Watch National Rugby Championship NRC Live Streaming 2014 Round 9 Melbourne Rising vs Queensland Country match will be kick off at AAMI Park, Melbourne Saturday 18 October 2014 online, Time 18:00 AEDT and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
Melbourne come into this fixture as the unbeaten overlords of the NRC. The Rising’s game is built on the most dominant scrum in the NRC and while they possess sublime back line players, as always, the game is won in the forwards. Melbourne have been irresistible all year, winning with a bonus point on every occasion (although they had to score two tries in the last five minutes last week against the Rams).
Melbourne are averaging over 50 points a game while also being the best defensive team. Is there pressure maintaining that standard? Or are they so far into the groove they can’t see out? Either way I see little chance of QLD Country being any more than a speed bump for them.
QLD Country have a had a decent season, they took a little too long to get up to NRC pace, but were competitive in most fixtures. Last week they had their second win of the season against the lowly stars, a win that ruled out any chance of the wooden spoon. That’s the difference between the teams, one just recently got out of wooden spoon contention, the other has hoovered up every single point on offer.