Cape Town - The Hurricanes were far too good for the Rebels as they cruised to a 38-13 bonus-point win in a Super Rugby clash played in Melbourne on Friday.
The visitors scored six tries while the Rebels scored just two.
AS IT HAPPENED: REBELS 13-38 HURRICANES
The Rebels started strongly with the first try of the game when Dom Shipperley did well to gather a grubber that put the Hurricanes defence on the back foot.
But the hosts could not capitalise on their lead as the Hurricanes answered back with four straight tries through Victor Vito, Cory Jane, Beauden Barrett and Jason Woodward to ensure that they took a 26-8 lead into the break.
The second half saw far less in the way of try scoring, and the Rebels' cause was not helped by a yellow card to Sean McMahon in the 51st minute for a professional foul on the ground.
The Hurricanes made the numerical advantage count, and they had their fifth try on the hour mark through Ardie Savea.
Barrett wrapped it all up with 5 minutes to play with his second try of the game - albeit fortuitously - as the Hurricanes cantered through to a comfortable win.
The Rebels did score a late try through Cam Crawford, but by that stage it was already over.
The win sees the Hurricanes move ahead of the Highlanders into third in the New Zealand conference while they are fourth in the Australasian group.
The Rebels, meanwhile, stay second in the Australia conference while they are sixth in the Australasian group.
Next week sees the Hurricanes host the Chiefs on Saturday while the Rebels host the Cheetahs on Friday morning.
Rebels 13 (8)
Try: Dom Shipperley, Cam Crawford
Penalty: Reece Hodge
Hurricanes 38 (26)
Tries: Victor Vito, Cory Jane, Beauden Barrett (2), Jason Woodward, Ardie Savea
Conversions: Barrett (4)
15 Reece Hodge, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Cam Crawford, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker (captain), 8 Adam Thomson, 7 Sean McMahon, 6 Jordy Reid, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 James Hanson, 1 Toby Smith
Substitutes: 16 Pat Leafa, 17 Cruze Ah Nau, 18 Jamie Hagan, 19 Sam Jeffries, 20 Scott Fuglistaller, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Dan Hawkins, 23 Sefu Naivalu
15 Jason Woodward, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Vince Aso, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (captain), 1 Reggie Goodes
Substitutes: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Ben May, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Tony Lambourn, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Otere Black, 23 Ngani Laumape