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Super Rugby Preview: Reds v Blues (7/06/19)

    • The last eight Super Rugby matches between the Reds and Blues saw the Queensland side win the first four games, with the Auckland side undefeated in the last four (W3, D1).
    • The Reds have lost their last two Super Rugby games on the bounce at home; the last time they went longer without a win at home was a five-game stretch across the 2015/16 campaigns (D1, L4).
    • The Blues succumbed to a 26-21 defeat to the Brumbies in their last Super Rugby game in Australia, snapping a five-game winning streak in the country for the Auckland side.
    • The Blues enjoy a success rate of 97% at the scrum this Super Rugby campaign, having lost just four scrums on their own feed thus far.
    • The Reds’ Samu Kerevi has made the most carries (187), beaten the most defenders (58) and made the second most offloads (20) of any player in Super Rugby 2019.

The Reds have played the Blues 23 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Reds have won 10 matches, lost 11 times and drawn twice.

The Reds 10 wins out of 23 matches gives them a record of winning 44% of their matches against the Blues 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 12 times.

In those 12 matches played in Brisbane the Reds have won 8 matches and lost 3 and drawn one. This gives the Reds a record of winning 67% of their matches against the Blues at home.

The average score when the Reds play the Blues in Brisbane is : Reds 28 Blues 20.

The Reds have won the last three matches against the Blues in Brisbane and the Blues have not won in the city since 2010.

Average score: Reds 25 Blues 27

Last five results 
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 Reds 16 v 39 Blues @Auckland
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 Reds 29 v 34 Blues @Apia
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 Reds 25 v 25 Blues @Brisbane
Fri, 02 May 2014 Reds 14 v 44 Blues @Auckland
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 Reds 12 v 11 Blues @Brisbane

Reds overall record against the Blues
Played 23 ,Wins, Losses 11 , Draws 2

Teams
Reds
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. 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. Harry Hockings, 20. Adam Korczyk, 21. Moses Sorovi, 22. Duncan Paia’aua, 23. Hamish Stewart

Blues
1 Alex Hodgman, 2 James Parsons, 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 5 Scott Scrafton, 6 Dalton Papalii, 7 Blake Gibson (C), 8 Akira Ioane; 9 Augustine Pulu, 10 Otere Black, 11 Tanielu Tele’a, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 13 TJ Faiane, 14 Matt Duffie, 15 Melani Nanai.
Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Marcel Renata, 18 Lua Li, 19 Tom Robinson, 20 Josh Goodhue, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 Levi Aumua.

Match Officials and details
Date : Friday 7 June
Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:Jordan Way
TMO : James Leckie

 

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