NRC: Buildcorp NRC - Round 6 preview

by staff

Australian Rugby Union’s new domestic competition, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, continues tonight with Melbourne Rising hosting the University of Canberra Vikings at AAMI Park, Melbourne.

You can catch all the action live on FOX SPORTS 2 and FOX SPORTS 2 HD from 7:30pm AEST tonight.

Thursday 25 September 

Melbourne Rising v University of Canberra Vikings 

Where: AAMI Park, Melbourne 

Kick off time: 7:35pm AEST

Coverage: FOXSPORTS 2 & 2HD

Did you know:

Competition leaders the Melbourne Rising will host the UC Vikings at AAMI Park, as the home side attempts to claim a sixth consecutive Buildcorp NRC victory. Telusa Veainu from the Melbourne Rising is the joint-leader on the competition try scoring list, having crossed the line seven times in just five matches. Melbourne Rising Head Coach Sean Hedger has made two changes to the starting lineup, with Tom Sexton and Sione Taufa returning to the starting fifteen.

Sunday 28 September 

McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City v Bond University Queensland Country 

Where: Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 

Kick off time: 3:00pm AEST

Did you know: 

Brisbane City and Queensland Country will re-ignite a 100-year-old rivalry when they battle it out for The Andy Purcell Cup at Ballymore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

Quade Cooper will make his return from injury off the bench for Brisbane City and make his Buildcorp NRC debut. The trophy is named after the late QRU Life Member, Andy Purcell, who graced the game with more than 50 years of service as a player, referee, coach and administrator. Bragging rights are on the line in the local derby and fans who can’t make it to the game can watch the match via 

Sunday 28 September

Property Club Perth Spirit v Sydney Stars

Where: HBF Arena, Perth 

Kick off time: 3:30pm (AWST)

Did you know:

The Perth Spirit will take on the Sydney Stars at HBF Arena in Perth on Sunday afternoon as the two sides look to lift themselves from the bottom of the Buildcorp NRC ladder. After a narrow loss to the North Harbour Rays last week, the Perth Spirit will be keen to bounce back and claim a second Buildcorp NRC win.

Sunday 28 September

Macquarie University North Harbour Rays v PCS Greater Sydney Rams 

Where: Brookvale Oval, Sydney

Kick off time: 3:00pm

Did you know: 

The North Harbour Rays will return to Brookvale Oval for a clash against the Greater Sydney Rams on Sunday afternoon, as they lock horns for a top six spot on the Buildcorp NRC ladder. The Sydney derby will feature a host of young guns, including the likes of Will Skelton, Harry Jones and Jim Stewart. 

NOTE: Charles Sturt NSW Country Eagles have a BYE in Round 6