Rebels lock Hosea ruled out for two games

Melbourne Rebels lock Trevor Hosea has been banned for two games in a blow to their hopes of advancing to the Super Rugby AU finals.

Promising Melbourne Rebels lock Trevor Hosea won't play again unless his team make the Super Rugby AU grand final after he was handed a two-match ban.

Hosea will miss their must-win last round clash with the NSW Waratahs on Saturday night.

If Melbourne make the three-team finals he will sit out the qualifying final against the Brumbies.

Queensland have already booked a home grand final against the winner of that match.

Hosea, who has been part of recent Wallabies squads and a regular starter for the Rebels, was charged with "dangerous play in a ruck" after Melbourne's loss to the Brumbies on Sunday.

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to a hearing by SANZAAR's Foul Play Review Committee.

The offence was deemed mid-range, which has a penalty of four weeks, however this was reduced to two due to Hosea's guilty plea and good judicial record.