By the numbers: Round 7 Re-cap

by Staff Writer

Brisbane City edged their way back to the top of the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship on points difference after a scintillating display of attacking Rugby saw them defeat the Sydney Stars 58-0 at Leichhardt Oval.


The eight-try win, with Karmichael Hunt impressing at fullback, saw excitement machine Junior Laloifi notch four tries as the 2014 premiers retained the Horan-Little Shield.


Greater Sydney Rams v North Harbour Rays at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta

Greater Sydney Rams 24 (C Masson 2, L Hermens, J Hayes tries; M Teki 1 con) defeated North Harbour Rays 21 (R Hodge, J Porch, T Hill tries; H Angus 1, R Hodge 1 con)


Sydney Stars v Brisbane City at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

Brisbane City 58 (J Laloifi 4, C Kuridrani, K Hunt, S Higginbotham, W Setu tries; J McIntyre 6 cons) defeated Sydney Stars 0


UC Vikings v Melbourne Rising at Viking Park, Canberra

UC Vikings 42 (J Butler, Penalty Try, A Toua, I Vaea, F Fainifo 2 tries; C Leali'ifano 4 cons) defeated Melbourne Rising 16 (J Debreczeni, D Shipperley tries; J Debreczeni 2 cons)


Perth Spirit v CSU NSW Country Eagles at McGillivray Fields, Perth

CSU NSW Country Eagles 32 (D Horwitz, A Kellaway, J McKenzie, E Stubbs tries; J Lance 4 cons) defeated Perth Spirit 29 (S Rasolea, O Hoskins, H Tessmann, R Hardwick; I Prior 3 cons)


2015 Buildcorp NRC standings after Round 7:

1 Brisbane City 29 points, 2 UC Vikings 29 points, 3 Sydney Stars 19 points, 4 CSU Country Eagles 9 points 13 points, 5 Melbourne Rising 12 points, 6 Perth Spirit 11 points, 7 Queensland Country 9 points, 8 Greater Sydney Rams 7 points, 9 North Harbour Rays 6 points


2015 Buildcorp NRC top try scorers after Round 7:

1. Junior Laloifi, Brisbane City, 10 tries

2. Harry Jones, Sydney Stars, 7 tries

3. Samu Kerevi, Brisbane City, 6 tries

3. Jarrad Butler, UC Vikings, 6 tries

3. Nigel Ah Wong, UC Vikings, 6 tries


2015 Buildcorp NRC top points scorers after Round 7:

1. Jake McIntyre, Brisbane City, 85 

2. Jack Debreczeni, Melbourne Rising, 69 points

3. Sam Greene, Queensland Country, 68 points


Round 8 Fixtures:

Thursday 8 October, Melbourne Rising v NSW Country Eagles, Simonds Stadium, Geelong; 7.30pm AEDT, LIVE on FOX SPORTS 502

Saturday 10 October, UC Vikings v Brisbane City, Viking Park, Canberra; 2:00pm AEDT, and FOX SPORTS NOW (Horan-Little Shield on the line)

Saturday 10 October, North Harbour Rays v Queensland Country, Pittwater Rugby Park, Sydney; 3:00pm AEDT, and FOX SPORTS NOW

Saturday 10 October, Greater Sydney Rams v Perth Spirit, Concord Oval, Sydney; 3:00pm AEDT, and FOX SPORTS NOW


Catch all of the weekend highlights from the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship on FOX SPORTS from 8.00pm AEDT tonight when Sean Maloney presents Extra-Time - a light-hearted look back at the weekend's action in the NRC.

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