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2020 Super Rugby AU qualifying round preview

Andrew Kellaway of the Rebels is tackled during the round seven Super Rugby AU match between the Queensland Reds and the Melbourne Rebels

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15: Andrew Kellaway of the Rebels is tackled during the round seven Super Rugby AU match between the Queensland Reds and the Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium on August 15, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

And then there were three. This weekend the Reds host the Rebels at Suncorp Stadium in the qualifying final of Super rugby AU.

The Brumbies finished on top of the standings so they have a bye this weekend and will host the Super rugby grand final next weekend in Canberra.

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It is now knock out rugby as if you lose you are out.

Queensland Reds v Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby Australia Preview

The Reds have played the Rebels 17 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Reds have won 10 matches, lost 7 times and drawn none.

The Reds 10 wins out of 17 matches gives them a record of winning 59% of their matches against the Rebels regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Brisbane which is home for the Reds and the venue where the teams have met 8 times.

In those 8 matches played in Brisbane the Reds have won 5 matches and lost 3. This gives the Reds a record of winning 63% of their matches against the Rebels at home.

The average score when the Reds play the Rebels in Brisbane is : Reds 33 Rebels 16.

The Reds and Rebels have alternated wins over the last six Super rugby matches played in Brisbane. No teams has one back to back matches since 2013 but if the trend continues the Reds will win this weekend.

The Bookies have given the Rebels a 9 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Queensland Reds 28 Melbourne Rebels 23

Last five Super rugby results
Fri, 10 May 2019 Reds v Rebels 24-30 Melbourne
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 Reds v Rebels 13-32 Brisbane
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 Reds v Rebels 37-23 Brisbane
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 Reds v Rebels 19-45 Melbourne
Sat, 13 May 2017 Reds v Rebels 29-24 Melbourne

Queensland Reds overall record Super rugby against the Melbourne Rebels
Played 17 ,Wins 10 , Losses 7 , Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Date :Saturday 12 September
Venue :Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick Off local: 19:15
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1: Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 2:  Jordan way
TMO :  Brett Cronan


Queensland Reds

1. Harry Hoopert , 2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa , 3. Taniela Tupou , 4. Angus Blyth , 5. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto – Souths , 6. Liam Wright © , 7. Fraser McReight , 8. Harry Wilson , 9. Tate McDermott , 10. James O’Connor , 11. Filipo Daugunu , 12. Hamish Stewart, 13. Jordan Petaia , 14. Chris Feauai-Sautia , 15. Jock Campbell

Replacements: 16. Alex Mafi , 17. JP Smith , 18. Jack Straker , 19. Tuaina Taii Tualima , 20. Angus Scott-Young , 21. Moses Sorovi , 22. Bryce Hegarty , 23. Hunter Paisami

Melbourne Rebels

15 Dane Haylett-Petty (c), 14 Andrew Kellaway, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Bill Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Matt To’omua, 9 Frank Lomani, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Richard Hardwick, 6 Brad Wilkin, 5 Trevor Hosea, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Jordan Uelese, 1 Cameron Orr

Replacements: 16 Efitusi Ma’afu, 17 Cabous Eloff, 18 Matt Gibbon, 19 Michael Stolberg, 20 Rob Leota, 21 Theo Strang, 22 Andrew Deegan, 23 Campbell Magney

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