Super rugby AU reaches the fourth round this weekend and the Reds have held on to their lead for another week although that could change this week as they have the bye.
The Waratahs host the Rebels in the first match of the weekend on Friday and then on Saturday the Western Force host the Brumbies who should go to the top of the table if they win.
Both matches will be played in Sydney this weekend.
Waratahs v Rebels Super Rugby Australia Preview
The Waratahs have played the Rebels 18 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Waratahs have won 15 matches and lost 3 times.
The Waratahs 15 wins out of 18 matches gives them a record of winning 83% of their matches against the Rebels 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 9 times.
In those 9 matches played in Sydney the Waratahs have won 8matches and lost 1. This gives the Waratahs a record of winning 89% of their matches against the Rebels at home.
The average score when the Waratahs play the Rebels in Sydney is : Waratahs 31 Rebels 19.
The Waratahs have won the last three matches against the Rebels in Sydney and the Rebels have not won in the city since 2016 which was their only victory in Sydney in these matches.
The Bookies have given the Waratahs a 2 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.
Average score: Waratahs 31 Rebels 20
Last five results
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Waratahs v Rebels 10-24 Melbourne
Fri, 31 May 2019 Waratahs v Rebels 20-15 Melbourne
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 Waratahs v Rebels 23-20 Sydney
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 Waratahs v Rebels 31-26 Melbourne
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 Waratahs v Rebels 51-27 Sydney
Waratahs overall record against the Rebels
Played 18, Wins 15, Losses 3, Draws 0
Match Officials and details
Date :Friday 24 July
Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1: Amy Perrett
Assistant Ref 2: Reuben Keane
TMO : Ian Smith
15 Jack Maddocks, 14 James Ramm, 13 Joey Walton, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Alex Newsome, 10 Will Harrison, 9 Mitch Short, 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons (captain), 4 Ned Hanigan, 3 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 2 Tom Horton, 1 Tom Robertson
Replacements: 16 Joe Cotton, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Jed Holloway, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Mark Nawaqanitawase, 23 Ben Donaldson
15 Dane Haylett-Petty (captain), 14 Andrew Kellaway, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Richard Hardwick, 6 Josh Kemeny, 5 Trevor Hosea, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Pone Fa’amausili, 2 Jordan Uelese, 1 Cameron Orr
Replacements:16 Efitusi Ma’afu, 17 Matt Gibbon, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Michael Stolberg, 20 Esei Haangana, 21 Rob Leota, 22 Frank Lomani, 23 Andrew Deegan
Force v Brumbies Super Rugby Australia Preview
The Western Force have played the Brumbies 18 times in Super rugby since 2006 and the Western Force have won 4 matches, lost 13 times and drawn once.
The Western Force’s 4 wins out of 18 matches gives them a record of winning 22% of their matches against the Brumbies regardless of venue.
This weekend the match will be played in Sydney which this week is home for the Western Force and the teams have never met in the city before.
In matches played between these teams and the Force were not in Perth the Force have played 9 and won 2.
The average score when the Western Force play the Brumbies outside of Perth is : Western Force 17 Brumbies 26.
The Brumbies have won the last six matches against the Western Force away from Perth and the Western Force have not won outside of Perth in these matches since 2011.
The Bookies have given the Force a 15 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.
Average score: Force v Brumbies
Last five results
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 Force v Brumbies 17-25 Canberra
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 Force v Brumbies 10-24 Canberra
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 Force v Brumbies 14-31 Perth
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 Force v Brumbies 20-33 Perth
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 Force v Brumbies 15-27 Canberra
Force overall record against the Brumbies
Played 18 ,Wins 4, Losses 13 7, Draws 1
Match Officials and details
Date :Saturday 25 July
Venue : Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
Kick Off local: 19:15
Referee: Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 1:Amy Perrett
Assistant Ref 2:Angus Gardner
TMO : George Ayoub
15 Jack McGregor, 14 Byron Ralston, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Henry Taefu, 11 Brad Lacey, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Brynard Stander, 7 Tevin Ferris, 6 Henry Stowers, 5 Fergus Lee Warner, 4 Jeremy Thrush (c), 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Feleti Kaitu’u, 1 Angus Wagner.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Tom Sheminant, 19 Ollie Atkins 20 Ollie Callan, 21 Jacob Abel, 22 Richard Kahui, 23 Kyle Godwin.
15 Tom Banks, 14 Solomone Kata, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Bayley Kuenzie, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Will Miller, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Nick Frost, 4 Murray Douglas, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (c), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio
Replacements: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 Harry Lloyd, 18 James Slipper, 19 Ben Hyne, 20 Lachlan McCaffrey, 21 Issak Fines, 22 Mack Hansen, 23 Andy Muirhead