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Super Rugby Preview: Rebels v Chiefs (14/06/19)

The Play – Off Picture

    • This will be the seventh Super Rugby meeting between the Rebels and Chiefs, with the Hamilton side having won five of their previous six encounters including their last two on the bounce.
    • The Melbourne Rebels have failed to score a first-half point in either of their last two Super Rugby games against New Zealand opposition, going into the half-time break 26-0 down on each occasion.
    • The Chiefs have won 10 of their last 11 Super Rugby games against Australian opposition (L1), losing only to the Brumbies (54-17) in that time.
    • The Chiefs have made 12 offloads per game in Super Rugby 2019, more than any other team in the competition and four per game more than the Rebels (8).
    • Marika Koroibete (Rebels) has scored five tries and provided two try assists in his last five Super Rugby games and crossed for a try in his only previous game against the Chiefs in 2017.

The Rebels have played the Chiefs 6 times in Super rugby since 2011 and the Rebels have won 1 matches, lost 5 times and drawn none.

The Rebels 1 win in 6 matches gives them a record of winning 17% of their matches against the Chiefs 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 3 times.

In those 3 matches played in Melbourne, the Rebels have won 1 matches and lost 2. This gives the Rebels a record of winning 33% of their matches against the
Chiefs at home.

The average score when the Rebels play the Chiefs in Melbourne is : Rebels 21 Chiefs 27.

The Chiefs won the last match against the Rebels in Melbourne and the Rebels have not won in the city in these matches since 2015.

Average score: Rebels 17 Chiefs 30

Last five results 
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 Rebels 14 v 27 Chiefs @Melbourne
Sat, 21 May 2016 Rebels 15 v 36 Chiefs @Hamilton
Sat, 02 May 2015 Rebels 16 v 15 Chiefs @Melbourne
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 Rebels 16 v 22 Chiefs @Hamilton
Fri, 03 May 2013 Rebels 33 v 39 Chiefs @Melbourne

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

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

1. Atu Moli ,2. Nathan Harris ,3. Angus Ta’avao ,4. Brodie Retallick ,5. Tyler Ardron ,6. Lachlan Boshier ,7. Sam Cane (c),8. Pita Gus Sowakula ,9. Brad Weber ,10. Jack Debreczeni ,11. Sean Wainui ,12. Alex Nankivell ,13. Anton Lienert-Brown ,14. Shaun Stevenson ,15. Solomon Alaimalo
Replacements : 16. Samisoni Taukei’aho,17. Aidan Ross ,18. Nepo Laulala,19. Jesse Parete ,20. Mitchell Jacobson ,21. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi ,22. Marty McKenzie ,23. Tumua Manu

Match Officials and details
 Friday 14 June

Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 2: Graham Cooper
TMO: George Ayoub

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