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Super Rugby Preview: Waratahs v Rebels (20/04/19)

    • The NSW Waratahs have won 13 of their 15 Super Rugby meetings with the Rebels, with the NSW squad picking up four wins on the bounce against the Melbourne side most recently.
    • The Rebels are searching for a third consecutive victory on the road against fellow Australian teams, only once before have they won three such games on the bounce (February-July 2016).
    • The Waratahs have averaged 39 points scored against Australian sides from their last five home games in Super Rugby, including scores of 50 and 51 against the Rebels.
    • The Rebels completed just 64% of their tackles in the last round against the Stormers, their lowest ever rate in a Super Rugby match.
    • Michael Hooper (NSW Waratahs, 102) and Luke Jones (Rebels, 94) have made more tackles than anyone else in Super Rugby 2019 so far.

The Waratahs have played the Rebels 15 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Waratahs have won 13 matches, drawn none and lost twice.

The Waratahs 13 wins out of 15 matches gives them a record of winning 87% of their matches against the Rebels regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Sydney which is home for the Waratahs and the venue where the teams have met 8 times.

In those 8 matches played in Sydney the Waratahs have won 7 matches and lost 1. This gives the Waratahs a record of winning 88% of their matches against the Rebels at home.

The average score when the Waratahs play the Rebels in Sydney is : Waratahs 32 Rebels 19.

The Rebels only victory over the Waratahs in Sydney happened in 2016.

Since then the Waratahs have enjoyed back to back wins at home against the Rebels.

Average score: Waratahs 33 Rebels 19

Last five results 
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 Waratahs 31-26 Rebels @Melbourne
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 Waratahs 51-27 Rebels @Sydney
Sun, 21 May 2017 Waratahs 50-23 Rebels @Sydney
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 Waratahs 32-25 Rebels @Melbourne
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 Waratahs 17-21 Rebels @Sydney

Waratahs overall record against the Rebels
Played 15, Wins 13, Losses 2 , Draws 0

15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Cam Clark, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Alex Newsome, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Jed Holloway, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Harry Johnson-Holmes.
Replacements:16 Andrew Tuala, 17 Rory O’Connor, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Will Miller, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Lalakai Foketi, 23 Curtis Rona

1. Matt Gibbon,2. Anaru Rangi,3. Jermaine Ainsley,4. Matt Philip,5. Adam Coleman,6. Luke Jones,7. Richard Hardwick,8. Isi Naisarani,9. Will Genia,10. Quade Cooper,11. Marika Koroibete,12. Billy Meakes,13. Tom English (c),14. Jack Maddocks,15. Reece Hodge
Replacements:16. Hugh Roach,17. Tetera Faulkner,18. Sam Talakai,19. Ross Haylett-Petty,20. Rob Leota,21. Michael Ruru,22. Campbell Magnay,23. Sione Tuipulotu

Match Officials and details
Date :
 Saturday 20 April

Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 1:Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 2:Jordan Way
TMO :James Leckie


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