Whilst their finals chances are slim, Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese believes there's a lot on the line as they prepare for the Brumbies.

The Rebels need a bonus point win over the Brumbies plus several results to go their way to sneak into the finals.

It comes after their thumping victory over the Western Force at AAMI Park.

The fourth-placed Brumbies are looking for a win to push up to third but suffered a blow with skipper Allan Alaalatoa injuring his calf against the Chiefs last time out.

As well as the final round scenarios, Uelese is relishing a battle with fellow Wallabies hooking contender Lachlan Lonergan, particularly as the match could be the last chance for Melbourne players to impress Test coach Eddie Jones.

"Every time I go out to play I'm always trying to put my hand up for the (international) jersey and hopefully playing well for the Rebels translates into that," the 26-year-old said.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't think about those things but it's team first.

"(The Brumbies) are a renowned squad with a lot of Wallabies in their team and they're known for their set piece, so we'll be trying to disrupt that the best we can.

"We feel if we can nullify their set piece we have a big chance of winning the game."

The Rebels were frustrated by their defeat to the Brumbies earlier in the month.

They went down 33-26, squandering multiple try-scoring opportunities to close out the game late.

"Losses like that hurt the most because we know we had chances to win the game," Uelese said.

"We take great confidence from that game."

Uelese gave his best display of the season in the Rebels' thumping 52-14 win over the Western Force last Friday, with some big carries and repeat efforts.

"Having more minutes under my belt I was able to get into the flow of the game a bit better," Uelese, who has 15 Test caps, said.

"I've had a few work-ons, trying to get my hands on the ball more and get more involved but as a pack we had a pretty good performance.

"I'm trying to have a point of difference, to use my body in a way that allows the team to get forward - having my own superpower."