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Waratahs v Reds Super Rugby Preview

Israel Folau will miss the Waratahs last Super Rugby match this year

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Article Published: Thursday 11 July 2013






The last four Super Rugby matches between the Waratahs and the Reds were all won by the Reds regardless of where the match was played.

It should be noted though that three of those matches were played in Brisbane.

While the Reds have won the last four clashes, the seven matches before that were all won by the Waratahs.

In addition the nine matches before that the Reds went through nine matches unbeaten by the Waratahs.

Overall the Waratahs have played the Reds 20 times in Super Rugby since April 1996 and they have won 7, lost 12 and drawn once.

That record over 20 matches gives the Waratahs a record of winning 35% of their matches against the Reds over the last 17 years.

On average when the Waratahs play the Reds the score is Waratahs 19 Reds 20.

This weekend's match will be played in Sydney where the teams have played each other 9 times. In those 9 matches the Waratahs have won 4 and lost five.

The average score when the Waratahs play the Reds in Sydney is Waratahs 21 Reds 20 and they have a record of winning 44% of their home matches against the Reds.

The Reds have have not won away from home since April this year so they have lost their last three away matches. They have already qualified for the Super Rugby play offs and will be playing for position in the final standings.

The Waratahs are already out of contention for the play offs as they cannot catch the Cheetahs in sixth place.

In their last outing the Waratahs beat the Western Force in Perth which brought an end to a two match losing streak. However, out of their last six Super Rugby matches they have won four and lost two.

At home the Waratahs have not lost since March this year and are on a five match winning streak in Sydney.

In terms of selection and form the Reds will be without two of their senior players in captain James Horwill and Will Genia. Digby Ioane is also missing so the team is not a full strength.

The Waratahs on the other hand will be missing Wallabies Israel Folau, Wycliff Palu and Adam Ashley-Cooper. Overall though the Waratahs line up looks a little stronger on paper.

The Bookies have given the Reds a 3 point start for this Match - with an offer of a FREE $150 BET. The Waratahs have become a force at home and the Reds will be without key players. The Waratahs should win this by2 .

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 1/HD.

Average score: Waratahs 21 Reds 20

Last five results
23 Feb 2013 Waratahs v Reds 17-25 Brisbane
14 Jul 2012 Waratahs v Reds 16-32 Brisbane
25 Feb 2012 Waratahs v Reds 21-25 Sydney
23 Apr 2011 Waratahs v Reds 15-19 Brisbane
26 Feb 2011 Waratahs v Reds 30-6 Sydney

Waratahs overall record against the Reds
Played 9 ,Wins 4 ,Losses 5 ,Draws 0

Match No.117. : Waratahs v Reds
Date : Saturday 13 July
Venue : ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Kick Off local: 19:40
Referee: Steve Walsh
Assistant Ref 1:James Leckie
Assistant Ref 2:Ed Martin
TMO : George Ayoub

Teams

Waratahs

1. Benn Robinson , 2. John Ulugia , 3. Sekope Kepu , 4. Sitaleki Timani , 5. Kane Douglas , 6. Jed Holloway , 7. Michael Hooper , 8. Dave Dennis (c) , 9. Brendan McKibbin , 10. Bernard Foley , 11. Peter Betham , 12. Berrick Barnes ,13. Rob Horne , 14. Tom Kingston ,15. Cam Crawford

Replacements: 16. Luke Holmes, 17. Jeremy Tilse, 18. Will Skelton , 19. Pat McCutcheon, 20. Mitchell Chapman, 21. Matt Lucas ,22. Tom Carter ,23. Ben Volavola

Reds

1. Greg Holmes,2. Saia Faingaa,3. James Slipper (c),4. Ed O'Donoghue,5. Rob Simmons,6. Eddie Quirk,7. Liam Gill,8. Jake Schatz,9. Nick Frisby,10. Quade Cooper (vc),11. Luke Morahan,12. Mike Harris,13. Ben Tapuai,14. Rod Davies,15. Ben Lucas

Replacements : 16. Albert Anae,17. Jono Owen,18. Radike Samo,19. Jarrad Butler,20. Beau Robinson,21. Anthony Faingaa,22. Dom Shipperley

 
 
 
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