A new era in Australian Rugby kicks off this weekend as Super Rugby AU starts in Brisbane where the Reds host the Waratahs at Suncorp stadium.
The new domestic Super rugby competition will feature Australian teams only and will also see the return of the Western Force as the Sunwolves have withdrawn from Super rugby due to travel restrictions.
The second match this weekend is on Saturday and is between the Brumbies and the Rebels at GIO Stadium, Canberra
Perth’s Western Force have a bye this weekend and their first match is against the Waratahs in Sydney.
Reds v Waratahs Super Rugby Australia Preview
The Reds have played the Waratahs 32 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Reds have won 13 matches, lost 18 times and drawn once.
The Reds 13 wins out of 32 matches gives them a record of winning 41% of their matches against the Waratahs 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 17 times.
In those 17 matches played in Brisbane the Reds have won 7 matches and lost 9 and drawn once. This gives the Reds a record of winning 41% of their matches against the Waratahs at home.
The average score when the Reds play the Waratahs in Brisbane is : Reds 21 Waratahs 22.
The Waratahs have won the last six matches against the Reds in Brisbane and the Reds have not won at home in these matches since 2013.
The Bookies have given the Waratahs a 9 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.
Average score: Reds 19 Waratahs 23
Last five results
Sat, 18 May 2019 Reds v Waratahs 32-40 Brisbane
Sat, 09 Mar 2019 Reds v Waratahs 17-28 Sydney
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 Reds v Waratahs 41-52 Brisbane
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 Reds v Waratahs 16-37 Sydney
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 Reds v Waratahs 26-29 Brisbane
Reds overall record against the Waratahs
Played 32,Wins 13 , Losses 18 , Draws 1
Match Officials and details
Date : Friday 3 July
Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1: Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 2: Jordan Way
TMO : Ian Smith
15 Bryce Hegarty, 14 Jock Campbell, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Filipo Daugunu, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Liam Wright (captain), 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Angus Blyth, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Harry Hoopert
Replacements: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 JP Smith, 18 Josh Nasser, 19 Tuaina Taii Tualima, 20 Angus Scott-Young, 21 Scott Malolua, 22 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 23 Josh Flook
15 Jack Maddocks, 14 James Ramm, 13 Alex Newsome, 12 Joey Walton, 11 Mark Nawaqanitawase, 10 Will Harrison, 9 Mitch Short, 8 Will Harris, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons (captain), 4 Ned Hanigan, 3 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 2 Robbie Abel, 1 Angus Bell
Replacements: 16 Tom Horton, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Tiaan Tauakipulu, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Michael McDonald, 22 Ben Donaldson, 23 Tepai Moeroa
Brumbies v Rebels Super Rugby Australia Preview
The Brumbies have played the Rebels 18 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Brumbies have won 10 matches and lost 8 times and drawn none.
The Brumbies 10 wins out of 18 matches gives them a record of winning 56% of their matches against the Rebels regardless of venue.
This weekend the match will be played in Canberra which is home for the Brumbies and the venue where the teams have met 9 times.
In those 9 matches played in Canberra the Brumbies have won 6 matches and lost 3. This gives the Brumbies a record of winning 67% of their matches against the Rebels at home.
The average score when the Brumbies play the Rebels in Canberra is : Brumbies 31 Rebels 17.
The Brumbies won the last matches against the Rebels in Canberra but the Rebels won the two before that. The Brumbies have not won back to back matches against the Rebels since 2014
The Bookies have given the Rebels a 9 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.
Average score: Brumbies 27 Rebels 20
Last five results
Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Brumbies v Rebels 39-26 Canberra
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 Brumbies v Rebels 26-29 Melbourne
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 Brumbies v Rebels 27-34 Canberra
Sat, 12 May 2018 Brumbies v Rebels 24-27 Canberra
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 Brumbies v Rebels 10-33 Melbourne
Brumbies overall record against the Waratahs
Played 18 ,Wins 10 , Losses 8 , Draws 0
Match Officials and details
Date : Saturday 4 July
Venue : GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick Off local: 19:15
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1:Amy Perrett
Assistant Ref 2:Reuben Keane
TMO : James Leckie
1. James Slipper 2. Folau Fainga’a 3. Allan Alaalatoa (c) 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. Mack Hansen
Replacements: 16. Connal McInerney 17. Scott Sio 18. Tom Ross 19. Lachlan McCaffrey 20. Will Miller 21. Issak Fines* 22. Bayley Kuenzle 23. Len Ikitau
*Denotes Super Rugby debut
Matt Gibbon, Jordan Uelese, Pone Fa’amausili, Matt Philip, Michael Stolberg, Josh Kemeny, Richard Hardwick, Michael Wells (VC), Ryan Louwrens, Matt To’omua (VC), Marika Koroibete, Billy Meakes, Reece Hodge, Andrew Kellaway, Dane Haylett-Petty
Replacements: Efitusi Maafu, Cameron Orr, Jermaine Ainsley, Trevor Hosea, Esei Haangana, Rob Leota, Frank Lomani, Andrew Deegan