Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Queensland Reds and the Rebels the Queenslanders have won all five.
Overall the Reds have played the Rebels six times since the Melbourne franchise joined Super Rugby in 2011 and the Reds have won all six matches.
That gives the Reds a 100% record against their opposition this week. The average score when the Reds play the Rebels across all venues is Reds 31 Rebels 13.
The Reds have hosted the Rebels in Brisbane three times and the closest the Rebels have come to beating the Reds was an 11-6 loss in 2012.
The average score when the Reds play the Rebels in Brisbane is Reds 32 Rebels 10.
The Reds have had a difficult year in 2014 and they are on a five match losing streak. They have played 11 matches and won just three giving them a record of winning just 27% of their matches.
At home the Reds have played 5 matches and won 2. Their last three home matches have been losses.
The Rebels have also had a difficult year and have played 10 matches and also won just three. They have played four matches away from home and have yet to win away yet in 2014.
The Rebels have named Super Rugby winning prop Toby Smith in their starting line up but they will be without Japanese internationals Male Sau and Shota Horie who have departed for Rugby World Cup Qualifiers.
Meanwhile Reds flanker Beau Robinson has been named to win his 50th Super Rugby cap.
The Bookies have given the Rebels 4 point start for this Match - with an offer of a FREE $250.00 Bet. The Reds are desperate to end their losing streak and the Rebels appear to have lost some momentum in recent weeks. The Reds should edge this by two.
This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 4/HD
Average score: Reds 31 Rebels 13
Last five results
01 Jun 2013 Reds v Rebels 33-20 Brisbane
08 Mar 2013 Reds v Rebels 23-13 Melbourne
29 Jun 2012 Reds v Rebels 32-17 Melbourne
10 Mar 2012 Reds v Rebels 11-6 Brisbane
06 May 2011 Reds v Rebels 33-18 Melbourne
Reds overall record against the Rebels
Played 6, Wins 6 , Losses 0 , Draws 0
Match No. 84: Reds v Rebels
Date :Saturday 17 May
Venue : Suncorp Stadium
Kick Off local: 19:40
Referee: Steve Walsh
Assistant Ref 1: Matt O'Brien
Assistant Ref 2: Damien Mitchelmore
TMO: Steve Leszczynski
1. Ben Daley , 2. James Hanson , 3. Greg Holmes , 4. Rob Simmons , 5. James Horwill (C) , 6. Curtis Browning , 7. Beau Robinson , 8. Jake Schatz , 9. Will Genia (VC) , 10. Quade Cooper , 11. Jamie-Jerry Taulagi , 12. Anthony Fainga'a , 13. Ben Tapuai , 14. Dom Shipperley , 15. Mike Harris
16. Saia Fainga'a , 17. Albert Anae , 18. Jono Owen , 19. Ed O'Donoghue , 20. Dave McDuling , 21. Nick Frisby , 22. Ben Lucas , 23. Rod Davies ,
1. Toby Smith,2. Pat Leafa,3. Laurie Weeks,4. Cadeyrn Neville,5. Luke Jones,6. Colby Fainga'a,7. Scott Fuglistaller,8. Scott Higginbotham (C),9. Luke Burgess,10. Bryce Hegarty,11. Tom English,12. Mitch Inman ,13. Tamati Ellison,14. Tom Kingston,15. Jason Woodward
Replacements 16. Steve Fualau,17. Cruze Ah-Nau,18. Paul Alo-Emilie,19. Hugh Pyle,20. Sean McMahon,21. Ben Meehan,22. Jack Debreczeni,23. Telusa Veainu