The Rebels have secured their first victory over a New Zealand side in Super Rugby since 2015 when they held on to a win against the Highlanders.