The Melbourne Rebels are holding onto their to their finals hopes as they prepare for the Hurricanes

The Rebels currently sit in ninth position, six points behind the Highlanders after their narrow defeat to the Chiefs.

With the two teams set to face in the final round, a win in the NZ capital and a Waratahs win over the Highlanders sets up a thrilling 'play-in' type game.

“The camp here is full of belief,” lock Josh Hill said.

“We’ve got two games to really finish strong and to be in that top eight.”

Having produced a disappointing showing against the Blues a fortnight ago, the young lock was proud to see how the side bounced back as they nearly upset the top four side.

“It was a tough feeling for the team because we’ve come such a long way in a week,” Hill believes.

“We had a really tough game (against the Blues), got ourselves right into the end of that game. It was tough but was sort of a positive with how we turned it around.

“We got great confidence from that game. Our systems are working and very close to taking down those top four teams. We just carry on doing what we’re doing and look to finish strong.”

As they prepare for a red-hot Hurricanes outfit coming off their own thriller against the Waratahs, Hill stressed the importance of a 80-minute performance.

We started strong against the Chiefs, but then let them back in so we need to build on that," he added.