Rebels captain and outside back Dane Haylett-Petty signed a new deal with Rugby Australia.
Sio Tomkinson's red card made a Highlanders comeback look unlikely, but Aaron Smith had other ideas and punished the Chiefs.
David Wessels will remain in charge of the Rebels until 2021 after the Super Rugby franchise extended his deal.
Rebels have signed Reds outcast Quade Cooper, who will look to resurrect his Super Rugby career in 2019.
Wing Marika Koroibete re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Rebels.
Will Genia has revealed Quade Cooper could soon join him at the Rebels, with head coach David Wessels interested in the fly-half.
David Pocock has been preferred to Michael Hooper in the first Australian Conference players' team of the year in Super Rugby.
Amanaki Mafi and Lopeti Timani both look set to depart the Rebels after they were fined following an incident between the pair.
The Rebels' Amanaki Mafi has been released on bail after an alleged altercation with team-mate Lopeti Timani.
Amanaki Mafi is due to appear in court on Monday after an alleged altercation with Rebels team-mate Lopeti Timani in Dunedin.
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Wyatt Crockett's 200th Super Rugby appearance went to plan as the Crusaders, defending champions and league leaders, beat the Highlanders.
Israel Folau played the role of spectator at AAMI Park as the Waratahs overcame his absence to beat the Rebels in a thriller.
There were big wins for the Crusaders, the Rebels and the Waratahs in an entertaining round of Super Rugby action on Saturday.
The Crusaders won the battle of Super Rugby's leading teams, while the Rebels' wingers shared five tries against the Sunwolves.
A penalty try and a Ramiro Moyano score proved to be the difference as the Jaguares upset the Chiefs in Rotorua on Friday.