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Super Rugby Preview: Sharks v Reds (19/04/19)

    • The Sharks have won eight of their last 11 Super Rugby encounters with the Reds (L3), each of those wins have seen them score 21 points or more against the Queenslanders.
    • The Sharks have won 21 of their last 26 Super Rugby home games against Australian opposition (D2, L3), going undefeated in the last 10 fixtures of that span (W8, D2).
    • The Reds are pursuing a Super Rugby win in South Africa for the first time since Round 10 2015 (v Cheetahs), they haven’t toppled an existing South African club since Round 8 2011 against the Stormers.
    • April 2004 was the last time the Reds triumphed in Super Rugby visiting the Sharks, three of the Reds’ four away wins against the Sharks have come by a single point.
    • Samu Kerevi (Reds) and Daniel du Preez (Sharks) have carried the ball the most often in Super Rugby 2019, with 108 and 96 carries respectively.

The Sharks have played the Reds 19 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Sharks have won 9 matches, drawn none and lost 10 times.

The Sharks 9 wins out of 19 matches gives them a record of winning 47% of their matches against the Reds regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Durban which is home for the Sharks and the venue where the teams have met 9 times.

In those 9 matches played in Durban the Sharks have won 6 matches and lost 3. This gives the Sharks a record of winning 67% of their matches against the Reds at home.

The average score when the Sharks play the Reds in Durban is : Sharks 25 Reds 21.

The Reds won the first three matches in a row involving these teams between 2000 and 2004 but since then the Sharks have gone unbeaten through five matches against the Reds at home.

Average score: Sharks 25 Reds 23

Last five results 
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 Sharks 26-28 Reds @Brisbane
Fri, 22 May 2015 Sharks 21-14 Reds @Brisbane
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 Sharks 35-20 Reds @Durban
Fri, 10 May 2013 Sharks 17-32 Reds @Brisbane
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 Elim Sharks 30-17 Reds @Brisbane

Sharks overall record against the Reds
Played 19 , Wins 9 , Losses 10, Draws 0

15. Curwin Bosch, 14. Sbu Nkosi, 13. Kobus van Wyk, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Robert du Preez, 9. Louis Schreuder (c), 8. Daniel du Preez, 7. Jacques Vermeulen, 6. Philip van der Walt, 5. Hyron Andrews, 4. Ruben van Heerden, 3. Coenie Oosthuizen, 2. Kerron van Vuuren, 1. Beast Mtawarira
Replacements : 16. Fez Mbatha, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. Thomas du Toit, 19. Tyler Paul, 20. Jean-Luc du Preez, 21. Cameron Wright, 22. Marius Louw, 23. Aphelele Fassi

15 Hamish Stewart, 14 Sefa Naivalu , 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Samu Kerevi (captain), 11 Jack Hardy, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 Harry Hoopert
Replacements: 16 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17 JP Smith, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Harry Hockings, 20 Adam Korczyk, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Duncan Paia’aua, 23 Jock Campbell

Match Officials and details
Date :
 Friday 19 April

Venue : Kings Park , Durban
Kick Off local: 15:05
Referee: Federico Anselmi
Assistant Ref 1:Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 2:Jaco Peyper
TMO :Marius Jonker


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