- The NSW Waratahs have won 14 of their 16 matches against the Rebels in Super Rugby history (L2), including their last five matches on the bounce.
- Six of the last eight Australian derbies in Super Rugby have been won by the home team on the day, with two of the last three won by the team trailing at half-time on the day.
- The Rebels have won four games on home soil thus far in Super Rugby 2019; they have never won five home games within the span of a single season.
- The Rebels have stolen 19 lineouts thus far in Super Rugby 2019, more than any other team in the competition.
- Michael Hooper (NSW Waratahs) has made 15 tackles per game this Super Rugby season, more than any other player in the competition and four per game more than Rebels’ best Luke Jones (11).
The Rebels have played the Waratahs 16 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Rebels have won 2 matches, lost 14 times and drawn none.
The Rebels 2 wins out of 16 matches gives them a record of winning 13% of their matches against the Waratahs 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 7 times.
In those 7 matches played in Melbourne the Rebels have won 1 match and lost 6. This gives the Rebels a record of winning 14% of their matches against the Waratahs at home.
The average score when the Rebels play the Waratahs in Melbourne is : Rebels 20 Waratahs 35.
The Waratahs have won the last four matches against the Rebels in Melbourne and the Rebels have not won in their home city in these matches since 2013.
Average score: Rebels 20 Waratahs 33
Last five results
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 Rebels 20 v 23 Waratahs @Sydney
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 Rebels 26 v 31 Waratahs @Melbourne
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 Rebels 27 v 51 Waratahs @Sydney
Sun, 21 May 2017 Rebels 23 v 50 Waratahs @Sydney
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 Rebels 25 v 32 Waratahs @Melbourne
Rebels overall record against the Waratahs
Played 16 , Wins 2 , Losses 14, Draws 0
1. Tetera Faulkner,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. Matt To’omua,13. Reece Hodge,14. Jack Maddocks,15. Dane Haylett-Petty (c)
Replacements: ,16. Hugh Roach,17. Matt Gibbon,18. Sam Talakai,19. Ross Haylett-Petty,20. Angus Cottrell,21. Michael Ruru,22. Billy Meakes,23. Tom English
15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Alex Newsome, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Lalakai Foketi, 11 Curtis Rona, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ned Hanigan, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Tom Robertson.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Tuala, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Jed Holloway, 20 Will Miller, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Mack Mason, 23 Cameron Clark
Match Officials and details
Date : Friday 31 May
Venue : AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1:Egon Seconds
Assistant Ref 2:Jaco Peyper
TMO : James Leckie