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Rebels 8 - 59 Chiefs
80 min: Full time - The Chiefs kick it out and it's over. Stay tuned for the match wrap.
76 min: TRY - Chiefs, a chip and chase from the Chiefs - nobody is home and Shaun Stevenson gathers and he has a hat trick. Kick is wide. Rebels 8 - 59 Chiefs.
76 min: Chiefs still throwing everything at the Rebels with four minutes to go.
72 min: TRY - Chiefs, knock on from Quade Cooper and it falls to Marty McKenzie who kicks it a couple of times before scoring the try! Kick is good. Rebels 8 - 54.
71 min: Just nine minutes left in this - and the Rebels season, such a bad last two games from them.
67 min: TRY - Rebels, a really good team try and the ball finds Matt Philip who throws a dummy and scores. Kick hits the post. Rebels 8 - 47 Chiefs.
66 min: The Chiefs have the ball on attack but lose it - Rebels clear.
62 min: Really close for the Rebels - Meakes goes over but it's called no try due to a knock on.
59 min: The Rebels finally get the ball, after about 10 minutes of straight defence.
57 min: TRY - Chiefs, just pretty to watch, Brad Weber slices the defence open and sets up Debreczeni who scores against his old club. Too easy. Kick is good. Rebels 3 - 47 Chiefs.
54 min: There is still 26 mins to go in this game - how many can the Chiefs score?
51 min: TRY - Chiefs, just glorious from the Chiefs - a chip in behind finds Manu and he gives an inside ball to Stevenson who breezes to his second. Kick is good. Rebels 3 - 40 Chiefs.
48 min: TRY - Chiefs, another counter attack try and it's ALB who scores this time - he has been the best player on the pitch tonight and gathers the ball and gasses everyone. Kick is good. Rebels 3 - 33 Chiefs.
46 min: A knock on comes from the Rebels - Chiefs scrum.
43 min: TRY - Chiefs, a really good back line move - Manu to ALB and Debreczeni is involved too - Sean Wainui scores. Kick is wide. Rebels 3 - 26 Chiefs.
41 min: The Chiefs start the second how the finished - ALB with a huge carry and sets the Chiefs up well just 30m out.
41 min: We are back underway for the second half.
41 min: TRY - Chiefs, disaster for the Rebels - a lose pass falls to Stevenson who nearly gets there himself, he gives it to Lachlan Boshier who scores. Kick is good. Rebels 3 - 21 Chiefs.
40 min: Another knock on from the Chiefs - just a little bit sloppy from them here - Rebels scrum.
39 min: Knock on from the Chiefs - Cooper kicks but the Chiefs are back into the Rebels half, Tom English clears into touch - Chiefs throw.
37 min: A penalty to the Chiefs again - giving them another chance to advance the ball and go for another try before half time.
35 min: Penalty to the Chiefs as the Rebels are caught 'holding on'.
34 min: The Chiefs re gather the ball and then clear - Rebels lineout about 25m out.
31 min: Sloppy from the Chiefs - good defence from the Rebels but a mistake from the Chiefs - knock on from Retallick.
30 min: Off his feet the call - and the Chiefs will kick the ball into the corner as they look for their third try.
29 min: Chiefs are inching closer here - 11 phases down the middle.
27 min: Rebels win a free kick and the Chiefs will have the throw in.
24 min: The Chiefs go so close again as Alaimalo slices through thanks to a great ball from Angus Ta'avao and all he needed to do was find Stevenson out wide and it was try time. So close. Rebels scrum.
22 min: TRY - Chiefs, Cooper tries a grubber through but it comes off Shaun Stevenson - he gathers and scores. Kick is good. Rebels 3 -14 Chiefs.
21 min: But the Rebels win a penalty off the scrum - tough call, the Chiefs won that scrum.
20 min: A knock on off the kick - Chiefs scrum.
17 min: Rebels win a penalty - Chiefs player offside. Kick is good.
16 min: Mistake from Cooper as his kick goes out on the full - Chiefs lineout.
13 min: TRY - Chiefs, a classic counter attacking try by this fantastic side. Everyone is involved and the main man Sam Cane finishes it off - could be try of the year, Jack Debreczeni starts it and the inspirational loose forward finishes it.what a try, what a team. Kick is good. Rebels 0 - 7 Chiefs.
11 min: Knock on from the Chiefs - another turn over.
11 min: A massive tackle attempt from Marika Koroibete as he runs into Shaun Stevenson's ankle - he comes off second best and the winger is going off for an HIA.
10 min: The Chiefs win the ball and clear - lots of kicking early on.
8 min: A good back line from the Rebels - a wrap around and Cooper puts a grubber through, the Chiefs take it out and the Rebels have the ball and an advantage.
7 min: Rebels win the srum and clear the ball - Chiefs are attacking now.
5 min: The Chiefs get the ball back and are 10m out before they come up with another knock-on.
2 min: A solid start for the Chiefs before they knock the ball on - Rebels scrum.
1 min: Kick off here in Melbourne.
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Pre-game chat: Chiefs rally troops for do-or-die clash with Rebels
The Chiefs have named their strongest possible line-up for their must-win match against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.
The Hamilton-based side need a bonus point win to all but guarantee a spot in the Super Rugby playoffs.
As confirmed earlier in the week, All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick will return from his lengthy injury absence to add plenty of power and starch to the forwards in one of three changes to the starting side that beat the Crusaders in Fiji.
In the pack, Angus Ta'avao starts at tighthead prop with Nepo Laulala primed to make an impact off the bench, while Nathan Harris returns refreshed from All Blacks leave to reclaim the starting hooker role.
Joining Laulala on the reserves bench is explosive hooker Samisoni Taukei'aho and versatile loose forward Jesse Parete.
The Rebels will welcome back Wallabies stars Kurtley Beale and Will Genia, as they look to bunce back from their 66-0 demolition at the hands of the Crusaders.
Rebels: 1-Tetera Faulkner, 2-Anaru Rangi, 3-Jermaine Ainsley, 4-Matt Philip, 5-Luke Jones, 6-Angus Cottrell, 7-Richard Hardwick, 8-Isi Naisarani, 9-Will Genia, 10-Quade Cooper, 11-Marika Koroibete, 12-Billy Meakes, 13-Tom English, 14-Reece Hodge, 15-Dane Haylett-Petty (c)
Reserves: 16-Jordan Uelese, 17-Matt Gibbon, 18-Sam Talakai, 19-Ross Haylett-Petty, 20-Rob Leot, 21-Michael Ruru, 22-Matt To'omua, 23-Campbell Magnay
Chiefs: 1-Atu Moli, 2- Nathan Harris, 3- Angus Ta'avao, 4-Brodie Retallick, 5- Tyler Ardron, 6- Lachlan Boshier, 7- Sam Cane, 8- Pita Gus Sowakula, 9-Brad Weber, 10- Jack Debreczeni, 11- Sean Wainui, 12- Alex Nankivell, 13- Anton Lienert-Brown, 14- Shaun Stevenson, 15-Solomon Alaimalo
Reserves: 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