NRC: By the numbers: Round 5 Re-cap

NRC
by Staff Writer

There were a staggering 353 points (average of 88 points per game) scored in Round 5 of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship as Brisbane City and Canberra Vikings flexed their muscles to maintain their positions at the top of the table.

 

UC Vikings v Sydney Stars at Viking Park, Canberra

UC Vikings 76 (N Ah Wong 4, R Abel, I Vaea 2, I Thompson, J Dargaville, Penalty try, R Iona tries; C Lealiifano 6, I Thompson con; defeated Sydney Stars 16 (J Stewart, T Carter tries; J McGregor 2 cons)

 

Melbourne Rising v Greater Sydney Rams at La Trobe City Stadium, Melbourne

Melbourne Rising 37 (T English 2, C Fainga’a, J Placid, J Reid tries; J Debreczeni 4 cons) defeated Greater Sydney Rams 36 (J Holloway 2, M McDougall 2, J Gillespie, M Carbone tries; J Ayoub 2 cons)

 

Queensland Country v Perth Spirit at Victoria Park, Rockhampton

Perth Spirit 64 (M Konelio 2, K Koteka, I Prior, P Roberts, K Godwin, O Havili, A Nikoro tries; I Prior 8 cons) def Queensland Country 34 (S Greene, R Leilua, T Tupou, J Turner, P Fitzgerald tries; S Greene 2, S Malolua cons) 

 

Brisbane City v CSU Country Eagles at Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane

Brisbane City 61 (S Higginbotham, C Neville, K Hunt, J Laloifi, C Kuridrani, S Kerevi 2, A Gibbon tries; J McIntyre 7 cons) def CSU Country Eagles 29 (J Pennington, P Tuala 2, B Roods tries; J Lance 2, D Harvey cons)

 

2015 Buildcorp NRC standings after Round 5: 

1 Brisbane City 24 points, 2 UC Vikings 19 points, 3 Sydney Stars 14 points, 4 Melbourne Rising 12 points, 5 CSU Country Eagles 8 points, 6 Perth Spirit 6 points, 7 North Harbour Rays 5 points, 8 Queensland Country 5 points, 9 Greater Sydney Rams 3 points

 

2015 Buildcorp NRC top try scorers after Round 5:

1. Junior Laloifi, Brisbane City, 6 tries

1. Samu Kerevi, Brisbane City, 6 tries

3. Nigel Ah Wong, UC Vikings, 5 tries

 

2015 Buildcorp NRC top points scorers after Round 5:

1. Sam Greene, Queensland Country, 68 points

2. Jake McIntyre, Brisbane City, 67 points

3. Jack Debreczeni, Melbourne Rising, 52 points

 

Round 6 Fixtures:

Thursday 24 September, CSU Country Eagles v Queensland Country, Newcastle No 2 Sportsground, Newcastle

7.30pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS 502

Saturday 26 September, North Harbour Rays v UC Vikings, Pittwater Rugby Park, Sydney

3:00pm AEST, foxsports.com.au and FOX SPORTS NOW

Saturday 26 September, Perth Spirit v Melbourne Rising, McGillivray Fields, UWA Park, Perth

3:30pm AWST, foxsports.com.au and FOX SPORTS NOW

Sunday 27 September, Sydney Stars v Greater Sydney Rams, Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

3.00pm AEST, foxsports.com.au and FOX SPORTS NOW    

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