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Super Rugby Preview: Rebels v Reds (10/05/19)

    • The Rebels have won three of their last four Super Rugby matches at home against the Reds (L1), including a 26-point win in their last such fixture, their biggest ever victory over the Reds in the competition.
    • The Reds have one Super Rugby victory from their last 11 Australian local derbies away from home (L10), that victory came in May 2017 in a visit to the Rebels in Melbourne.
    • The Rebels have won three of their last four Super Rugby games at home, despite being tryless in the first half of two of those fixtures.
    • The Reds have beaten 28 defenders per game in Super Rugby 2019, more than any other team in the competition and eight per game more than the Rebels (20).
    • Quade Cooper (Rebels) has made nine try assists so far this Super Rugby campaign, the most of any player in the competition and more than twice as many as Reds’ best Samu Kerevi (4).

The Rebels have played the Reds 16 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Rebels have won 6 matches, drawn none and lost 10 times.

The Rebels 6 wins out of 16 matches gives them a record of winning 38% of their matches against the Reds 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 8 times.

In those 8 matches played in Melbourne the Rebels have won 3 matches and lost 5. This gives the Rebels a record of winning 38% of their matches against the Reds at home.

Unusually the Rebels record of winning matches is the same away from home as it is at home against the Reds.

The average score when the Rebels play the Reds in Melbourne is : Rebels 23 Reds 26.

In the last three matches played between these teams in Melbourne the teams have alternated wins. The Rebels have won two of these and the Reds one.

Average score: Rebels 22 Reds 29

Last five results 
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 Rebels 32-13 Reds @Brisbane
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 Rebels 23-37 Reds @Brisbane
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 Rebels 45-19 Reds @Melbourne
Sat, 13 May 2017 Rebels 24-29 Reds @Melbourne
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 Rebels 31-28 Reds @Brisbane

Rebels overall record against the Reds
Played 16 , Wins 6, Losses 10, Draws 0

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

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

Match Officials and details
Date :
 Friday 10 May

Venue : AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1:Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 2: Graham Cooper
TMO : George Ayoub

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