Bulls have had home advantage over the Brumbies 8 times and they have won five times and lost three times.
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The Bulls lost their last match but before their loss to the Stormers they had won nine matches in a row - all on South African soil. The Bulls might have won three titles but they still showed this year that they are not good travelers outside of South Africa.
The Bulls fielded a team that was not at full strength against Stormers and this week they have brought back some of their brightest stars in Jan Serfontein and Francois Hougaard.
The Brumbies named an unchanged team that beat the Cheetahs so they will have the benefit of continuity but this will be outweighed by the disadvantage that they have had to travel for this weekend's match.
The Brumbies have done well against South African opposition this season as they've won three of their five matches against teams from the Republic (including a close 23-20 win over the Bulls in Canberra), lost one and drew one. Although their record in South Africa is not that good - with an overall winning percentage of only 36.8%.
Playing in South Africa over the years, the Brumbies have won 14 out of their 38 matches (one was drawn), but in their last six encounters on this side of the Indian Ocean, they've only won twice.
In seven visits to Pretoria (and once in Brakpan), the Brumbies have won 37% of their matches against the Bulls franchise.
The Brumbies have lost their last three matches against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld and their last win in Pretoria was
In 2013 the Brumbies have played eight matches away from home and won four. They have played two South African teams in South Africa and won one and lost one. The average score across those two matches is SA Teams at home 23 Brumbies 26.
The Brumbies best performance in South Africa this year was against the Sharks when they blew the men from Durban away in the first half and went on to win 10-29 in Durban.
Bulls overall record against the Brumbies
Played 15 ,Wins, 6, Losses, 9 ,Draws 0
Super Rugby Semi-Final (Match C)
Match No.124/125: Bulls v Brumbies
Date : Saturday 27 July, 2013
Venue : Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa
Kick Off local: (1705 local, 0305 NZ, 0105 NSW/ACT, 1505 GMT)
*Date will be Sunday 28 July in Australian Central Eastern/Central and NZ time zones.
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant Ref 2:Marius Jonker
TMO : Shaun Veldsman
Zane Kirchner , Akona Ndungane, JJ Engelbrecht, Jan Serfontein , Bjorn Basson , Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard, Dewald Potgieter (c), Jacques Potgieter, Deon Stegmann , Grant Hattingh, Flip van der Merwe , Werner Kruger, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Dean Greyling
Replacements: Callie Visagie, Frik Kirsten, Morne Mellett, Paul Willemse, Jono Ross , Jano Vermaak, Jurgen Visser.
1. Scott Sio , 2. Stephen Moore , 3. Ben Alexander , 4. Scott Fardy , 5. Sam Carter , 6. Peter Kimlin , 7. George Smith , 8. Ben Mowen (c) , 9. Nic White , 10. Matt Toomua , 11. Clyde Rathbone , 12. Christian Lealiifano , 13. Tevita Kuridrani , 14. Henry Speight , 15. Jesse Mogg
Replacements: 16. Siliva Siliva , 17. Ruan Smith , 18. Fotu Auelua , 19. Colby Faingaa , 20. Ian Prior , 21. Andrew Smith , 22. Joe Tomane