The history the Australian teams are up against in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman
13 May, 2021, 5:10 pm
When the Brumbies take the field at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch this weekend, they will be trying to do something they haven’t done since May 2000.
Beat the Crusaders on their own patch.
The night before, when the Reds play at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, they will be looking for their first away win over the Highlanders since March 2013.
Later that night, the Waratahs will be looking for their first home win over the Hurricanes since March 2014, while on Saturday, the Rebels will be looking for their first home win over the Blues since May 2015, and the Force will be looking for their first home win over the Chiefs since 2014 (though it must be noted they haven’t played New Zealand teams since 2017).
Even if you put home advantage to one side, the records of the Australian teams in this weekend’s matchups makes for some pretty bleak reading.