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Super Rugby Preview: Rebels v Bulls (17/05/19)

    • The Bulls have won five of their six Super Rugby meetings with the Rebels (L1), their solitary defeat in that run coming by just one point, at AAMI Park in June 2015.
    • The Rebels have won four of their last five home games in Super Rugby (L1), the solitary defeat in that run coming against South African opposition (Stormers).
    • The Bulls have lost nine of their 10 Super Rugby games in Australia since the beginning of 2013 (W1), failing to score more than 20 points in any of those nine defeats in that spell.
    • The Rebels have stolen 16 lineouts thus far in Super Rugby 2019, more than any other team and more than three times as many as the Bulls (5).
    • Handre Pollard (Bulls) has kicked the most goals (51) in Super Rugby 2019, only Sunwolves’ Hayden Parker (40) is between him and Rebels’ best Quade Cooper (38).

The Rebels have played the Bulls 6 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Rebels have won 1 match and lost 5 matches.

The Rebels 1 win from 6 matches gives them a record of winning 17% of their matches against the Bulls regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Melbourne which is home for the Rebels and the venue where the teams have met twice before.

In those 2 matches played in Melbourne the Rebels have won 1 and lost 1. This gives the Rebels a record of winning 50% of their matches against the Bulls at home.

The average score when the Rebels play the Bulls in Melbourne is : Rebels 28 Bulls 30.

The Rebels won the last match in Melbourne between these teams but that was back in 2015.

Average score: Rebels 18 Bulls 37

Last five results 
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10 Rebels v Bulls 10-28 Pretoria
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 Rebels v Bulls 25-45 Pretoria
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 Rebels v Bulls 21-20 Melbourne
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 Rebels v Bulls 7-40 Pretoria
Fri, 04 May 2012 Rebels v Bulls 35-41 Melbourne

Rebels overall record against the Bulls
Played 6, Wins 1, Losses 5, Draws 0

15 Dane Haylett-Petty (captain), 14 Jack Maddocks, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Rob Leota, 7 Richard Hardwick, 6 Luke Jones, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Anaru Rangi, 1 Tetera Faulkner
Replacements: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Matt Gibbon, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Sam Jeffries, 20 Pone Fa’amausili, 21 Michael Ruru, 22 Campbell Magnay, 23 Matt To’omua

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Handré Pollard (captain), 9 André Warner, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Hanro Liebenberg, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Divan Rossouw

Match Officials and details
Date :
 Saturday 18 May

Venue : AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Federico Anselmi
Assistant Ref 1:Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 2:Aaron Pook
TMO : Ian Smith

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