Melbourne Rebels vs Q. Reds by Serialtips
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There is no big stake for this australian derby, indeed both teams are far from play-offs spots with only 4 wins for 9 losses, but we can say that there is national pride in stake because the team who will lose this match will probably finish at the last place of the australian conference.
For the Rebels, this is an "ordinary" season, indeed they are used to be on the second part of table since they joined Super Rugby, so nothing dramatic in this season and the team is fully ready for this clash without important injuries.
This is the contrary for the Reds, this is clearly a deceiving season for this team which is supposed to be one of the favourite for the title, so morale isn't good. It seems that the team didn't digest yet the departure of their great headcoach McKenzie who left the team for the Wallabies.
For this match against the Rebels, the Reds will play without their 2 best players, the one who are leading Reds's offense, indeed magnificent fly-half Quade Cooper is still injured, same thing for great scrum-half Will Genia.
Another bad thing to my mind, leaders of Reds's packs James Slipper, Rob Simmons or even James Horwill can be tired because they played the 3 tests against France last 3 weeks, while only one Rebel (Laurie Weeks) played the 3 tests but it was only second halves.
Last month, both teams met on Reds's field in Brisbane, and the Rebels succeeded to win by three points, so now that the match is in Melbourne with a Reds's team which will be weakened by Cooper and Genia's absences, I think that the Rebels can repeat that win.
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