Rebels draw line through Crusaders thrashing

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by AAP

The Melbourne Rebels have drawn a line through last week's 59-point Super Rugby humiliation, with skipper Nic Stirzaker believing the less said about it the better.

The injury-ravaged Rebels conceded a whopping 13 tries to the Crusaders in Christchurch but have already turned their focus to their season-ending game against the Queensland Reds in Brisbane on Friday.

"You review it as quick as you can and just put it behind you. We've done that and tried to put a line through it," Stirzaker said on Wednesday.

"We know it's not good enough, so the less said about that game probably the better."

The halfback said the Rebels will be seeking redemption against the Reds, who are also looking to restore some pride after getting thumped 50-5 by the Chiefs last round.

They look set to welcome back Wallabies flanker Sean McMahon from a groin complaint and lock Luke Jones (concussion) for the clash at Suncorp Stadium.

But they will be without fullback Mike Harris after a hamstring injury suffered against the Crusaders prematurely ended his time at the club ahead of his move to French club Lyon.

"It's unfortunate but it's just the way it goes I guess," Stirzaker added.

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