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Super Rugby AU has now passed the halfway point in the regular season and the Reds lead the standings on 18 points from four games. The Brumbies are second on 15 points from four matches.

In New Zealand the Crusaders also lead the standings after four games and they too have 18 points. The Crusaders’ closest rival are the Blues who are on 9 points from three matches.


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This weekend on Friday, Highlanders host the Hurricanes and the Brumbies host the Western Force. On Saturday the Waratahs host the Reds and Chiefs play the Blues in Hamilton.


Brumbies v Western Force Super Rugby AU Preview

The Brumbies have played the Western Force 21 times in Super rugby since 2006 and the Brumbies have won 16 matches, lost 4 times and drawn once.

The Brumbies 16 wins out of 21 matches gives them a record of winning 76% of their matches against the Western Force regardless of venue.

The average score when the Brumbies play the Western Force is : Brumbies 26 Western Force 16.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Brumbies and they have had home advantage in 10 of the 21 matches.

In those 10 Brumbies home matches they have won 8 matches and lost 2.

The average score when the Brumbies play the Western Force at home is : Brumbies 26 Western Force 17.

The Brumbies have won the last ten meetings between these teams.

The Bookies have given the Force a 15 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Brumbies 26 Western Force 16.

Last five results
17-Jul-16 Brumbies 24-10 Western Force
10-Mar-17 Brumbies 25-17 Western Force
25-Jul-20 Western Force 0 – 24 Brumbies
28-Aug-20 Brumbies 31 – 14 Western Force
19-Feb-21 Western Force 11 – 27 Brumbies

Brumbies overall record against the Western Force 
Played 21, won 16, lost 4, drawn 1

Match Officials and details
Date : Friday 26 March
Venue : GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1:Amy Perrett
Assistant Ref 2:Reuben Keane
TMO : Brett Cronan

Teams

Brumbies  

Harry Lloyd, Folau Fainga’a, James Slipper, Darcy Swain, Cadeyrn Neville, Rob Valetini, Jahrome Brown, Pete Samu, Nic White (c), Noah Lolesio, Mack Hansen, Irae Simone, Len Ikitau, Andy Muirhead, Tom Banks

Replacements: Lachlan Lonergan, Fred Kauhea, Sefo Kautai, James Tucker, Rory Scott, Ryan Lonergan, Reesjan Pasitoa, Issak Fines-Leleiwasa

Western Force

Tom Robertson, Feleti Kaitu’u, Greg Holmes, Jeremy Thrush, Sitaleki Timani, Fergus Lee Warner, Kane Koteka, Brynard Stander (c), Tomas Cubelli, Jake McIntrye, Marcel Brache, Henry Taefu, Tevita Kuridrani, Byron Ralston, Jack McGregor

Replacements: Jack Winchester, Angus Wagner, Santiago Medrano, Ryan McCauley, Tim Anstee, Ian Prior, Jono Lance, Jordan Olowofela


NSW Waratahs v Queensland Reds Super Rugby AU Preview

The Waratahs have played the Queensland Reds 35 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Waratahs have won 19 matches, lost 15 times and drawn once.

The Waratahs 19 wins out of 35 matches gives them a record of winning 54% of their matches against the Queensland Reds regardless of venue.

The average score when the Waratahs play the Queensland Reds is : Waratahs 23 Queensland Reds 20.

This weekend the match will be played at home for the Waratahs and they have had home advantage in 16 of the 35 matches.

In those 16 Waratahs home matches they have won 10 matches and lost 6.

The average score when the Waratahs play the Queensland Reds at home is : Waratahs 25 Queensland Reds 16.

The Queensland Reds have two of the last five matches meetings between these teams. These teams have alternated wins in the last four matches and if this trend continues the Waratahs will win this weekend.

The Bookies have given the Waratahs a 16 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Waratahs 23 Queensland Reds 20.

Last five results
2019-03-09 NSW Waratahs 28 – 17 Queensland Reds
2019-05-18 Queensland Reds 32 – 40 NSW Waratahs
2020-07-03 Queensland Reds 32 – 26 NSW Waratahs
2020-08-08 NSW Waratahs 45 – 12 Queensland Reds
2021-02-19 Queensland Reds 41 – 7 NSW Waratahs

NSW Waratahs overall record against the Queensland Reds
Played 35, won 19, lost 15, drawn 1

Match Officials and details
Date : Saturday 27 March
Venue : Stadium Australia, Sydney
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Graham Cooper
Assistant Ref 1:Jordan way
Assistant Ref 2:Amy Perrett
TMO : James Leckie

Teams

NSW Waratahs

Harry Johnson-Holmes, David Porecki, Tetara Faulkner, Sam Wykes, Sam Caird, Hugh Sinclair, Carlo Tizzano, Will Harris, Jack Grant, Will Harrison, James Ramm, Izaia Perese, Lalakai Foketi, Alex Newsome (c), Jack Maddocks

Replacements: Tom Horton, Angus Bell, Darcy Breen, Jeremy Williams, Max Douglas, Henry Robertson, Tane Edmed, Mark Nawaqanitawase

Queensland Reds

Dane Zander, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Taniela Tupou, Ryan Smith, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Angus Scott-Young, Fraser McReight, Seru Uru, Tate McDermott, James O’Connor (c), Filipo Daugunu, Hunter Paisami, Jordan Petaia, Suliasi Vunivalu, Jock Campbell

Replacements: Alex Mafi, Richie Asiata, Zane Nonggorr, Harry Wilson, Sam Wallis, Kalani Thomas, Hamish Stewart, Bryce Hegarty.


Highlanders v Hurricanes Super Rugby Aotearoa Preview

The Highlanders have played the Hurricanes 35 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Highlanders have won 15 matches, lost 20 times and drawn none.

The Highlanders 15 wins out of 35 matches gives them a record of winning 43% of their matches against the Hurricanes regardless of venue.

The average score when the Highlanders play the Hurricanes is : Highlanders 22 Hurricanes 25.

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

In those 17 Highlanders home matches they have won 9 matches and lost 8.

The average score when the Highlanders play the Hurricanes at home is : Highlanders 23 Hurricanes 21.

The Hurricanes have won two of the last five meetings between these teams incliuding the last one.

The Bookies  have given the Hurricanes 5 point start for this Match – click HERE to see the latest odds.

Average score: Highlanders 22 Hurricanes 25.

Last five results
2018-06-01 Highlanders 30 – 14 Hurricanes
2019-03-08 Hurricanes 25 – 22 Highlanders
2019-04-05 Highlanders 28 – 31 Hurricanes
2020-07-12 Hurricanes 17 – 11 Highlanders
2020-08-15 Highlanders 38 – 21 Hurricanes

Highlanders overall record against the Hurricanes
Played 35, won 15, lost 20, drawn 0

Match Officials and details
Date : Friday 26 March
Venue : Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 1:Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 2:Mike Fraser
TMO : Chris Hart

Teams

Highlanders

1. Ethan De Groot 2. Ash Dixon (cc) 3. Siate Tokolahi 4. Bryn Evans 5. Paripari Parkinson 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. Michael Collins 14. Freedom Vahaakolo 15. Josh Ioane

Replacements: 16. Liam Coltman 17. Ayden Johnstone 18. Josh Hohneck 19. Josh Dickson 20. Kazuki Himeno 21. Folau Fakatava 22. Thomas Umaga-Jensen 23. Connor Garden-Bachop

Hurricanes

1. Xavier Numia , 2. Dane Coles , 3. Tyrel Lomax , 4. Scott Scrafton , 5. Isaia Walker-Leawere , 6. Reed Prinsep , 7. Du’Plessis Kirifi , 8. Ardie Savea (c) , 9. Luke Campbell , 10. Orbyn Leger , 11. Salesi Rayasi , 12. Ngani Laumape , 13. Billy Proctor , 14. Wes Goosen , 15. Jordie Barrett

Replacements:16. Ricky Riccitelli , 17. Fraser Armstrong , 18. Tevita Mafileo , 19. Liam Mitchell , 20. Devan Flanders , 21. Jonathan Taumateine , 22. Peter Umaga-Jensen , 23. Ruben Love


Chiefs v Blues Super Rugby Aotearoa Preview

The Chiefs have played the Blues 35 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Chiefs have won 21 matches, lost 13 times and drawn once.

The Chiefs 21 wins out of 35 matches gives them a record of winning 60% of their matches against the Blues regardless of venue.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Blues is : Chiefs 25 Blues 22.

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

In those 17 Chiefs home matches they have won 11 matches and lost 6.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Blues at home is : Chiefs 26 Blues 21.

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

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

Average score: Chiefs 25 Blues 22.

Last five results
2019-04-13 Chiefs 33 – 29 Blues
2019-05-18 Blues 23 – 8 Chiefs
2020-01-31 Blues29 – 37 Chiefs
2020-06-20 Chiefs 12 – 24 Blues
2020-07-26 Blues 21 – 17 Chiefs

Chiefs overall record against the Blues
Played 35, won 21, lost 13, drawn 1

Match Officials and details
Match : Chiefs v Blues
Date : Saturday 27 March
Venue : FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
Kick Off local: 19:05
Referee: James Doleman
Assistant Ref 1:Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 2:Angus Mabey
TMO : Aaron Paterson

Teams

Chiefs

Damian McKenzie, Shaun Stevenson, Anton Lienert-Brown, Quinn Tupaea, Sean Wainui, Kaleb Trask, Brad Weber, Luke Jacobson, Sam Cane, Mitchell Brown, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Samipeni Finau, Angus Ta’avao, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Aidan Ross.

Replacements: Bradley Slater, Oliver Norris, Reuben O’Neill, Simon Parker, Pita Gus Sowakula, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Alex Nankivell, Chase Tiatia.

Blues

15 Stephen Perofeta, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Harry Plummer, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Otere Black, 9 Finlay Christie; 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (c), 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Luteru Tolai, 1 Alex Hodgman.

Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18 Ofa Tuungafasi, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Tom Robinson, 21 Adrian Choat, 22 Jonathan Ruru, 23 TJ Faiane.


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