Brisbane City continued their unbeaten run of the 2015 season with a gap now stretching between the defending premiers and the rest of the ladder. The Sydney Stars undefeated run has come to end in Tamworth where the NSW Country Eagles proved too strong. Queensland Country registered their first win of 2015 with a solid performance against the Greater Sydney Rams.
2015 Buildcorp NRC standings (after round 4): 1 Brisbane City 19 points, 2 Canberra Vikings 14 points, 3 Sydney Stars 14 points, 4 Melbourne Rising 8 points, 5 NSW Country Eagles 8 points, 6 North Harbour Rays 5 points, 7 Queensland Country 5 points, 8 Greater Sydney Rams 2 points, 9 Perth Spirit 1 point
Brisbane City v North Harbour Rays at Ballymore Stadium Brisbane
Brisbane City 55 (Penalty Try, L Gill 2, M Tela, S Kerevi 2, N Frisby, J Laloifi, S Kerevi tries; J McIntyre 3, H Taefu 2 cons;) defeated North Harbour Rays 29 (J Holmes, A Northam, T Hill, H Bergelin tries; H Angus, R Hodge 2 cons;)
NSW Country Eagles v Sydney Stars at Chillingworth Oval, Tamworth
NSW Country Eagles 37 (J Lance 2, C Clifton 2, S Figg tries; J Lance 4 cons;) defeated the Sydney Stars 31 (J Gordon, M Whiteley 2, H Jones 2 tries; A Roberts 2 cons;)
Greater Sydney Rams v Queensland Country at Forshaw Park, Sydney
Queensland Country 37 (S Greene 2, S Fainga'a, R Leilua, T Tupou tries; S Greene 4) defeated the Greater Sydney Rams 31 (B Curtis 2, D Godinet, J Hayes, F Tufui tries; J Ayoub 2 cons;)
Perth Spirit v Canberra Vikings, University of Western Australia, Perth
Canberra Vikings 26 (J Powell, A Alaalatoa 2 tries; R Iona 3 cons; M Third pens;) defeated Perth Spirit 23 (S Rasolea, K Koteka, B Lacey, M Konelio tries; L Burton cons;)
Round 5 Fixtures:
Thursday 17 September, Canberra Vikings v Sydney Stars, Viking Park Canberra, 7.30pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS 502
Saturday 19 September, Melbourne Rising v Greater Sydney Rams, LaTrobe City Stadium, Morwell, 2:00pm AEST, foxsports.com.au and FOX SPORTS NOW
Saturday 19 September, Queensland Country v Perth Spirit, Victoria Park, Rockhampton, 6:00pm AEST, foxsports.com.au and FOX SPORTS NOW
Sunday 20 September, Brisbane City v NSW Country, Ballymore Stadium Brisbane, 3.30pm AEST, foxsports.com.au and FOX SPORTS NOW
Catch all of the weekend highlights from the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship on FOX SPORTS from 7.30pm AEST when Sean Maloney and Stephen Hoiles present Extra-Time - a light-hearted look back at the weekend's action in the NRC.