Round Three of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship takes us out to the beautiful Darling Downs region of southern Queensland, with Toowoomba’s Clive Berghofer Stadium hosting the grudge match between Queensland Country and the unbeaten Brisbane City.
The Bond University Queensland Country side has been named ahead of their Andy Purcell Cup clash against McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City in Toowoomba this Sunday in Round 3 of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC).
The University of Canberra Vikings has named Wallabies representatives Christian Lealiifano and Ben Alexander in the starting XV for the team’s first home match of 2015 against the Greater Sydney Rams at Viking Park on Saturday.
Experienced scrumhalf, Ian Prior, will captain the 23-man Perth Spirit side traveling to take on the second-placed Sydney Stars at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday, 5 September. The Western Australia team will be on the hunt for their first victory of the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC) hitting the road for the second time this season.
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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