Super rugby Trans Tasman

2021 Super Rugby Trans Tasman previews Rd.2

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After one weekend of Super rugby Trans Tasman action it looks like it is already knockout time for the Australian Super rugby teams.

There are just five rounds of Super rugby Trans Tasman, teams can’t afford to lose more than one match. The New Zealand teams were all victorious last weekend which means that all of the Australian teams lost – and need to win this weekend.

Like last week there are five matches this weekend. Two on Friday and three on Saturday.

The final match this weekend is a clash of the Super rugby AU champions and the Super Rugby Aotearoa champions – the Reds vs Crusaders.


Hurricanes v Rebels Super Rugby Trans Tasman Preview

The Hurricanes have played the Rebels 8 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Hurricanes have won 7 matches and lost once.

The Hurricanes 7 wins out of 8 matches gives them a record of winning 88% of their matches against the Rebels regardless of venue.

The average score when the Hurricanes play the Rebels is : Hurricanes 43 Rebels 19.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Hurricanes and they have had home advantage in 4 of the 8 matches.

In those 4 Hurricanes home matches they have won 4 matches and lost none.

The average score when the Hurricanes play the Rebels at home is : Hurricanes 51 Rebels 15.

The Rebels won the first match between these teams but since then the Hurricanes have won all of the meetings and are on a seven-match winning streak.

The Bookies have given the Rebels a 17 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Hurricanes 43 Rebels 19.

Last five results
2015-03-27 Hurricanes 36 – 12 Rebels
2016-04-15 Rebels 13 – 38 Hurricanes
2017-03-04 Hurricanes 71 – 6 Rebels
2018-03-30 Rebels 19 – 50 Hurricanes
2019-05-04 Hurricanes 29 – 19 Rebels

Hurricanes overall record against the Rebels
Played 8, won 7, lost 1, drawn 0

Match Officials and details
Match : Hurricanes v Rebels
Date : Friday 21 May
Venue : Sky Stadium, Wellington
Kick Off local:  19:05
Referee: Graham Cooper
Assistant Ref 1:Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 2:Angus Mabey
TMO : Mike Fraser

Teams

Hurricanes

15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Julian Savea, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Wes Goosen, 10 Orbyn Leger, 9 Jonathan Taumateine, 8 Devan Flanders, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles (c), 1 Xavier Numia

Replacements: 16 Asafo Aumua, 17 Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Liam Mitchell, 20 Brayden Iose, 21 Gareth Evans, 22 Cam Roigard, 23 Lolagi Visinia

Rebels

15 George Worth, 14 Andrew Kellaway, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Matt To’omua (c), 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Carter Gordon, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Joshua Kemeny, 6 Michael Wells, 5 Trevor Hosea, 4 Robert Leota, 3 Cabous Eloff, 2 Jordan Uelese, 1 Cameron Orr

Replacements: 16 James Hanson, 17 Matt Gibbon, 18 Lucio Sordoni, 19 Ross Haylett-Petty, 20 Richard Hardwick, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Stacey Ili, 23 Frank Lomani


Western Force v Highlanders Super Rugby Trans Tasman Preview

The Western Force have played the Highlanders 11 times in Super rugby since 2006 and the Western Force have won 6 matches, lost 5 times and drawn none.

The Western Force’s 6 wins out of 11 matches gives them a record of winning 55% of their matches against the Highlanders regardless of venue.

The average score when the Western Force play the Highlanders is : Western Force 22 Highlanders 26.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Western Force and they have had home advantage in 5 of the 11 matches.

In those 5 Western Force home matches they have won 2 matches and lost 3.

The average score when the Western Force play the Highlanders at home is : Western Force 14 Highlanders 26.

The Highlanders have won three of the last five meetings between these teams. The last three in a row have all been won by the Highlanders.

The Bookies have given the Western Force a 12 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Western Force 22 Highlanders 26.

Last five results
2013-05-25 Western Force 19 – 18 Highlanders
2014-03-15 Highlanders 29 – 31 Western Force
2015-05-23 Western Force 3 – 23 Highlanders
2016-04-01 Highlanders 32 – 20 Western Force
2017-05-20 Western Force 6 – 55 Highlanders

Western Force overall record against the Highlanders
Played 11, won 6, lost 5, drawn 0

Match Officials and details
Match : Western Force v Highlanders
Date : Friday 21 May
Venue : HBF Park, Perth
Kick Off local: 17:45
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1:Amy Perrett
Assistant Ref 2:Reuben Keane
TMO : James Leckie

Teams

Western Force

15 Rob Kearney, 14 Richard Kahui, 13 Kyle Godwin (c), 12 Henry Taefu, 11 Jordan Olowofela, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Tim Anstee, 7 Kane Koteka, 6 Fergus Lee-Warner, 5 Sitaleki Timani, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Feleti Kaitu’u, 1 Tom Robertson

Replacements: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Angus Wagner, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 Ryan McCauley, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Domingo Miotti, 23 Jake Strachan

Highlanders

15 Sam Gilbert, 14 Sio Tomkinson, 13 Michael Collins, 12 Scott Gregory, 11 Jona Nareki, 10 Mitch Hunt, 9 Aaron Smith (cc), 8 Hugh Renton, 7 Billy Harmon, 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Bryn Evans, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Ash Dixon (cc), 1 Ayden Johnstone

Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Ethan de Groot, 18 Josh Hohneck, 19 Josh Dickson, 20 Kazuki Himeno, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Josh Ioane, 23 Ngantungane Puniva


Blues v NSW Waratahs Super Rugby Trans Tasman Preview

The Blues have played the Waratahs 25 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Blues have won 17 matches, lost 8 times and drawn none.

The Blues 17 wins out of 25 matches gives them a record of winning 68% of their matches against the Waratahs regardless of venue.

The average score when the Blues play the Waratahs is : Blues 27 Waratahs 24.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Blues and they have had home advantage in 12 of the 25 matches.

In those 12 Blues home matches they have won x matches and lost 1.

The average score when the Blues play the Waratahs at home is : Blues 32 Waratahs 21.

The Blues have won all five meetings of the last five meetings between these teams.

The Bookies have given the Waratahs a massive 35 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Blues 27 Waratahs 24.

Last five results
2016-07-15 Blues 34 – 28 NSW Waratahs
2017-05-06 NSW Waratahs 33 – 40 Blues
2018-05-05 NSW Waratahs 21 – 24 Blues
2019-04-06 Blues 32 – 29 NSW Waratahs
2020-02-08 NSW Waratahs 12 – 32 Blues

Blues overall record against the NSW Waratahs
Played 25, won 17, lost 8, drawn 0

Match Officials and details
Match : Blues v NSW Waratahs
Date : Saturday 22 May
Venue : Eden Park, Auckland
Kick Off local: 16:35
Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 1:Angus Mabey
Assistant Ref 2:Lauen Jenner
TMO : Shane McDermott

Teams

Blues

Karl Tu’inukuafe, Kurt Eklund, Ofa Tuungafasi, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Josh Goodhue, Tom Robinson (c), Blake Gibson, Akira Ioane, Finlay Christie, Otere Black, AJ Lam, TJ Faiane, Rieko Ioane, Bryce Heem, Zarn Sullivan

Replacements: Soane Vikena, Alex Hodgman, Marcel Renata, Patrick Tuipulotu, Dalton Papalii, Sam Nock, Harry Plummer, Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens

NSW Waratahs

Angus Bell, David Porecki, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Hugh Sinclair, Max Douglas, Lachie Swinton, Charlie Gamble, Will Harris, Jake Gordon (c), Ben Donaldson, James Turner, Lalakai Foketi, Izaia Perese, Alex Newsome, Jack Maddocks

Replacements: Joe Cotton, Tetera Faulkner, Darcy Breen, Jack Whetton, Jack Dempsey, Carlo Tizzano, Jack Grant, Will Harrison.


Chiefs v Brumbies Super Rugby Trans Tasman Preview

The Chiefs have played the Brumbies 27 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Chiefs have won 11 matches, lost 15 times and drawn once.

The Chiefs 11 wins out of 27 matches gives them a record of winning 41% of their matches against the Brumbies regardless of venue.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Brumbies is : Chiefs 23 Brumbies 28.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Chiefs and they have had home advantage in 13 of the 27 matches.

In those 13 Chiefs home matches they have won 8 matches and lost 5.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Brumbies at home is : Chiefs 21 Brumbies 21.

The Brumbies have won the last two matched but the Chiefs have won three of the last five meetings between these teams.

The Bookies have given the Brumbies a 10 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Chiefs 23 Brumbies 28.

Last five results
2016-04-02 Brumbies 23 – 48 Chiefs
2017-07-15 Chiefs 28 – 10 Brumbies
2018-07-07 Chiefs 24 – 19 Brumbies
2019-02-23 Brumbies 54 – 17 Chiefs
2020-02-22 Chiefs 14 – 26 Brumbies

Chiefs overall record against the Brumbies
Played 27, won 11, lost 15, drawn 1

Match Officials and details
Match : Chiefs v Brumbies
Date : FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
Venue : Saturday 22 May
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1:Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 2:Dan Waenga
TMO :Aaron Paterson

Teams

Chiefs

Aidan Ross, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Sione Mafileo, Josh Lord, Tupou Vaa’i, Liam Messam, Lachlan Boshier, Luke Jacobson, Brad Weber (c), Damian McKenzie, Jonah Lowe, Alex Nankivell, Anton Lienert-Brown, Bailyn Sullivan, Chase Tiatia

Replacements: Bradley Slater, Ollie Norris, Atu Moli, Zane Kapeli, Pita Gus Sowakula, Xavier Roe, Rameka Poihipi, Kaleb Trask

Brumbies

Scott Sio, Lachlan Lonergan, Allan Alaalatoa (c), Darcy Swain, Nick Frost, Henry Stowers, Rory Scott, Rob Valetini, Ryan Lonergan, Noah Lolesio, Tom Wright, Irae Simone, Len Ikitau, Solomone Kata, Tom Banks

Replacements: Connal McInerney, Harry Lloyd, Tom Ross, Tom Hooper, Tom Cusack, Issak Fines-Leleiwasa, Bayley Kuenzle, Mack Hansen


QLD Reds v Crusaders Super Rugby Trans Tasman Preview

The Reds have played the Crusaders 26 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Reds have won 6 matches, lost 20 times and drawn none.

The Reds 6 wins out of 26 matches gives them a record of winning 23% of their matches against the Crusaders regardless of venue.

The average score when the Reds play the Crusaders is : Reds 21 Crusaders 30.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Reds and they have had home advantage in 14 of the 26 matches.

In those 14 Reds home matches they have won 5 matches and lost 9.

The average score when the Reds play the Crusaders at home is : Reds 25 Crusaders 26.

The Crusaders have won the last eight matches between these teams. The last Reds victory over the Crusaders was the 2011 Super rugby final.

The Bookies have given the Reds a 12 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Reds 21 Crusaders 30.

Last five results
2015-05-08 Crusaders 58 – 17 Queensland Reds
2016-05-06 Crusaders 38 – 5 Queensland Reds
2017-03-11 Queensland Reds 20 – 22 Crusaders
2019-03-02 Queensland Reds 12 – 22 Crusaders
2020-03-06 Crusaders 24 – 20 Queensland Reds

QLD Reds overall record against the Crusaders
Played 26, won 6, lost 20, drawn 0

Match Officials and details
Match : QLD Reds v Crusaders
Date : Saturday 22 May
Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1:Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 2:Jordan Way
TMO :Brett Cronan

Teams

QLD Reds

Dane Zander, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Taniela Tupou, Ryan Smith, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Liam Wright (co-c), Fraser McReight, Harry Wilson, Tate McDermott, James O’Connor (co-c), Jock Campbell, Hamish Stewart, Hunter Paisami, Suliasi Vunivalu, Bryce Hegarty

Replacements: Alex Mafi, Harry Hoopert, Feao Fotuaika, Seru Uru, Angus Scott-Young, Kalani Thomas, Isaac Henry, Filipo Daugunu.

Crusaders

George Bower, Cody Taylor (c), Oliver Jager, Mitchell Dunshea, Sam Whitelock, Whetukamokamo Douglas, Ethan Blackadder, Cullen Grace, Mitchell Drummond, Richie Mo’unga, Leciester Fainga’anuku, David Havili, Braydon Ennor, Sevu Reece, Will Jordan

Replacements: Brodie McAlister, Tamati Williams, Michael Alaalatoa, Quinten Strange, Sione Havili Talitui, Bryn Hall, Dallas McLeod, Manasa Mataele


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