Round Eight of the Buildcorp NRC saw more attacking Rugby with a record 49 tries scored across the round, and an incredible 14 tries scored in the Round Eight broadcast match between McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City and Macquarie University North Harbour Rays.
The final round of the regular season (Round Nine) kicks off this Thursday night with Sydney Stars hosting North Harbour Rays at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney. The match will be broadcast LIVE at 7.30pm on FOX SPORTS 2 & 2HD.
FOX SPORTS will also broadcast the Saturday afternoon match between Brisbane City and University of Canberra Vikings, which will be played at Suncorp Stadium as the curtain raiser to the final Bledisloe Cup Test match of 2014.
Round Nine of the Buildcorp NRC will officially be recognised as the mental health round – raising awareness and funds for Lifeline through The Buildcorp Charitable Fund. Volunteers will be collecting donations at all Round Nine Buildcorp NRC matches.
Results – Round Eight
McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City 77 (Matt Feaunati, Michael Gunn 2, Adam Korcyzk, Samu Kerevi, Andrew Ready, Jack Mullins, Curtis Browning, Phil Kite, Toby White tries; Quade Cooper 9 cons) defeated Macquarie University North Harbour Rays 26 (Sam Ward, Greg Peterson, Harry Bergelin, Malietoa Hingano tries; Harry Jones, Hamish Angus cons ) at Brookvale Oval, Sydney.
Charles Sturt University NSW Country Eagles 42 (Andrew Kellaway 2, Tala Grey, Mitch Chapman, Ethan Ford, Apakuki Ma’Afu tries; Sam Windsor 4 cons) defeated University of Canberra Vikings 37 (Jarrad Butler, Michael Henry, Isaac Thompson, Joe Powell, Tim Cree tries; Rodney Iona 2, Isaac Thompson 2 cons) at Viking Park, Canberra.
Melbourne Rising 58 (Jack Debreczeni, Nic Stirzaker, Joe Kamana, Mitch Inman, Ben Meehan, Luke Jones, Jonah Placid 2 tries; Jack Debreczeni 6 cons) defeated PCS Greater Sydney Rams 40 (Jed Holloway, Henry Seavula, Henry Taefu, Dylan Sigg, Ben Batger tries; Ben Volavola 5 cons) at Pirtek Stadium, Sydney.
Bond University Queensland Country 53 (Jamie-Jerry Taulagi 2, Tom Pincus 2, Sam Grasso, Mitch King, James Tuttle tries; Matt Brandon 6 cons) defeated Sydney Stars 29 (Paddy Ryan, Andrew Leota, Stuart Dunbar, Michael Hodge tries; Angus Roberts 2, Jack Macklin cons) at Mike Carney Toyota Park, Hugh St, Townsville.
Buildcorp NRC – Round Nine
Thursday 16 October-7.30pm AEDT
Sydney Stars v North Harbour Rays
Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
Saturday 18 October-3.00pm AEDT
CSU NSW Country Eagles v Property Club Perth Spirit
Caltex Park, Dubbo
Saturday 18 October-4.35pm AEST
Brisbane City v UC Vikings
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 18 October-6.00pm AEDT
Melbourne Rising v Queensland Country
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Greater Sydney Rams have a BYE.