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Melbourne Rebels v Cheetahs

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The Tahs clash with the Force

The Reds try their luck in Durban and the Tahs' fresh backrow take on the wallaby studded Force.

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AAMI Park, Melbourne, Sunday, 4.10pm (AEDT)
Last meeting:
Round 14 2011: Cheetahs 41-21 at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Head-to-head: Played 1, Cheetahs 1, Rebels 0
In Melbourne: never met
Referee: Garratt Williamson (NZL)
TV:
Live, FoxSports 2
TAB Sportsbet: Rebels $1.50, Cheetahs $2.50

Greg Growden writes: The Rebels have learnt how to tackle, and the Cheetahs should be furious over several dubious refereeing decisions in their last-minute loss to the Brumbies.  So there will be an edge to a game that originally wasn’t too enticing. If the Rebels pack holds up, they’re a chance.

AAP writes:

Kurtley Beale will play his first home game for the Rebels.

Kurtley Beale will play his first home game for the Rebels. Photo: Getty images

MELBOURNE REBELS: Julian Huxley, Lachlan Mitchell, Mark Gerrard, Lloyd Johansson, Cooper Vuna, James O’Connor, Richard Kingi, Gareth Delve (capt), Tom Chamberlain, Tim Davidson, Hugh Pyle, Luke Jones, Laurie Weeks, Adam Freier, Nic Henderson. Reserves: Ged Robinson, Rodney Blake, Alister Campbell, Jarrod Saffy, Nick Phipps, Danny Cipriani, James Hilgendorf.

CHEETAHS: Hennie Daniller, Cameron Jacobs, Robert Ebersohn, Andries Strauss, Willie le Roux, Johan Goosen, Tewis de Bruyn, Philip van der Walt, Davon Raubenheimer, Heinrich Brussow, Izak van der Westhuizen, George Earle, WP Nel, Adriaan Strauss (capt), Coenie Oosthuizen. Reserves: Hercu Liebenberg, Trevor Nyakane, Justin Downey,  Ashley Johnson, Piet van Zyl, Sias Ebersohn, Rayno Benjamin.

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Expert tips

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Chiefs v ACT Brumbies

Baypark Stadium, Mt Maunganui, Friday, 5.35pm (AEDT)

Stormers v Blues

DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, Saturday, 4.10am (AEDT)

Hurricanes v Highlanders

Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Saturday, 5.30pm (AEDT)

NSW Waratahs v Western Force

Sydney Football Stadium, Saturday 7.40pm (AEDT)

Sharks v Queensland Reds

Mr Price Kings Park, Durban, Sunday 2.05am (AEDT)

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