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The Rebels recent form has been… diabolical. An ugly draw against the Sharks in Durban, followed by a thrashing from the Kings saw them return home to AAMI Park only to receive another belting at the hands of the Lions. In the past two games the Rebels have conceded twelve tries and scored one.
On the plus side, the Rebels have enjoyed relative success at home against Australian opponents over the past few seasons. The last eight home derbies have produced four wins and four losses with none decided by more than eight points. Recently, the Rebels have had the wood over the Reds winning four of their past six encounters.
In several games this season, the Rebels have been competitive in the first half but blown away in the second. They have conceded a massive 31 second half tries, the vast majority of which have come from less than three phases. Is this due to poor defensive systems, lack of fitness, bench players, attitude or, a little of each?
As poor as the Rebels defence has been their attack has been worse. They must find a way to bring their attacking outside backs into the contest. The new halfs combination of the Bens, Meehan and Volavola, have their work cut out.
It’s a hard one to call. The bookies and the Fox Sports tipsters both have the Reds as warm favourites but, the Rebels don’t have a bad record in recent Aussie derbies and the Reds is shocking.
I’m tipping the men from Melbourne to bounce back from their thrashing by the Lions to win by four points in a cliff hanger.
Rebels: 15 Reece Hodge, 14 Sefa Naivalu, 13 Tom English, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Ben Meehan, 8 Amanaki Mafi, 7 Colby Fainga’a (c), 6 Hugh Sinclair, 5 Dominic Day, 4 Steve Cummins, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 James Hanson, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Siliva Siliva, 17 Fereti Sa’aga, 18 Tyrel Lomax, 19 Culum Retallick, 20 Sean McMahon, 21 Harrison Goddard, 22 Will Miller, 23 Jack Maddocks.
Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Campbell Magnay, 13 Samu Kerevi (c), 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Lukhan Tui, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Sef Fa’agase.
Replacements: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Kirwan Sanday, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Adam Korczyk, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Izaia Perese.