The Prospects: Pathway to green and gold

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Jed Holloway has been devastating for the NSW Waratahs in 2016. Photo sourced from: Zimbio

How many fresh faces will we see wearing Wallabies gold in June 2016?

Over the last five non Rugby World Cup (RWC) or Lions Series years, roughly five players have made their Wallabies debuts each June Test series. After seven rounds of Super Rugby, the collective health of Australia’s rugby stars has remained relatively intact. Yet, with the likes of Wallabies incumbent Kane Douglas’ unlikely to recover from a knee reconstruction in time and a number of Super Rugby rounds to come, there will be the opportunity for new blood.

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NRC Round 8 Review: Perth full of Spirit against the Greater Sydney Rams

Ryan Louwrens delivered the ball well for the Perth Spirit against the Rams.  Photo sourced from www.Zimbo.com
Ryan Louwrens delivered the ball well for the Perth Spirit against the Rams.
Photo sourced from http://www.Zimbo.com
The Perth Spirit have launched themselves into a playoff position (top 4) in their final regular season match, handing the Greater Sydney Rams a convincing 63 to 39 point shellacking.

Fans were thrilled with a try every 320 seconds (5.33 mins) of play, with a total of 15 five pointers being scored throughout the 80 minute encounter, the most of any National Rugby Championship (NRC) match in 2015 with only one round remaining.

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NRC Round 5 Review: Groundhog day for the Rams as poor kicking prevented them to Rise against Melbourne

The Greater Sydney Rams let another game slip due to poor kicking, as the Melbourne Rising come from behind to earn a narrow 37-36 win.

Roughly 500 Rams and Rising faithful travelled to Morwell, in rural Victoria, to watch the clash at Latrobe Sporting Fields, on a stunning spring day.

The boys from Melbourne earned their third win of the season while to Greater Sydney boys lost their four consecutive game.

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NRC Round 4 Review: RAMdemption day falls short of fruition against Queensland Country

The Tongan Thor scores the match winner for Queensland Country against the Rams. Photo sourced from FoxSports
The Tongan Thor scores the match winner for Queensland Country against the Rams.
Photo sourced from FoxSports
The National Rugby Championships (NRC) was taken to the Sutherland Shire for the first time during Saturday’s thrilling round 4 matchup, where the Queensland Country beat the Rams 37 to 31.

“RAMdemption day” which the event was preemptively dubbed by the Ram’s ‘Horned Army”, did not fail to entertain, however it was the boys north of the boarder who took home the bacon.

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NRC Review: Greater Sydney Rams v NSW Country Eagles

The second season of the NRC got underway on Thursday, with an uncharacteristically low scoring game. Brisbane City (4 tries) managed to repeat the result of last year’s grand final, beating Perth Spirit (2 tries) by 29-16.

Normality was restored on Saturday, with a high scoring encounter between the Greater Sydney Rams and NSW Country Eagles.

The home side, the Greater Sydney Rams running onto Merrylands RSL Rugby Park. (Peter Mitchell)
The home side, the Greater Sydney Rams running onto Merrylands RSL Rugby Park.
(Peter Mitchell)

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NRC 2015 Season Comprehensive Preview: City, Spirit & Rays

All you need to know for the second season of the National Rugby Championships 2015.

The 9 captains pose for the NRC 2015 launch. (News Corp Australia)
The 9 captains pose for the NRC 2015 launch. (News Corp Australia)

The 2015 season of the National Rugby Championship kicks off tonight, featuring the defending champions Brisbane City and last years runners-up Perth Spirit in a grand final replay.

If you have any questions about this years competition or the sides competing, you’ve come to the right place.

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The Wallabies: Dale’s Possibles V Cheika’s Probables

Cheika has culled his extended 40 man Wallabies squad down to 31, ahead of next Saturday's Rugby Championship opener. Photo sourced from: www.allrugbynews.com
Cheika has culled his extended 40 man Wallabies squad down to 31, ahead of next Saturday’s Rugby Championship opener.
Photo sourced from: http://www.allrugbynews.com
With Michael Cheika culling his extended squad from 40 to 31 today, a number of incumbent and experienced Wallabies have been left out of the squad, raising a few questions on selection.

This got me thinking. What is Cheika’s probable line up and who would I like to see lineup against the Springboks next Saturday (18th July) in The Rugby Championship opener. Continue reading