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Super Rugby Preview: Waratahs v Brumbies (8/06/19)

    • The Brumbies have won five of their last six Super Rugby matches against the NSW Waratahs (L1), including their last three meetings in NSW.
    • The NSW Waratahs have won five of their last six Australian derbies in Super Rugby at home (L1); their only defeat in that span coming against the Brumbies.
    • The Brumbies have won their last four Super Rugby games on the bounce; the last time they won more was a six-game streak to round out their 2007 campaign.
    • The NSW Waratahs boast a tackle success rate of 87% in Super Rugby 2019, the highest of any team in the competition and two percentage points higher than the Brumbies (85%).
    • Only the Jaguares’ Guido Petti Pagadizaval (63) has won more lineouts (inc. steals) than Brumbies’ duo Sam Carter (60) and Rory Arnold (59).

The Waratahs have played the Brumbies 33 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Waratahs have won 17 matches, lost 16 times and drawn none.

The Waratahs 17 wins out of 33 matches gives them a record of winning 52% of their matches against the Brumbies regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Sydney which is home for the Waratahs and the venue where the teams have met 18 times.

In those 18 matches played in Sydney, the Waratahs have won 13 matches and lost 5. This gives the Waratahs a record of winning 72% of their matches against the Brumbies at home.

The average score when the Waratahs play the Brumbies in Sydney is : Waratahs 27 Brumbies 19.

The Brumbies have won the last three matches against the Waratahs in Sydney and the Waratahs have not won in their home city against the men from Canberra since 2015.

Average score: Waratahs 22 Brumbies 23

Last five results 
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 Waratahs 13 v 19 Brumbies @Canberra
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 Waratahs 31 v 40 Brumbies @Sydney
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 Waratahs 24 v 17 Brumbies @Canberra
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 Waratahs 12 v 28 Brumbies @Sydney
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 Waratahs 00 v 26 Brumbies@Sydney

Waratahs overall record against the Brumbies
Played 33 , Wins 17, Losses 16 Draws 0



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, 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Tom Staniforth, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Tom Robertson.

Replacements: 16 Andrew Tuala/Tolu Latu, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Jed Holloway, 20 Will Miller, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Tuatalatasi Tasi, 23 Cameron Clark.


15 Tom Banks, 14 Andy Muirhead, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Toni Pulu, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga’A, 1 James Slipper

Replacements: 16 Connal Mcinerney, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Darcy Swain, 20 Lachlan Mccaffrey, 21 Jahrome Brown, 22 Matt Lucas, 23 Tom Wright.

Match Officials and details
Date : Saturday 8 June
Venue : Western Sydney Stadium
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2: Jordan way
TMO : George Ayoub

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