- The NSW Waratahs have won each of their last 10 Super Rugby clashes with the Reds, the Queensland side were last victorious in July 2013.
- The Reds have won four of their last six home games against Australian Super Rugby opposition (L2), more than they’d won in their previous 16 such games (W3, D1, L12).
- The NSW Waratahs have won seven of their last nine Australian derbies away from home in Super Rugby (L2), scoring an average of 33 points in those wins.
- The Reds average the most defenders beaten per game in Super Rugby 2019 (28), eight more than the NSW Waratahs (20).
- Michael Hooper (NSW Waratahs) has made the most tackles of any player in Super Rugby 2019 (159), 33 more than any other player in the competition.
The Reds have played the Waratahs 31 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Reds have won 13 matches, drawn 1 and lost 17 times.
The Reds 13 wins out of 31 matches gives them a record of winning 42% of their matches against the Waratahs regardless of venue.
This weekend the match will be played in Brisbane which is home for the Reds and the venue where the teams have met 16 times.
In those 16 matches played in Brisbane the Reds have won 7 matches, lost 4 and drawn 1. This gives the Reds a record of winning 40% of their matches against the Waratahs at home.
The average score when the Reds play the Waratahs in Brisbane is : Reds 21 Waratahs 21.
The Waratahs have won the last five matches against the Waratahs in Brisbane and the Reds have not won in the city since 2013.
Average score: Reds 19 Waratahs 23
Last five results
Sat, 09 Mar 2019 Reds v Waratahs 17-28 Sydney
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 Reds v Waratahs 41-52 Brisbane
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 Reds v Waratahs 16-37 Sydney
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 Reds v Waratahs 26-29 Brisbane
Sun, 27 Mar 2016 Reds v Waratahs 13-15 Brisbane
Reds overall record against the Waratahs
Played 31 , Wins 13, Losses 17 , Draws 1
1. JP Smith , 2. Alex Mafi , 3. Taniela Tupou , 4. Izack Rodda, 5. Angus Blyth, 6. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto , 7. Liam Wright, 8. Angus Scott-Young , 9. Tate McDermott, 10. Bryce Hegarty, 11. Sefa Naivalu , 12. Samu Kerevi (c) , 13. Chris Feauai-Sautia,14. Jock Campbell , 15. Matt McGahan
Replacements : 16. Brandon Paenga-Amosa , 17. Harry Hoopert , 18. Ruan Smith, 19. Scott Higginbotham, 20. Caleb Timu , 21. Moses Sorovi , 22. Duncan Paia’aua , 23. Seb Wileman
15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Alex Newsome, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Cam Clark, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ned Hanigan, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Tom Robertson
Replacements : 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Will Miller, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Lalakai Foketi, 23 Curtis Rona
Match Officials and details
Date : Saturday 18 May
Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1:Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2:Damon Murphy
TMO : James Leckie