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It’s been a dismal campaign to date for Nick Stiles’ men as after a narrow win over the Sharks, they have lost five matches on the spin, which leaves them five points off Australia’s pace-setters, the Brumbies. But with just two wins on the board themselves that phrase is used loosely.
Even at this early stage of the season it is worrying to see Australia’s leading side having three points fewer than New Zealand’s bottom outfit. But that’s how things stand and it could get worse while the cloud of uncertainty continues to hover above several of their franchises.
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This therefore is a chance for the Brumbies and Reds to make a statement and the neutral will hope the pressure both on and off the field doesn’t translate into a poor spectacle. Drawing fans to their respective stadiums is a must, not just for Australia but also Super Rugby.
On to the match itself and on paper the Brumbies have something of a hoodoo over their Queensland rivals, winning each of their last four games against the Reds. Factor in the Reds having lost their last 11 fixtures away from home – the last time they won on the road was in Round 16. 2015 against the Force – and the Brumbies seemingly hold all the aces going into this derby.
Due to the absence of Quade Cooper and Karmichael Hunt, the Reds require a special showing from Samu Kerevi, who has beaten 28 defenders, including four in the last round, which is the most of any player this season. But with the Brumbies being the most efficient tacklers of any team in the competition, boasting a success rate of 88 percent for the year thus far, both Kerevi and the Reds will have their work cut out in Canberra as they look to salvage their Super Rugby campaign before it’s too late.
The last time the teams met: It was a 43-24 victory for the Brumbies in Canberra last year as the hosts came from behind to win the Round 15 clash. Andrew Ready got the game’s first try for the Reds before Stephen Moore responded and Ben Alexander made it 15-10 at the break. Following the interval Moore powered over again off the back of a maul but the Reds wouldn’t roll over as Duncan Paia’aua hit back to make it 22-17 on the hour. But further tries from Christian Lealiifano, Tomás Cubelli and Lausii Taliauli assured the Brumbies of the victory.
Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Tom Banks, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Scott Fardy (c), 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Robbie Abel, 1 Scott Sio
Replacements: 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 De Wet Roos, 22 Andrew Smith, 23 James Dargaville
Reds: 15 Lachlan Maranta, 14 Chris Kuridrani, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Adam Korczyk, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 Sef Fa’agase
Replacements: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Kirwan Sanday, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Hendrik Tui, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Izaia Perese