The ACT Brumbies will carry a defiant attitude into their next two games.
The Rebels will use the bye week to correct the errors that cost them a desperately needed win against the Blues on Saturday.
Melbourne Rebels took on the Blues at Eden Park on Saturday and lost 36-30, with the first half proving their downfall.
Melbourne Rebels believe every win before June's test break will be crucial to their finals hopes.
Laurie Weeks' hamstring injury means the Rebels will look to Irish signing Jamie Hagan to stand up for them against the Blues.
Reece Hodge's two tries against the Cheetahs on Friday showed his talents, but his coach says there is plenty more to come.
A last second try for Melbourne Rebels topped off an important win over the Cheetahs.
The Rebels did it tough in the first half but came home strong for a bonus-point win over the Cheetahs.
Melbourne Rebels are chasing Melbourne Storm's Fijian flyer Marika Koroibete.
Melbourne Rebels' Tamati Ellison has his fourth child due any day and a crunch home game due Friday night.
Rebels winger Dom Shipperley is out with a serious knee injury.
Melbourne winger Dom Shipperley has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 Super Rugby season with a knee injury.
Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan says his players know the solutions to their struggles against Super Rugby's elite sides, but have yet to implement them.
The Hurricanes' skipper has called the AAMI Park surface "dangerous" after the Rebels game.
The Hurricanes had all the answers in a powerful display against the Melbourne Rebels on Friday night.
The Rebels can stare down one of their opponents for a Super Rugby finals place when they play the Hurricanes on Friday night.
Melbourne Rebels could take a big step towards the finals or fall back to the field in the next three games.
Wallabies hopeful Rory Arnold is so big he got his own tent at a camp in Sydney, and he hopes to throw his size around to win a Test debut.
Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson described a four-point defeat to the Rebels at Allianz Stadium on Sunday as a low point of their campaign.
It is not often, in any code, that a coach resorts to labelling his team's performance as "rubbish", let alone midway through it.