NRC: Buildcorp National Rugby Championship - Round two preview

by staff

Australian Rugby Union’s new domestic competition, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, continues tonight with a match between the People Culture Strategies Greater Sydney Rams and the University of Canberra Vikings, which will be broadcast live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS.

Thursday 28 August

People Culture Strategies Greater Sydney Rams v UC Vikings

Where: Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta, Sydney

Time: 7:30pm AEST


Did you know:

The Greater Sydney Rams will look to bounce back from their Round 1 loss when they take on the UC Vikings at Pirtek Stadium

The Rams have made seven changes to the side that went down to NSW Country Eagles last weekend with NSW Waratahs prop Benn Robinson leading the pack in the scrum.

NSW Country Eagles are topping the Buildcorp NRC ladder on 5 points.

Saturday 30 August

Bond University Queensland Country v Charles Sturt University NSW Country Eagles

Where: Bond University, Gold Coast

Time: 3:00pm AEST

Did you know:

Queensland Country will host NSW Country Eagles in their first match of the Buildcorp NRC at Bond University on the Gold Coast

Entry to the match will be free of charge thanks to hosts Bond University

The battle of the two country sides will see 50 years of Rugby history enter a new chapter as the first clash between the boys from the bush in the Buildcorp NRC.

The match will be streamed live at and via ARU TV on YouTube

Sunday 31 August

Sydney Stars v Melbourne Rising

Where: Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

Time: 3:00pm AEST

Did you know;

Sydney Stars return to their hometown following a loss to Brisbane City last week and they will have to be at their best if they want to beat a strong Melbourne Rising outfit who outclassed the North Harbour Rays in round 1 55-34.

Australian Under 20s captain Sean McMahon makes his way into the starting side for the Melbourne Rising after a successful campaign with the Australian Men’s Sevens Commonwealth Games side.

Sunday 31 August

Property Club Perth Spirit v Brisbane City

Where: University of Western Australia, Perth

Time: 3:30pm AWST

Did you know:

The Perth Spirit will look to make it two from two on Sunday when they take on Brisbane City in their first home game at the University of Western Australia.

Queensland Reds lock James Horwill will make his Buildcorp NRC debut, bolstering the Queensland side in the forwards with his experience.

Qantas Wallaby squad member, Kyle Godwin will play his first competitive Rugby match since injuring his knee in round 13 of the Asteron Life Super Rugby competition.

Godwin will be looking to impress Qantas Wallabies head coach Ewen McKenzie before the Wallabies take on South Africa in Perth.

Note: North Harbour Rays have a bye in Round 2.

What to Watch:

FOXSPORTS is serving up a Rugby feast tonight with Buildcorp NRC action between Greater Sydney Rams and the UC Vikings LIVE at 7:30pm AEST on FOXSPORTS 2HD & FOXSPORTS 2.