A number of Australia’s illustrious rugby players are based overseas, heading overseas post-Rugby World Cup (RWC) or undecided on their futures. Do the Wallabies really have the depth to continue to resist selecting overseas-based players? Who would wear Wallabies gold if selection policies were to change today?
Round 8 of the the fast-paced National Rugby Championships (NRC) kicks off with the seventh placed North Harbour Rays hosting the fourth placed Brisbane City.
Five rounds through Australia’s inaugural National Rugby Championship (NRC) and the finals are starting to shape up. With four rounds left of the regular season, how is your team shaping up and what are their chances of making the finals?
Round 5 of the National Rugby Championships gets underway on Thursday, as the winless Queensland Country host the in form Greater Sydney Rams at Ballymore Stadium. The home side are yet to take home the bacon after three game, while the Rams will be hoping to continue their ascent to the finals.
Round 4 of the National Rugby Championships continues on Saturday, at Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta. The Rams will be hoping to barge home their second straight victory and their first home win, while the Stars aim to get off the blocks for their 2014 campaign.
It was another high scoring round in the NRC this week: the Eagles, Rams, Vikings and Rising all took home the bacon, while the Rays, Spirit, and both Queensland teams left empty handed.
NRC Round 3 Review: Dour conditions were yet again present during Thursday night’s NRC clash, as the North Harbour Rays hosted the NSW Country Eagles at Brookvale Oval. A typical wet weather kick-fest could have been expected, however the conditions did little to dampen the attacking style of play, which the NRC is fast becoming famous for. 1,981 fans braved the cold to watch the Rays bag their first win of the inaugural tournament, however they witnessed the Eagles carve a third notch onto the bed post, in as many games.
Round 3 of the inaugural National Rugby Championships kicks off on Thursday the 4th of September, pinning the slow starting Rays and the high flying Eagles against each other.