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Waratahs v Brumbies Super Rugby Preview

Lachie Turner is set to play his first Super Rugby game this season

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Article Published: Thursday 5 July 2012






The Brumbies beat the Waratahs earlier this season in Canberra but in the three matches prior to that the Waratahs finished as the winners.

Out of the last ten matches between the Waratahs and Brumbies the Australian Conference leading Brumbies have won just three.

The Waratahs and Brumbies have played each other 19 times and the Waratahs have won 11 and lost 8. That means the Waratahs have won 58% of their matches against the Brumbies.

On average when the Waratahs play the Brumbies they score 22 points and the Brumbies score 24 points.

This weekend the match will be played in Sydney where the Waratahs have played 7 and won 2 in 2012.

The Waratahs and Brumbies have played each other in Sydney 10 times and the Waratahs have only lost once which was in 2002 when the Waratahs were blown away 10-51 in the Super 12 Semi-final.

On average when the Waratahs play the Brumbies in Sydney they score 29 points and the Brumbies score 18 points. Without the 2002 50 pointer for the Brumbies the score difference would much much wider.

All of this means that the Waratahs have not lost to the Brumbies in Sydney in their last five matches as the last loss was that 2002 result.

The Waratahs had the bye last week but before the break they were well beaten 12-33 by the Hurricanes in Sydney.

The Brumbies beat the Force in Perth last weekend and regained the top spot in the Australian Super Rugby conference after the Reds had briefly moved ahead in an earlier match.

By the time the match starts the Brumbies will know whether or not the Reds have moved above them and taken control of the Australian conference. We picked the Reds to beat the Highlanders so the Brumbies will determined to get their top spot back.

The Bookies have given the Waratahs a 1 point start for this match - with an offer of Bet 5 and Get 50 in Bets. The Waratahs have struggled all season in 2012 while the Brumbies have been one of the surprises. The Brumbies should win this by 5.

This match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 2/ HD.

Average score: Waratahs 22 Brumbies 24

Last five results
05 May 2012 Waratahs v Brumbies 6-23 Canberra
18 Jun 2011 Waratahs v Brumbies 41-7 Sydney
26 Mar 2011 Waratahs v Brumbies 29-22 Canberra
24 Apr 2010 Waratahs v Brumbies 19-12 Sydney
13 Mar 2009 Waratahs v Brumbies 11-21 Canberra

Waratahs overall record against the Brumbies
Played 19 , Wins 11 , Losses 8 , Draws 0

Match No.110.:Waratahs v Brumbies
Date Saturday 7 July
Venue : Sydney
Kick Off local: 19:40 local, 9:40 GMT, 21:40 NZT, 19:40 NSW/ACT, 11:40 SAT
Referee: Keith Brown
Assistant Ref 1:Ian Smith
Assistant Ref 2:Julian Pritchard
TMO : George Ayoub

Teams

Waratahs

15. Adam Ashley-Cooper ,14. Lachie Turner ,13. Rob Horne ,12. Berrick Barnes , vice captain,11. Drew Mitchell ,10. Bernard Foley ,9. Grayson Hart ,8. Wycliff Palu ,7. Chris Alcock ,6. Dave Dennis ,5. Kane Douglas ,4. Dean Mumm ,3. Sekope Kepu ,2. Tatafu Polota-Nau ,1. Benn Robinson , captain

Replacements:16. John Ulugia,17. Paddy Ryan ,18. Sitaleki Timani , 19. Lopeti Timani ,20. Brendan McKibbin ,21. Tom Carter ,22. Tom Kingston

Brumbies

1. Ben Alexander, 2. Stephen Moore, 3. Dan Palmer, 4. Scott Fardy, 5. Sam Carter, 6. Peter Kimlin, 7. Michael Hooper, 8. Ben Mowen, 9. Nic White, 10. Zack Holmes, 11. Jesse Mogg, 12. Pat McCabe, 13. Andrew Smith, 14. Henry Speight, 15. Robbie Coleman.

Replacements: 16. Anthony Hegarty, 17. Ruaidhri Murphy, 18. Leon Power, 19. Ita Vaea, 20. Ian Prior, 21. Tevita Kuridrani, 22. Cam Crawford.

 
 
 
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