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Super Rugby Australia team by team preview round 5

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: Adam Coleman of the Force celebrates after crossing for a try during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Force and the Rebels at nib Stadium on July 7, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Following four rounds of Super Rugby AU the Brumbies have a four-point lead over the second-placed Reds and these top two teams meet this weekend on Saturday.

The weekend’s other match this weekend is on Friday when the Western Force host Melbourne’s Rebels in Sydney.

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The Waratahs have the bye this weekend.

Force v Rebels Super Rugby Australia Preview

The Western Force have played the Rebels 13 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Force have won 4 matches, lost 9 times and drawn none.

The Force 4 wins out of 13 matches gives them a record of winning 31% of their matches against the Rebels regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Sydney which will be home for the Force but not their proper home.

In the 6 matches between these sides that have been played away from home for the Force the Western Australia side have won two and lost four.

The average score when the Force play the Rebels away is : Force 22 Rebels 24.

The last time these teams met in Super rugby was in July 2017 and the Force won 31-22.

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

Average score: Force 24 Rebels 24

Last five results
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 Force v Rebels 31-22 Perth
Sun, 29 May 2016 Force v Rebels 22-27 Melbourne
Sat, 27 Feb 2016 Force v Rebels 19-25 Perth
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 Force v Rebels 13-11 Melbourne
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 Force v Rebels 17-21 Perth

Force overall record against the Rebels
Played 13 , Wins 4, Losses 9 , Draws 0

Match Officials and details
Referee:  Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1:Amy Perrett
Assistant Ref 2: Reuben Keane
TMO : James Leckie



15 Jack McGregor, 14 Byron Ralston, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Richard Kahui, 11 Marcel Brache, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ian Prior (captain), 8 Brynard Stander, 7 Tevin Ferris, 6 Henry Stowers, 5 Fergus Lee-Warner, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Feleti Kaitu’u, 1 Chris Heiberg

Replacements: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Tom Sheminant, 19 Johan Bardoul, 20 Ollie Callan, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Henry Taefu, 23 Brad Lacey


15 Reece Hodge (co-captain), 14 Tom Pincus, 13 Andrew Kellaway, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Matt Toomua (co-captain), 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Richard Hardwick, 6 Michael Wells, 5 Trevor Hosea, 4 Esei Haangana, 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Jordan Uelese, 1 Cameron Orr

Replacements: 16 Efitusi Ma’afu, 17 Cabous Eloff, 18 Pone Fa’amaluli, 19 Matt Philip, 20 Rob Leota, 21 Brad Wilkin, 22 Frank Lomani, 23 Andrew Deegan

Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby Australia Preview

The Brumbies have played the Reds 34 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Brumbies have won 25 matches, lost 8 times and drawn once.

The Brumbies 25 wins out of 34 matches gives them a record of winning 74% of their matches against the Reds 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 19 times.

In those 19 matches played in Canberra the Brumbies have won 16 matches and lost 3. This gives the Brumbies a record of winning 84% of their matches against the Reds at home.

The average score when the Brumbies play the Reds in Canberra is : Brumbies 33 Reds 16.

The Brumbies have won the last six matches against the Reds in Canberra and the Reds have not won in the city since 2014.

The Bookies have given the Reds an 8 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Brumbies 28 Reds 17

Last five results
Sat, 31 Jan 2020 Brumbies v Reds 27-24 Canberra
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 Brumbies v Reds 40-27 Canberra
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 Brumbies v Reds 14-36 Brisbane
Sat, 07 Apr 2018 Brumbies v Reds 45-21 Canberra
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 Brumbies v Reds 10-18 Brisbane

Brumbies overall record against the Reds
Played 34 , Wins 25 , Losses 8, Draws 1

Match Officials and details
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1:Jordan Way
Assistant Ref 2:Reuben Keane
TMO : Ian Smith



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 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (c), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio

Replacements : 16 Connal McInerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Tom Ross, 19 Tom Cusack, 20 Lachlan McCaffrey, 21 Issak Fines, 22 Mack Hansen, 23 Andy Muirhead


15 Jock Campbell, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Filipo Daugunu, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Scott Malolua, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright (c), 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Angus Blyth, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Dane Zander

Replacements : 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Feao Fotuaika, 18 Jack Straker, 19 Ryan Smith, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Jordan Petaia

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