NRC: Buildcorp NRC - Round 5 review

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 f Round Five of the Buildcorp NRC saw more attacking Rugby with 28 tries across the round being scored. Melbourne Rising continued its excellent run in the competition by defeating the Charles Sturt University NSW Country Eagles in Orange in Central West NSW.

Round 6 kicks off this Thursday night with the Melbourne Rising hosting the University of Canberra Brumbies at AAMI Park in Melbourne. The match will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS 2 & 2HD.


Bond University Queensland Country 24 (Sam Grasso, Jamie-Jerry Taulagi tries; penalty try 1; cons; Matt Brandon) defeated the PCS Greater Sydney RAMS 13 (Jermone McKenzie, Dane Chisholm tries; Ben Volavola cons;)

Macquarie Uni North Harbour Rays 32 (Harry Bergelin, Sam Ward 3 tries; Hamish Angus 2 cons) defeated Property Club Perth Spirit 29 (Ammon Matuauto 2, Zack Holmes, Dillyn Leyds tries, Zack Holmes 3 cons)

UC Vikings 37 (Sean Doyle, Fotu Auelua, Lausii Taliauli, Jesse Mogg, JP Smith tries; Jesse Mogg 4 cons) drew with the Sydney Stars 37 (Hugo Dessens, Patrick McCutcheon, Jack Macklin, Will Skelton, Jono Sullivan tries; Jack Macklin 4 cons) 

Melbourne Rising 37 (Nic Stirzaker, Tom English, Sean McMahon, Lopeti Timani, Telusa Veainu tries; Jack Debreczeni 4 cons;) defeated the Charles Sturt University NSW Country Eagles 16 (Sam Windsor, Andrew Kellaway tries; Sam Windsor 2 cons;)

Buildcorp NRC- Round Six

Thursday 25 September-7.30pm AEST 

Melbourne Rising v UC Vikings

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Sunday 28 September-3.00pm AEST 

McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City v Bond University Queensland Country

Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 

Sunday 28 September-3.30pm AWST 

Property Club Perth Spirit v Sydney Stars

HBF Arena, Perth

Sunday 28 September-3.00pm AEST 

Macquarie University North Harbour Rays v PCS Greater Sydney Rams

Brookvale Oval, Sydney

Charles Sturt University NSW Country Eagles have a BYE. 

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