Reds vs Rebels Super Rugby Preview

The Rebels and the Reds have never played each other so looking at past form between the teams is not possible but we may be able to get an idea of what lies ahead by looking at the Reds recent form at home.

Super Rugby’s newcomer’s the Rebels have played four matches to date with one win. They came very close to winning their second match but experience and some cool heads in the Sharks saved the day. Some wayward passing by the Rebels didn’t help matters either.

The Rebels have played one match away from Melbourne and were hammered 38-10. On average they score 17 points but concede 35 points.

While the Rebels have not won away from home the Reds have not lost at home since February last year when the Blues won 18-27. They are enjoying a five match winning streak at home. Last year at home the Reds average winning margin was 9 points.

Pretty much everything points to the Reds winning this match which is probably why

Bookies have given the Rebels a 16 point start for this match – with an offer of Bet 10 and get 20. We don’t think it will be that big of a victory for the Reds and expect the Reds to win by 10.

Reds last five games against Australian opposition in Brisbane
20 Feb 2011Reds v Force 21-20 Brisbane
14 Mar 2010 Reds v Force 50-10 Brisbane
13 Feb 2010 Reds v Waratahs 28-30 Brisbane
02 May 2009 Reds v Brumbies 13-52 Brisbane
17 May 2008 Reds v Waratahs 11-18 Brisbane

Reds vs Rebels
Matches Played -0

Match : Reds vs Rebels
Date Fri 18 March
Venue : Brisbane
Kick Off local: 19.40
Kick Off GMT:09.40
Referee: Stuart Dickinson
Assistant Ref 1:Ian Smith
Assistant Ref 2:Stephen Hill
TMO:Steve Lesczcynski


Reds (from fullback): Ben Lucas, Rod Davies, Ben Tapuai, Anthony Faingaa, Digby Ioane, Quade Cooper, Will Genia, Leroy Houston, Beau Robinson, Scott Higginbotham, Adam Wallace-Harrison, Rob Simmons, James Slipper, Saia Faingaa, Ben Daley.

Reserves: James Hanson, Greg Holmes, Radike Samo, Ed Quirk, Liam Gill, Michael Harris, Luke Morahan.

Rebels Team : 1. Nic Henderson , 2. Ged Robinson , 3. Greg Somerville , 4. Alister Campbell , 5. Adam Byrnes , 6. Jarrod Saffy , 7. Tom Chamberlain , 8. Gareth Delve (vc) , 9. Nick Phipps , 10. Danny Cipriani , 11. Cooper Vuna , 12. Stirling Mortlock (c) , 13. Lachlan Mitchell , 14. Afusipa Taumoepeau , 15. Julian Huxley ,

Reserves : 16. Heath Tessmann , 17. Laurie Weeks , 18. Hugh Pyle , 19. Tim Davidson , 20. Richard Kingi , 21. Peter Betham , 22. Luke Rooney

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