- The Chiefs have won their last four Super Rugby matches on the bounce against the Reds, neither side has managed to win more consecutive games in the history of this fixture.
- The Reds have won three of their last four Super Rugby games in New Zealand against the Chiefs (L1), losing the most recent fixture by a record margin in such fixtures (29 pts).
- The Chiefs have won only two of their six games on home soil in Super Rugby 2019 (D1, L3), despite leading at half-time on four occasions in that span.
- The Reds have made an average of just seven offloads per game this Super Rugby season, fewer than any other team in the competition and five per game fewer than the category-leading Chiefs (12).
- Anton Lienert-Brown (Chiefs) has made a league-high 28 offloads this Super Rugby campaign; while only the Reds’ Samu Kerevi (53) has beaten more defenders than Lienert-Brown (48).
The Chiefs have played the Reds 22 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Chiefs have won 12 matches and lost 10 times.
The Chiefs 12 wins out of 22 matches gives them a record of winning 55% of their matches against the Reds regardless of venue.
This weekend the match will be played in Hamilton which is home for the Chiefs and the venue where the teams have met 9 times.
In those 9 matches played in Hamilton the Chiefs have won 4 matches and lost 5. This gives the Chiefs a record of winning 44% of their matches against the Reds at home.
The average score when the Chiefs play the Reds in Hamilton is : Chiefs 24 Reds 21.
The Reds have won the last three matches against the Chiefs in Hamilton and the Chiefs have not won in their home city against the Reds since 2008.
Average score: Chiefs 28 Reds 23
Last five results
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Chiefs v Reds 36-12 Brisbane
Sat, 06 May 2017 Chiefs v Reds 46-17 New Plymouth
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 Chiefs v Reds 50-5 Brisbane
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 Chiefs v Reds 24-3 Brisbane
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 Chiefs v Reds 23-31 Hamilton
Chiefs overall record against the Reds
Played 22 ,Wins 12, Losses 10 , Draws 0
15 Solomon Alaimalo, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Tumua Manu, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 Etene Nanai-Seturo, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Sam Cane (captain), 5 Tyler Ardron, 4 Jesse Parete, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Atu Moli
Replacements: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Aidan Ross, 18 Sosefo Kautai, 19 Daymon Leasuasu, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Jack Debreczeni, 23 Sean Wainui
15 Matt McGahan, 14 Jock Campbell, 13 Seb Wileman, 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Sefa Naivalu, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Angus Scott-Young, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Angus Blyth, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 Harry Hoopert
Replacements : 16 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17 Feao Fotuaika, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Adam Korczyk, 20 Scott Higginbotham, 21 Scott Malolua, 22 Teti Tela, 23 Liam McNamara
Match Officials and details
Date : Friday 24 May
Venue : FMG Stadium, Waikato
Kick Off local: 19:35
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1:Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 2: Dan Waenga
TMO : Glenn Newman