Chiefs: 15 Solomon Alaimalo, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 Sean Wainui, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Sam Cane (captain), 6 Lachlan Boshier, 5 Tyler Ardron, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Angus Ta’avao, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Atu Moli. Substitutes: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Aidan Ross, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Jesse Parete, 20 Mitchell Jacobson, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Marty McKenzie, 23 Tumua Manu
Rebels: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty (captain), 14 Reece Hodge, 13 Tom English, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Richard Hardwick, 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Luke Jones, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Anaru Rangi, 1 Tetera Faulkner. Substitutes: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Matt Gibbon, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Ross Haylett-Petty, 20 Rob Leota, 21 Michael Ruru, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Campbell Magnay
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Chiefs at AAMI Park.
We're underway! It's the Chiefs who get the match up and running before the Rebels kick right back at them.
Referee Angus Gardner penalises Faulkner at the scrum with the Rebels throwing the ball away on their own feed.
The Rebels have survived a spell on the back foot and they're looking to come forward on the counter now.
A wasted lineout from the Rebels inside the Chiefs 22 following a penalty allows the visitors to escape.
The two teams exchange kicks with Haylett-Petty winning the tactical battle thanks to a clever kick in behind. The Chiefs do kick it back, but the Rebels punt it into Chiefs territory again, pinning the visitors back.
TRY, CHIEFS, CANE! 0-5: The Chiefs put the ball into touch inside their own half and the Rebels look to launch something. Cooper kicks ahead, looking for Meakes, but it's the Chiefs who collect the ball and the counter is on. What a counter it is! Debreczeni initiates it and gives the ball to Anton Lienert-Brown. Weber is also involved in the build-up and the move finishes with Cane!
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, DEBRECZENI! 0-7: Debreczeni adds the extras to a try he created.
PENALTY, REBELS, HODGE! 3-7: The Rebels win a penalty roughly 40 metres out, right under the posts. Hodge steps up and makes no mistake, easily getting the distance and direction.
The Chiefs go on the attack again, but after dominating a scrum, they're penalised for not releasing the ball. Gardner lays down the law, showing no mercy.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, DEBRECZENI! 3-14: Simple conversion there from right under the posts.
TRY, CHIEFS, STEVENSON! 3-12: Cooper's kick is charged down by Stevenson and he goes all the way for the try from there!
The Chiefs go on the attack yet again. Alaimalo has Stevenson to his outside on the right, but he passes back inside and fails to find a team-mate's hands. That was the wrong option. Stevenson should have had his second try of the match!
The Chiefs are controlling the flow of the game, building up through the phases inside Rebels territory.
The Rebels have a scrum now just outside their 22 and a chance to relieve the pressure.
The Rebels start to build some momentum of their own now, but then they're penalised for not releasing the ball and the Chiefs put the relieving kick into touch.
It's the Chiefs on the front foot again as the half which they've dominated nears its end. Weber puts a clever kick in behind and English clears into touch just outside the Rebels' 22. The visitors win their lineout and look to find a way through the defence.
HALF-TIME: REBELS 3-21 CHIEFS. Debreczeni adds the extras and that makes it 21-3 at the break.
TRY, CHIEFS, BOSHIER! 3-19: Hodge's poor pass is pounced upon by Stevenson and he's away again. He can't go all the way this time, but he can offload to Boshier for the finish!
The Rebels have the ball back and they clear into touch. They're hanging on for dear life at AAMI Park.
The second half is underway! The Chiefs are already in bonus point territory, but this game is not quite over yet.
TRY, CHIEFS, WAINUI! 3-26: Great work from the Chiefs to get the ball to Wainui, who goes over for their fourth try!
No conversion this time for the Chiefs and the score remains 3-26.
TRY, CHIEFS, A. LIENERT-BROWN! 3-31: Hodge's poor kick is collected by Weber on the Chiefs' 10-metre line. They move the ball to Sowakula, who offloads inside to Lienert-Brown. No stopping him. He goes all the way!
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, DEBRECZENI! 3-33.
TRY, CHIEFS, STEVENSON! 3-38: Another poor kick from the Rebels, this time by Haylett-Petty. The Chiefs go for the kick themselves, which comes off, and by the time the ball is worked to Stevenson, nobody can stop him. Great work from Wainui in the build-up and his wing partner gets another try!
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, DEBRECZENI! 3-40.
TRY, CHIEFS, DEBRECZENI! 3-45: Weber hands off Cooper and gives the pass to Debreczeni, who goes over for the try against his former team. It's all too easy for the Chiefs!
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, DEBRECZENI! 3-47: Debreczeni adds the extras to his own try, no problem.
TRY DISALLOWED! Meakes thinks he's got the ball down for the try in the corner. Angus Gardner goes upstairs with an on-field decision of try, but it's overturned with the call that he lost control of the ball. Frustrating for the Rebels.
The Rebels are enjoying a rare spell on the front foot, working the ball through the phases following an attacking scrum.
The Chiefs go back on the attack and look to put the ball in behind the Rebels defence. Alaimalo chases, but Haylett-Petty gets there first. His clearance isn't convincing, but the Rebels win the ensuing lineout on the edge of their own 22 following an overthrow.
TRY, REBELS, PHILIP! 8-47: The Rebels hit the Chiefs on the counter with Philip throwing the dummy and going over for the consolation try!
Cooper's conversion attempt comes back off the post.
A well-worked kick-off sees Ardron take the ball and puts the Chiefs on the attack. Lienert-Brown goes for the cross-kick, but the Rebels are just able to get to the ball first.
TRY, CHIEFS, M. MCKENZIE! 8-52: Another unforced error leads to a Chiefs try. Toomua's poor pass is not held by Cooper and Marty McKenzie collects and dribbles through before scoring the try!
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, M. MCKENZIE! 8-54: Marty McKenzie adds the extras to his own try to extend the lead.
TRY, CHIEFS, STEVENSON! 8-59: The Chiefs steal the ball away from Cooper and go for the kick in behind. There's nobody back for the Rebels and Stevenson is able to chase and score the try in the corner!
Marty McKenzie fails to add the extras to Stevenson's third try in this game.
FULL-TIME: REBELS 8-59 CHIEFS. The Chiefs needed a win in this match to keep their title hopes alive and they've secured just that! Stevenson led the way with a hat-trick. The Rebels, however, are out of the tournament having once again fallen just short of the playoffs.