The Melbourne Rising have responded to Saturday’s defeat against Brisbane City in the best possible way, showing their full attacking repertoire as they defeated North Harbour Rays 45-40 at Manly Oval on Thursday evening.
YOUNG Warringah outside back Tyson Davis will get his first start in the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship when the Macquarie Uni North Harbour Rays take on Melbourne Rising on Thursday night at Manly Oval.
There might not be a better example of just how close the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship is than the North Harbour Rays. Fairly comprehensively beaten at home by the resurgent Sydney Stars in the first round, the Rays then made the long trek west, and handed out their own comprehensive beating on the Perth Spirit.
The third round of the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship kicks off this Thursday night when 2014 minor premiers the Melbourne Rising travel to Sydney to take on the North Harbour Rays at Manly Oval. In the match-of-the-round, it's the Queensland derby, with Queensland Country taking on top-of-the-table Brisbane City at the Clive Berghofer Stadium in Toowoomba on Sunday.
Losses in the opening two games isn’t quite how the 2014 Finalists would have liked to start the second season of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, and Head Coach Tai McIsaac admits that his team has a lot of “little things” to rectify, if they’re to turn their fortunes around.
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Round 2 of the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship took place this week, with 26 tries scored and plenty of thrills and spills along the way.
The Perth Spirit have fallen to the North Harbour Rays 45-26 in their opening home match of the 2015 Buildcorp NRC season at McGillivray Oval this afternoon.
The UC Vikings have defeated the CSU NSW Country Eagles 37-13 at Woollahra Oval in Sydney.
The Melbourne Rising have lost their first match of the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC), going down to reigning Premier Brisbane City 21-49 in a rain-soaked affair at Harlequin Rugby Club.