Super Rugby AU reaches the third round this weekend and the action starts on Friday in Brisbane where the Reds host the Western Force.
The second match is on Saturday and will take place in Sydney where the Waratahs host the Brumbies.
The Reds currently lead the Super rugby AU standings with the Brumbies close behind.
The Waratahs are third but equal on points with the Brumbies. The Rebels are in fourth place and the Western Force are last.
Reds v Western Force Super Rugby AU Preview
The Reds have played the Western Force 18 times in Super rugby since 2006 and the Reds have won 8 matches, lost 9 times and drawn once.
The Reds 8 wins out of 18 matches gives them a record of winning 44% of their matches against the Western Force 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 10 times.
In those 10 matches played in Brisbane the Reds have won 6 matches and lost 4. This gives the Reds a record of winning 60% of their matches against the Western Force at home.
The average score when the Reds play the Western Force in Brisbane is : Reds 26 Western Force 20.
The Western Force have won the last two matches against the Reds in Brisbane and the Reds have not won at home in these matches since 2015.
The last match between these teams in Brisbane was played in 2017.
Average score: Reds 22 Western Force 23
Last five results
Fri, 26 May 2017 Reds v Force 26-40 Brisbane
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 Reds v Force 19-26 Perth
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 Reds v Force 6-22 Brisbane
Sat, 30 May 2015 Reds v Force 32-10 Perth
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 Reds v Force 18-6 Brisbane
Reds overall record against the Western Force
Played 18 ,Wins 8 , Losses 9 , Draws 1
Match Officials and details
Date :Friday 17 July
Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1: Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 2: Jordan Way
TMO : Brett Cronan
1. Harry Hoopert ,2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa ,3. Taniela Tupou ,4. Angus Scott-Young,5. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto,6. Liam Wright (c),7. Fraser McReight,8. Harry Wilson,9. Tate McDermott,10. James O’Connor,11. Filipo Daugunu,12. Hamish Stewart,13. Hunter Paisami,14. Chris Feauia-Sautia,15. Jock Campbell
Replacements : 16. Alex Mafi ,17. Dane Zander ,18. Jack Straker ,19. Ryan Smith,20. Tuaina Taii Tualima,21. Scott Malolua ,22. Josh Flook,23. Bryce Hegarty
1. Angus Wagner,2. Feleti Kaitu’u,3. Kieran Longbottom,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. Fergus Lee Warner,6. Henry Stowers,7. Tevin Ferris,8. Brynard Stander,9. Ian Prior,10. Jono Lance,11. Brad Lacey,12. Nick Jooste,13. Marcel Brache,14. Byron Ralston,15. Jack McGregor
Replacements:16. Andrew Ready,17. Chris Heiberg,18. Greg Holmes,19. Ollie Atkins,20. Ollie Callan,21. Jacob Abel,22. Henry Taefu,23. Kyle Godwin
Waratahs v Brumbies Super Rugby Australia Preview
The Waratahs have played the Brumbies 35 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Waratahs have won 17 matches, lost 18 times and drawn none.
The Waratahs 17 wins out of 35 matches gives them a record of winning 49% of their matches against the Brumbies regardless of venue.
This weekend the match will be played in Sydney which is home for the Waratahs and the venue where the teams have met 19 times.
In those 19 matches played in Sydney the Waratahs have won 6 matches and lost 0. This gives the Waratahs a record of winning 68% of their matches against the
Brumbies at home.
The average score when the Waratahs play the Brumbies in Sydney is : Waratahs 27 Brumbies 20.
The Waratahs have won the last four matches against the Brumbies in Sydney and the Brumbies have not won in the city since 2015.
Average score:Waratahs 21 Brumbies 24
Last five results
Sun, 15 Mar 2020 Waratahs v Brumbies 14-47 Canberra
Sat, 08 Jun 2019 Waratahs v Brumbies 24-35 Sydney
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 Waratahs v Brumbies 13-19 Canberra
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 Waratahs v Brumbies 31-40 Sydney
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 Waratahs v Brumbies 24-17 Canberra
Waratahs overall record against the Brumbies
Played 35 ,Wins 17, Losses 18, Draws 0
Match Officials and details
Date :Saturday 18 July
Venue : ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Kick Off local: 19:15
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1:Amy Perrett
Assistant Ref 2:Reuben Keane
TMO : James Leckie
1. Tom Robertson,2. Tom Horton,3. Harry Johnson-Holmes,4. Ned Hanigan,5. Rob Simmons (C) ,6. Lachlan Swinton,7. Michael Hooper,8. Jack Dempsey,9. Mitch Short,10. Will Harrison,11. Alex Newsome (VC),12. Karmichael Hunt,13. Joey Walton,14. James Ramm,15. Jack Maddocks
Replacements: 16. Robbie Abel,17. Tetera Faulkner,18. Angus Bell,19. Tom Staniforth,20. Will Harris,21. Michael McDonald,22. Mark Nawaqanitawase,23. Ben Donaldson
1. James Slipper ,2. Folau Fainga’a ,3. Allan Alaalatoa ,4. Darcy Swain,5. Murray Douglas,6. Rob Valetini,7. Tom Cusack,8. Pete Samu,9. Joe Powell,10. Noah Lolesio,11.Tom Wright,12. Irae Simone,13. Tevita Kuridrani,14. Andy Muirhead,15. Tom Banks
Replacements : 16. Connal McInerney ,17. Scott Sio ,18. Tom Ross ,19. Locky McCaffrey,20. Will Miller,21. Issak Fines ,22. Bayley Kuenzle,23. Mack Hansen,