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Super Rugby Preview: Brumbies v Reds (15/06/19)

    • The Reds have won three of their last four Super Rugby games against the Brumbies after having lost their previous five games in succession against the team from the Australian capital.
    • The Brumbies have won their last five Super Rugby games in a row; the last time they won more successive games within a single season was a six-game streak to close the 2007 campaign.
    • The Reds have won only two of their last nine Australian derbies in Super Rugby and have lost their last three such fixtures on the bounce.
    • The Reds have enjoyed an average of 17 minutes and 31 seconds of time in possession per game in Super Rugby 2019, more than any other team in the competition.
    • Tevita Kuridrani (Brumbies) is the only player to have scored more than five tries (7) and made more than five try assists (6) in Super Rugby 2019.

The Brumbies have played the Reds 32 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Brumbies have won 23 matches, lost 8 times and drawn one.

The Brumbies 23 wins out of 32 matches gives them a record of winning 72% of their matches against the Reds regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Canberra which is home for the Brumbies and the venue where the teams have met 17 times.

In those 17 matches played in Canberra the Brumbies have won 14 matches and lost 3. This gives the Brumbies a record of winning 82% of their matches against the Reds at home.

The average score when the Brumbies play the Reds in Canberra is : Brumbies 33 Reds 15.

The Brumbies have won the last four matches against the Reds in Canberra and the Reds have not won in the city since 2014.

Average score: Brumbies 28 Reds 16

Last five results 
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 Brumbies 14 v 36 Reds @Brisbane
Sat, 07 Apr 2018 Brumbies 45 v 21 Reds @Canberra
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 Brumbies 10 v 18 Reds @Brisbane
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 Brumbies 15 v 16 Reds @Brisbane
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 Brumbies 43 v 10 Reds @Canberra

Brumbies overall record against the Reds
Played 32, Wins 23, Losses 8, Draws 1

Teams
Brumbies
15 Tom Banks, 14 Andy Muirhead, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Christian Leali’ifano (c), 9 Joe Powell, 8 Lachlan McCaffrey, 7 Jahrome Brown, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio
Replacements:16 Connal McInerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Murray Douglas, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Ryan Lonergan, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Len Ikitau

Reds
1. JP Smith ,. Alex Mafi ,3. Taniela Tupou , 4. Izack Rodda, 5. Harry Hockings, 6. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 7. Liam Wright, 8. Angus Scott-Young, 9. Scott Malolua, 10. Matt McGahan, 11. Filipo Daugunu, 12. Samu Kerevi (c), 13. Chris Feauai-Sautia, 14. Jock Campbell,15. Bryce Hegarty
Replacements: 16. Brandon Paenga-Amosa , 17. Ruan Smith, 18. Gav Luka,19. Caleb Timu, 20. Scott Higginbotham, 21. Moses Sorovi, 22. Duncan Paia’aua, 23. Sefa Naivalu

Match Officials and details
Date:
 Saturday 15 June

Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 2: Graham Cooper
TMO: James Leckie

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