NRC: Buildcorp National Rugby Championship: Round 5 preview

by staff

Australian Rugby Union’s new domestic competition, the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, continues tonight with Bond University Queensland Country hosting the PCS Greater Sydney Rams at Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane.

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

Thursday 18 September

Bond University Queensland Country v PCS Greater Sydney Rams 

Where: Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane

Kick off time: 7:30pm AEST

Coverage: FOX SPORTS 2 & 2HD

Did you know:

Queensland Country will look to record their first win of the Buildcorp NRC when they host the Greater Sydney Rams at Ballymore Stadium tonight.

Tune into FOXSPORTS 2 & 2HD as the some of the best young talent in Australia showcase their skills in Australia’s new-look national Rugby competition.  

Queensland Country’s front row features two changes from last week, with Haydn Hirsimaki (Sunnybank) and Ryan Freney (GPS) returning to loosehead prop and hooker in the absence of Fred Burke (injury) and Saia Fainga’a (Wallabies).  

Saturday 20 September 

Charles Sturt University NSW Country Eagles v Melbourne Rising 

Where: Wade Park, Orange

Kick off time: 3:00pm AEST

Did you know:

The Buildcorp NRC will see the NSW Country Eagles and Melbourne Rising head west this weekend for a top of the table clash at Wade Park in Orange.

Eagles coach Darren Coleman and Rising coach Sean Hedger will put their close friendship to the test on Saturday as they look to earn bragging rights ahead of the finals.  

Saturday 20 September 

Macquarie University North Harbour Rays v Property Club Perth Spirit 

Where: Brookvale Oval, Sydney

Kick off time: 5:30pm AEST

Did you know:

The North Harbour Rays will be hungry for their second win of the season on Saturday when they play the Perth Spirit in a Buildcorp NRC blockbuster at Brookvale Oval.

There is plenty to play for, with just one point separating these two sides on the NRC competition ladder. 

Saturday 20 September 

Sydney Stars v University of Canberra Vikings 

Where: Leichhardt Oval, Sydney 

Kick off time: 3:00pm AEST

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The Sydney Stars are still in the hunt for their first victory and will need to be at their best to counter a strong UC Vikings outfit this Saturday at Leichardt Oval. 

Qantas Wallabies lock Will Skelton will add power to the Stars pack as the 203cm forward runs out for the Sydney-based side. 

NOTE: Brisbane City has a bye in Round 5.