NRC: Buildcorp National Rugby Championship - Round 4 preview

Sun, 08/11/2015, 01:00 pm
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia

Round four of the Buildcorp NRC kicks off with the North Harbour Rays heading over the border to attempt to give defending premiers, Brisbane their first defeat of season 2015. The also undefeated Canberra Vikings and Sydney Stars will be aiming to keep their unbeaten starts to the season when they play Perth Spirit and NSW Country respectively. 

Match: Brisbane City v North Harbour Rays 

When: Thursday 10 September,7:30pm AEST

Where: Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 

Match Referee: Rohan Hoffman

Broadcast Information: FOX SPORTS Channel 502

Brisbane City Form Guide: WWW

North Harbour Rays Form Guide: LWL 

Last Time they met: 09/10/14, North Harbour Rays 26-77 Brisbane City, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  

Match Notes:  Brisbane City will be aiming to keep their unbeaten run when they take on the North Harbour Rays at home on Saturday. The defending champions have made four changes to the starting side that defeated Queensland Country in the Queensland derby in round three. 

Match: NSW Country v Sydney Stars 

When: Saturday 12 September, 3:00pm AEST 

Where: Chillingworth Oval, Tamworth

Match Referee: Michael Hogan

Broadcast Information: and FOX SPORTS Now

NSW Country Form Guide: WL

Sydney Stars Form Guide: WWW

Last Time they met: 06/10/2014, Sydney Stars 24-26 NSW Country, Leichhardt Oval, Sydney   

Match Notes:  Fresh from the bye, NSW Country will be confident of knocking over the Stars in the heart of country NSW in Tamworth. The Stars are undefeated in 2015 and will be aiming to win their fourth match in a row. 

Match: Greater Sydney Rams v Queensland Country 

When: Saturday 12 September, 3:00pm AEST 

Where: Forshaw Park, Sydney 

Match Referee: Andrew Lees 

Broadcast Information: and FOX SPORTS Now

Greater Sydney Rams Form Guide: LL

Queensland Country Form Guide: LLL

Last Time they met: 18/09/2014, Queensland Country 24-13 Greater Sydney Rams, Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 

Match Notes:  Both sides will be desperate for their first win of the season to keep their finals hope alive in the 2015 Buildcorp NRC. After coming off the bench last week against Brisbane City, University of Queensland flyer Tom Banks will make his NRC starting debut on the wing. 

Match: Perth Spirit v Canberra Vikings 

When: Saturday 12 September, 5:30pm AEST

Where: University of Western Australia

Match Referee: Ed Martin 

Broadcast Information: and FOX SPORTS Now

Perth Spirit Form Guide: LLL

Canberra Vikings Form Guide: WW

Last Time they met: 23/08/2014, Canberra Vikings 23-28 Perth Spirit, Viking Park, Canberra 

Match Notes:  The Canberra Vikings travel to Perth in search of their third win of the Buildcorp NRC as the side builds on its solid start to the season. Perth are desperate for a win following defeat last weekend to the Sydney Stars at Leichhardt oval.   

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