Preview – THEY’RE BACK, BABY!
Live professional rugby is back in Australia and what better way to kick start this revamped Super Rugby season than with the clash of the traditional rivals. Queensland and New South Wales have quite the history dating back to 1882, when they first clashed at the Sydney Cricket Ground. On that occasion the Waratahs would come away with a 26-4 victory.
Almost 140 years almost feels as long as its been since the Reds were able to finish on top of the Waratahs in the modern era. And in fact, you have to go back to the era of Ewen McKenzie in 2013 for their last win over NSW. Only Chris Feauai-Sautia remains from the side, although the likes of Rob Simmons (Tahs), James Slipper (Brumbies) as well as Jono Lance and Greg Holmes (Force) will both feature against QLD this season.
Will this be the game where the hoodoo is broken? Quite possibly.
Both teams have had disruptive ‘off-seasons’ however I get the feel the Reds are actually a lot more united because of it. It seems strange to say but the Reds’ experience should be enough to get them across the line. Reds by 20.
Match Details And How To Watch Super Rugby : Reds v Waratahs ???
Live Official Broadcast : Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Date: Friday 3 July, 2020
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-Off: 7:05pm Briso time
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1: Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 2: Jordan Way