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Last week Australia kicked off their 2021 Super rugby season and the Reds and Brumbies got off to positive starts.

This weekend the Crusaders kick-off their title defence against Highlanders and the Hurricanes take on the Blues.

Here we look at the matches coming up this weekend.


Queensland Reds v Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby AU Rd.2 Preview

The Reds have played the Rebels 20 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Reds have won 12 matches, lost 7 times, and drawn /once.

The Reds 12 wins out of 20 matches gives them a record of winning 60% of their matches against the Rebels regardless of venue.

The average score when the Reds the Rebels is: Reds 27 Rebels 21.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Reds and they have had home advantage in 10 of the 20 matches.

In those 10 Reds home matches they have won 7 matches and lost 3.

The average score when the Reds play the Rebels at home is: Reds 29 Rebels 19.

The Reds have won two of the last five meetings between these teams.

The Bookies have given the Rebels a 13 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Reds 27 Rebels 21

Last five results
2019-03-30 Reds 13 – 32 Rebels
2019-05-10 Rebels 30 – 24 Reds
2020-07-10 Rebels 18 – 18 Reds
2020-08-15 Reds 19 – 3 Rebels
2020-09-12 Reds 25 – 13 Rebels

Queensland Reds overall record against the Melbourne Rebels
Played 20, Won 12, Lost 7 Drawn 1

Match Officials and details
Match : Queensland Reds v Melbourne Rebels
Date : Friday 26 February
Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick Off local: 18:45
Referee: Jordan Way
Assistant Ref 1:Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 2:Aaron Pook
TMO : Brett Cronan

Teams

Queensland Reds

Dane Zander, Alex Mafi, Taniela Tupou, Angus Blyth, Seru Uru, Angus Scott-Young, Fraser McReight, Harry Wilson, Tate McDermott, James O’Connor (c), Filipo Daugunu, Hamish Stewart, Hunter Paisami, Jordan Petaia, Jock Campbell

Replacements: Josh Nasser, Harry Hoopert, Feao Fotuaika, Ryan Smith, Sam Wallis, Moses Sorovi, Bryce Hegarty, Suliasi Vunivalu

Melbourne Rebels

 Cabous Eloff, Jordan Uelese, Pone Faamausili, Steve Cummins, Trevor Hosea, Brad Wilkin, Richard Hardwick, Michael Wells, Joe Powell, Matt To’omua (c), Marika Koroibete, Reece Hodge, Stacey Ili, Lachlan Anderson, Tom Pincus

Replacements: Ed Craig, Isaac Aedo Kailea, Rhys van Nek, Rob Leota, Josh Kemeny, James Tuttle, Glen Vaihu, Frank Lomani


Brumbies v NSW Waratahs Super Rugby AU Rd.2 Preview

The Brumbies have played the Waratahs 37 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Brumbies have won 20 matches, lost 17 times and drawn none.

The Brumbies 20 wins out of 37 matches gives them a record of winning 59% of their matches against the Waratahs regardless of venue.

The average score when the Brumbies the Waratahs is : Brumbies 25 Waratahs 21.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Brumbies and they have had home advantage in 17 of the 37 matches.

In those 17 Brumbies home matches they have won 13 matches and lost 4.

The average score when the Brumbies play the Waratahs at home is: Brumbies 29 Waratahs 14.

The Waratahs have won four of the last five meetings between these teams.

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

Average score: Brumbies 25 Waratahs 21.

Last five results
2019-03-15 Brumbies 19 -13 NSW Waratahs
2019-06-08 NSW Waratahs 24 -35 Brumbies
2020-03-15 Brumbies 47 -14 NSW Waratahs
2020-07-18 NSW Waratahs 23 -24 Brumbies
2020-08-22 Brumbies 38 -11 NSW Waratahs

Brumbies v overall record against the NSW Waratahs
Played 37, won 20, lost 17, drawn 0

Match Officials and details
Match : Brumbies v NSW Waratahs
Date : Saturday 27 February
Venue : GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick Off local:  19:45
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1:Amy Perrett
Assistant Ref 2:Reuben Keane
TMO : James Leckie

Teams

Brumbies

James Slipper, Connal McInerney, Allan Alaalatoa (c), Darcy Swain, Cadeyrn Neville, Rob Valetini, Jahrome Brown, Pete Samu, Nic White, Noah Lolesio, Mack Hansen, Irae Simone, Len Ikitau, Andy Muirhead, Tom Banks

Replacements: Lachlan Lonergan, Harry Lloyd, Tom Ross, Nick Frost, Tom Cusack, Ryan Lonergan, Reesjan Pasitoa, Issak Fines-Leleiwasa

NSW Waratahs

Angus Bell, Tom Horton, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Sam Caird, Jack Whetton, Lachlan Swinton, Carlo Tizzano, Jack Dempsey, Jack Grant, Will Harrison, James Ramm, Tepai Moeroa, Alex Newsome (c), Mark Nawaqanitawase, Jack Maddocks

Replacements: David Porecki, Tetera Faulkner, Sio Tatola, Jeremy Williams, Hugh Sinclair, Henry Robertson, Tane Edmed, Triston Reilly


Highlanders v Crusaders Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.1 Preview

The Highlanders have played the Crusaders 40 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Highlanders have won 11 matches, lost 28 times and drawn once.

The Highlanders 11 wins out of 40 matches gives them a record of winning 28% of their matches against the Crusaders regardless of venue.

The average score when the Highlanders the Crusaders is : Highlanders 20 Crusaders 29.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Highlanders and they have had home advantage in 18 of the 40 matches.

In those 18 Highlanders home matches they have won 7 matches and lost 10.

The average score when the Highlanders play the Crusaders at home is: Highlanders 20 Crusaders 25.

The Crusaders have won three of the last five meetings between these teams.

The Bookies have given the Highlanders a 6 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Highlanders 20 Crusaders 29.

Last five results
2017-07-22 Crusaders 17 -0 Highlanders
2018-03-17 Highlanders 25 -17 Crusaders
2018-07-06 Crusaders 45 -22 Highlanders
2019-03-16 Highlanders 0 -0 Crusaders
2019-04-12 Crusaders 43 -17 Highlanders

Highlanders overall record against the Crusaders
Played 40, won 11, lost 27, drawn 1

Match Officials and details
Match : Highlanders v Crusaders
Date :  Friday 26 February
Venue : Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee:  Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2: James Doleman
TMO : Brendon Pickerill

Teams

Highlanders

1.   Daniel Lienert-Brown,2.   Ash Dixon (cc),3.   Siate Tokolahi,4.   Josh Dickson,5.   Jack Regan,6.   Shannon Frizell,7.   Billy Harmon,8.   Marino Mikaele-Tu’u,9.   Aaron Smith (cc),10. Mitch Hunt,11  Jona Nareki,12. Patelesio Tomkinson,13. Ngatungane Punivai,14. Connor Garden-Bachop,15. Solomon Alaimalo

Replacements:16. Liam Coltman,17. Josh Hohneck,18. Jeff Thwaites,19. Bryn Evans,20. Liam Squire,21. Folau Fakatava,22. Josh Ioane,23. Hugh Renton

Crusaders

1. Joe Moody,2. Codie Taylor (VC),3. Michael Alaalatoa,4. Scott Barrett (C),5. Samuel Whitelock,6. Ethan Blackadder,7. Tom Christie,8. Cullen Grace,9. Bryn Hall,10. Richie Mo’unga,11. Leicester Fainga’anuku,12. Dallas McLeod,13. Jack Goodhue (VC),14. Sevu Reece,15. Will Jordan

Replacements:16. Brodie McAlister,17. George Bower,18. Fletcher Newell,19. Quinten Strange,20. Sione Havili Talitui,21. Mitchell Drummond,22. Fergus Burke,23. Chay Fihaki


Hurricanes v Blues Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd.1 Preview

The Hurricanes have played the Blues 35 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Hurricanes have won 18 matches, lost 16 times and drawn once.

The Hurricanes 18 wins out of 35 matches gives them a record of winning 51% of their matches against the Blues regardless of venue.

The average score when the Hurricanes play the Blues is : Hurricanes 25 Blues 26.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Hurricanes and they have had home advantage in 17 of the 35 matches.

In those 17 Hurricanes home matches they have won 9 matches and lost 7.

The average score when the Hurricanes play the Blues at home is: Hurricanes 27 Blues 28.

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

The Bookies have given the Blues a 2 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score:Hurricanes 25 Blues 26.

Last five results
2019-06-15 Hurricanes 29 -24 Blues
2020-03-07 Hurricanes 15 -24 Blues
2020-06-14 Blues 30 -20 Hurricanes
2020-06-14 Blues 30 -20 Hurricanes
2020-07-18 Hurricanes 29 -27 Blues

Hurricanes overall record against the Blues
Played 35, won 18, lost 16, drawn 1

Match Officials and details
Match : Hurricanes v Blues
Date : Saturday 27 February
Venue : Sky Stadium, Wellington
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee:  Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:James Doleman
TMO : Brendon Pickerill

Teams

Hurricanes

Jordie Barrett, Wes Goosen, Billy Proctor, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Devan Flanders, Ardie Savea (c), Vaea Fifita, Scott Scrafton, James Blackwell, Tyrel Lomax, Asafo Aumua, Fraser Armstrong.

Replacements: Ricky Riccitelli, Xavier Numia, Alex Fidow, Reed Prinsep, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Luke Campbell, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Salesi Rayasi.

Blues

15 Stephen Perofeta, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Harry Plummer, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Otere Black, 9 Sam Nock; 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (C), 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Kurt Eklund, 1 James Lay.

Replacements:16 Luteru Tolai, 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18 Ofa Tuungafasi, 19 Josh Goodhue, 20 Tom Robinson, 21 Adrian Choat, 22 Jonathan Ruru, 23 Tanielu Tele’a.

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