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2021 Super Rugby Grand Final previews AU & Aotearoa

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It’s Super rugby Finals weekend.

The Reds will host the Brumbies in Brisbane for the Super Rugby AU Grand Final on Saturday and the Crusaders will host the Chiefs in Christchurch for the Super Rugby Aoteroa Final.

The Reds have not won a Super Rugby title since 2011 when they beat the Crusaders – at home in Brisbane and they are tipped to beat the Brumbies this weekend.

The Crusaders go into the final as strong favourites as well. Since 2017 under coach Scott Robertson the Crusaders have essentially won every tournament they have been in. One would have to be brave to bet against Robinson taking another title this weekend.


Reds v Brumbies Super Rugby AU Preview

The Queensland Reds have played the Brumbies 39 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Reds have won 11 matches, lost 27 times and drawn once.

The Reds 11 wins out of 39 matches gives them a record of winning 28% of their matches against the Brumbies regardless of venue.

The average score when the Queensland Reds play the Brumbies is : Reds 18 Brumbies 27.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Queenslanders and they have had home advantage in 17 of the 39 matches.

In those 17 Queensland Reds home matches they have won 7 matches and lost 9.

The average score when the Reds play the Brumbies at home is : Queensland Reds 18 Brumbies 21.

The Reds have won three of the last five meetings between these teams.

The Bookies have given the Brumbies a 5 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Queensland Reds 18 Brumbies 27.

Last five results
2020-08-01 Brumbies 22 – 20 Queensland Reds
2020-09-05 Queensland Reds 26 – 7 Brumbies
2020-09-19 Brumbies 28 – 23 Queensland Reds
2021-03-13 Brumbies 38 – 40 Queensland Reds
2021-04-10 Queensland Reds 24 – 22 Brumbies

Reds overall record against the Brumbies
Played 39, won 11, lost 27, drawn 1

Match Officials and details
Match :  Reds v Brumbies
Date : Saturday 8 May
Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1:Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 2:Amy Perrett
TMO : James Leckie

Teams

Reds

Feao Fotuaika, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Taniela Tupou, Ryan Smith, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Angus Scott-Young, Fraser McReight, Harry Wilson, Tate McDermott, James O’Connor (c), Jock Campbell, Hamish Stewart, Josh Flook, Jordan Petaia, Bryce Hegarty

Replacements: Alex Mafi, Dane Zander, Zane Nonggorr, Seru Uru, Liam Wright, Kalani Thomas, Isaac Henry, Filipo Daugunu

Brumbies

Scott Sio, Lachlan Lonergan, Allan Alaalatoa (c), Darcy Swain, Cadeyrn Neville, Nick Frost, Rory Scott, Rob Valetini, Nic White, Noah Lolesio, Tom Wright, Irae Simone, Len Ikitau, Andy Muirhead, Tom Banks

Replacements: Folau Fainga’a, Harry Lloyd, Tom Ross, Henry Stowers, Luke Reimer, Ryan Lonergan, Reesjan Pasitoa, Mack Hansen


Crusaders v Chiefs Super Rugby Aotearoa Preview

The Crusaders have played the Chiefs 40 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Crusaders have won 24 matches, lost 16 times and drawn none.

The Crusaders 24 wins out of 40 matches gives them a record of winning 60% of their matches against the Chiefs regardless of venue.

The average score when the Crusaders play the Chiefs is : Crusaders 27 Chiefs 21.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Crusaders and they have had home advantage in 18 of the 40 matches.

In those 18 Crusaders home matches they have won 13 matches and lost 5.

The average score when the Crusaders play the Chiefs at home is : Crusaders 31 Chiefs19.

The Crusaders have won two of the last five meetings between these teams. The last meeting between these teams was won by the Chiefs in April.

The Bookies have given the Chiefs an 11 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Crusaders 27 Chiefs 21.

Last five results
2020-02-08 Chiefs 25 – 15 Crusaders
2020-06-28 Crusaders 18 – 13 Chiefs
2020-08-01 Chiefs 19 – 32 Crusaders
2021-03-13 Crusaders 39 – 17 Chiefs
2021-04-17 Chiefs 26 – 25 Crusaders

Crusaders overall record against the Chiefs 
Played 40, won 24, lost 16, drawn 0

Match Officials and details
Match : Crusaders v Chiefs
Date : Saturday 8 May
Venue : Orangethgeory Stadium, Christchurch
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1:James Doleman
Assistant Ref 2:Paul Williams
TMO : Brendon Pickerill

Teams

Crusaders  

1. George Bower,2. Codie Taylor (VC),3. Michael Alaalatoa,4. Scott Barrett (C),5. Samuel Whitelock,6. Ethan Blackadder,7. Sione Havili Talitui,8. Cullen Grace,9. Mitchell Drummond,10. Richie Mo’unga,11. George Bridge ,12. David Havili (VC),13. Leicester Fainga’anuku,14. Sevu Reece,15. Will Jordan

Replacements:16. Brodie McAlister,17. Tamaiti Williams,18. Oliver Jager,19. Mitchell Dunshea,20. Tom Sanders,21. Bryn Hall,22. Dallas McLeod,23. Braydon Ennor

Chiefs

Aidan Ross , Samisoni Taukei’aho, Angus Ta’avao , Tupou Vaa’i , Mitchell Brown , Pita Gus Sowakula , Luke Jacobson , Brad Weber , Bryn Gatland , Etene Nanai-Seturo, Alex Nankivell , Anton Lienert-Brown , Jonah Lowe , Damian McKenzie

Replacements: Bradley Slater, Ollie Norris , Sione Mafileo , Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Zane Kapeli, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi , Rameka Poihipi , Chase Tiatia

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