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.
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NRC midseason round up: Results so far and finals chances
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?
NRC Round 5 Preview Best Bets: Queensland Country v Greater Sydney Rams
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.
Rugby Laws: Where to from here?
The ongoing debate on whether rugby laws should be altered in order to promote a more exciting product is fast becoming a hot topic. Experimental laws are being trialled at a number of domestic competitions around the world including the inaugural season of Australia’s National Rugby Championships’ and South Africa’s Varsity Cup. To date, the NRC is producing some of the most crowd thrilling games of rugby that can be watched around the planet, mainly due to law variations. On the other hand, international rugby laws are too complicated, reducing the speed and entertainment of the game. It is time the the IRB takes notice of what it’s fans want: exciting, fast paced rugby.
NRC Round 4 Preview & Best Bets: Greater Sydney Rams vs Sydney Stars
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.
NRC Round 3 Preview & Best Bets: North Harbour Rays v NSW Country Eagles/
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.