- The Brumbies have won three of their last four Super Rugby matches against the Sharks (L1), the last three matches in that span have been decided by seven points or fewer.
- The Sharks have lost their last five away matches in the Super Rugby finals series, the last time they won a finals match outside South Africa was in Australia in 2012 (30-17 v Reds).
- The Brumbies have lost their last two matches at home in the Super Rugby finals series, after winning eight of their previous nine such matches in competition history.
- Ruben van Heerden (Sharks) has the best tackle success rate of any player in Super Rugby 2019 to make 100+ tackles this season (95% – 101/106).
- No player has won more lineouts on their own team’s throw this season than the Brumbies’ Rory Arnold (69) or Sam Carter (64, level with Guido Petti Pagadizaval).
The Brumbies have played the Sharks 20 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Brumbies have won 209 matches, lost 11 times and drawn none.
The Brumbies 20 wins out of 30 matches gives them a record of winning 55% of their matches against the Sharks 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 12 times.
In those 12 matches played in Canberra, the Brumbies have won 9 matches and lost 3. This gives the Brumbies a record of winning 75% of their matches against the Sharks at home.
The average score when the Brumbies play the Sharks in Canberra is : Brumbies 29 Sharks 20.
These teams have alternated wins in Canberra since 2010. In the last five matches, the Brumbies have won three and lost two.
Average score: Brumbies 25 Sharks 21
Last five results
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 Brumbies 24 v 17 Sharks @Canberra
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 Brumbies 22 v 27 Sharks @Canberra
Sat, 10 May 2014 Brumbies 16 v 09 Sharks @Canberra
Sat, 16 Mar 2013 Sharks 10 v 29 Brumbies @Durban
Sat, 31 Mar 2012 Brumbies 26 v 29 Sharks @Canberra
Brumbies overall record against the Sharks
Played 20 , Wins 11, Losses 9 , Draws 0
15 Thomas Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone,
11 Toni Pulu, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Peter Samu, 7 Thomas Cusack, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio
Replacements : 16 Connal McInerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Les Leulua’iali’i-Makin, 19 Darcy Swain, 20 Lachlan McCaffrey, 21 Jahrome Brown, 22 Matt Lucas, 23 Tom Wright
15. Curwin Bosch 14. Sbu Nkosi 13. Lukhanyo Am 12. Andre Esterhuizen 11. Makazole Mapimpi 10. Robert du Preez 9. Louis Schreuder (c) 8. Daniel du Preez 7. Tyler Paul 6. Jacques Vermeulen 5. Hyron Andrews 4. Ruben van Heerden 3. Coenie Oosthuizen 2. Kerron van Vuuren 1. Mzamo Majola
Replacements 16. Cullen Collopy 17. Juan Schoeman 18. Thomas du Toit 19. Gideon Koegelenberg 20. Luke Stringer 21. Cameron Wright 22. Jeremy Ward 23. Rhyno Smith
Match Officials and details
Date : Sat 22 June
Venue : GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick Off local: 20.05
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1:Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2:Graham Cooper
TMO : James Leckie