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Brumbies v Chiefs Super Rugby Preview

Tevita Kuridrani tries to break through the Chiefs defence in Rd.11

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Article Published: Thursday 17 July 2014|

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The Brumbies and the Chiefs have already met once this year in Super Rugby and the Brumbies won the match with an 18 margin.

It should however be noted that while the Brumbies won the match comfortably they were playing without some of their stars like Aaron Cruden.

That match as well as this match are both rematches of last year's Super Rugby final only that the Brumbies have home advantage this week as the match is in Canberra.

Overall the Brumbies have played the Chiefs 20 times since 1996 in Super Rugby and the Brumbies have won 12 times, drawn once and lost seven times.

That gives the Brumbies a record of winning 60% of their matches against the Chiefs.

The average score when the Brumbies play the Chiefs across all venues is : Brumbies 29 Chiefs 23

As mentioned earlier this week the match will be played in Canberra which is home for the Brumbies and where the teams have met each other 11 times.

In those 11 matches the Brumbies have won 8 times, lost twice and drawn once which gives the Canberra franchise a record of winning 73% of their home matches against the Chiefs.

The average score when the Brumbies play the Chiefs in Canberra is : Brumbies 35 Chiefs 24.

The Brumbies have played 16 Super Rugby matches this year and they have won 10 matches and lost 6 or 63% of their matches. At home in Canberra they have played eight matches and they have won 7 or 88% of their home matches.

The Brumbies lost their first home match this year which was against the Reds and since then they have remained unbeaten having won their last 7 matches in a row.

The Chiefs on the other hand have also played 16 matches but they have won eight matches, lost six and drawn 2. Interestingly that means the Chiefs only won 50% of their matches all year.

Away from home the Chiefs played 8 matches, won two, drew two and lost six. That gives them a record of winning 25% of their away matches.

The Chiefs have won their last two matches against all teams but they have not won in Canberra since 2008 and have lost their last three matches there.

The Brumbies have made one change to the team that beat the Force last weekend and brought in winger Robbie Coleman. On the bench they have named rookie prop Allan Alaalatoa in the only other change to the 23 that played last week.

The Chiefs have also made one change by starting Dwayne Sweeney in place of Tom Marshall who drops to the bench.

The Bookies have given the Chiefs a 5 point start for this Match - with an offer of a FREE $250.00 Bet. While the Chiefs have no shortage of experience of knock out rugby they have not been the force they were last year and the year before. The Chiefs will also be playing at a venue they haven't performed at in some time and against a team who showed great form last week. The Brumbies should win by 6.

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

Average score: Brumbies 29 Chiefs 23

Last five results
25 Apr 2014 Brumbies v Chiefs 41-23 Canberra
03 Aug 2013 (2013 Final) Brumbies v Chiefs 22-27 Hamilton
16 Mar 2012 Brumbies v Chiefs 22-29 Hamilton
19 Feb 2011 Brumbies v Chiefs 28-20 Canberra
26 Mar 2010 Brumbies v Chiefs 30-23 Canberra

Brumbies overall record against the Chiefs
Played 20 , Wins 12 , Losses 7 , Draws 1

Super Rugby Qualifier A
Date
: Saturday 19 July 2014
Match : Brumbies v Chiefs
Venue : GIO Stadium, Canberra, Australia
Kick-off : (19:40 local, 21:40 NZST, 11:40 SAST, 09:40 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert
AR1: Rohan Hoffmann
AR2: James Leckie
TMO: George Ayoub

Teams

Brumbies

1. Scott Sio , 2. Josh Mann-Rea , 3. Ben Alexander , 4. Sam Carter , 5. Leon Power , 6. Scott Fardy , 7. Jarrad Butler , 8. Ben Mowen (c) , 9. Nic White , 10. Matt Toomua , 11. Robbie Coleman , 12. Christian Lealiifano , 13. Tevita Kuridrani , 14. Henry Speight , 15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements : 16. Ruaidhri Murphy , 17. Ruan Smith , 18. Allan Alaalatoa , 19. Fotu Auelua , 20. Tom McVerry , 21. Michael Dowsett , 22. Joe Tomane , 23. Pat McCabe

Chiefs

1. Jamie Mackintosh , 2. Mahonri Schwalger , 3. Ben Tameifuna , 4. Mike Fitzgerald , 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Liam Messam , 7. Tanerau Latimer , 8. Liam Squire , 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow , 10. Aaron Cruden (c) , 11. James Lowe , 12. Bundee Aki , 13. Tim Nanai-Williams , 14. Asaeli Tikoirotuma , 15. Dwayne Sweeney

Replacements : 16. Nathan Harris , 17. Pauliasi Manu , 18. Nick Barrett , 19. Matt Symons , 20. Tevita Koloamatangi , 21. Augustine Pulu , 22. Gareth Anscombe , 23. Tom Marshall

 
 
 
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