Winger Shaun Stevenson scored a hat-trick of tries as the ruthless Chiefs tore apart the Rebels, running out emphatic 59-8 winners at AAMI Park in Melbourne.
Jack Debreczeni also touched down and kicked six conversions in the rout, meaning the Hamilton-based team heaped more misery on a Rebels side beaten 66-0 by the Crusaders in the previous round of fixtures.
However, it was Sam Cane's try that stole the show. The flanker was on the end of a lovely counter-attack started by former Rebels' flyhalf Jack Debreczeni who collected a chip over the top by Quade Cooper and sprinted out of his 22.
Debreczeni found Anton Lienert-Brown in support who offloaded to Brad Webber, the halfback put his foot down before throwing a great pass out to Angus Ta'avao.
The All Black front-rower beautifully drew Billy Meakes in and gave a short ball inside to Sam Cane who finished off the try under the sticks.
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) June 14, 2019
Cane was was particularly good for the Chiefs against the Rebels in what was just his fourth game back since breaking his neck against the Springboks last October.
Sam Cane v the Rebels 📊— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) June 14, 2019
⏰ - 68 minutes
💪 - 7 carries
🏃♂️ - 14 metres
🔥 - 2 offloads
👊 - 16 tackles
❌ - 0 tackles missed
🏉 - 1 try
Hard to believe he broke his neck last October 🤯 #REBvCHI pic.twitter.com/YIE98orlCJ