The Buildcorp NRC Semi-Finals kick off on Friday night with Charles Sturt University NSW Country Eagles hosting McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City on the NSW Central Coast. The second Semi-Final will be played on Saturday afternoon, with Melbourne Rising hosting Property Club Perth Spirit at AAMI Park. Both matches will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS.
Round Nine of the Buildcorp NRC saw 39 tries scored across the round, including seven from Melbourne Rising who finished the regular season at the top of the Buildcorp NRC ladder with 40 points – the maximum available after securing a bonus point in every match.
Results – Round Nine
Sydney Stars 49 (Tipiloma Kaveinga, Jake Wainwright, James Willan, Jake Gordon 2, Michael Hodge tries, penalty try; Angus Roberts 3, Jack Macklin cons; Jack Macklin pen) defeated Macquarie University North Harbour Rays 40 (Kotoni Ale, David Feltscheer, Josh Holmes 2, Jack Dempsey tries; Hamish Angus 4, Harry Jones cons) at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney.
Brisbane City 37 (Jack Mullins, Jake Schatz 2, Jake McIntyre, Will Genia tries; Jake McIntyre 3, Sam Greene cons) defeated University of Canberra Vikings 16 (Jarrad Butler, Allan Alaalatoa tries; Rodney Iona, Issac Thompson cons) at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.
Melbourne Rising 47 (Nic Stirzaker 2, Jack Debreczeni, Lopeti Timani, Sam Jeffries, Jonah Placid, Sean McMahon tries; Jack Debreczeni 4 cons) defeated Bond University Queensland Country 26 (Ben Adams, Matt Brandon, Jamie-Jerry Taulagi, Tom Pincus tries; Matt Brandon, Tom Pincus cons) at AAMI Park, Melbourne.
CSU NSW Country Eagles 40 (Will Miller 2, Tala Gray, Brendan McKibbin, Darcy Etrich tries; Sam Windsor 5 cons) defeated Perth Spirit 34 (Michael Ruru 2, Chris Heiberg, Va'a Mailei, Robbie Abel tries; Zack Holmes 2, Luke Burton cons) at Caltex Park, Dubbo.
Buildcorp NRC – Semi-Finals
Friday 24 October-7.35pm AEDT
CSU NSW Country Eagles v Brisbane City
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Saturday 25 October-3.35pm AEDT
Melbourne Rising v Perth Spirit
AAMI Park, Melbourne