Watch National Rugby Championship NRC Live Streaming 2014 Canberra Vikings vs Queensland Country match will be kick off at Viking Park, Canberra, Saturday 06 September 2014 online, Time 14:30 AEDT and its broadcast Online.
A thumping win over the Rams and a loss to Perth means the Vikings find themselves right in the thick of things. With a host of Brumbies in their side, you might have expected more from them.
With Henry Speight, Joe Tomane, Christian Lealiifano and Robbie Coleman all available for selection this weekend, the Vikings would be disappointed if they couldn’t get the job done against one of the four teams on zero points so far, Queensland Country.
Anthony Fainga’a’s team would be disappointed with their initial hitout, finding it hard to breach their country rivals from NSW’s defence in their opening encounter.
You could blame it on the lack of match practice after having the bye this round, but there will be no excuses this time, except that they are coming up against one of the most stacked line-ups we’re likely to see this tournament.
Country do have the promise of some added potency coming into the line-up though, with JJ Taulagi fit to play this round.
Vikings: 1. JP Smith, 2. Seilala Lam, 3. Ruan Smith, 4. Tom Staniforth, 5. Tim Cree, 6. Jordan Smiler, 7. Jarrad Butler, 8. Fotu Auelua (c), 9. Michael Dowsett, 10. Christian Lealiifano, 11. Joe Tomane, 12. Robbie Coleman, 13. Nigel Ah Wong, 14. Henry Speight, 15. Jesse Mogg
Replacements: 16. Mitch Wade, 17. Seoni Taula, 18. Les Makin, 19. Dave McKern, 20. Sean Doyle, 21. Edan Campbell-O’Brien, 22. Isaac Thompson 23. Rodney Iona
Queensland Country: 1. Haydn Hirsimaki – Sunnybank, 2. Ryan Freney – GPS, 3. Greg Holmes (VC) – Reds/Sunnybank, 4. Rubin Fuimaono – Bond University, 5. Dan Gorman – GPS, 6. James Turner – Souths, 7. Beau Robinson – Reds/Souths, 8. Ben Adams – Sunnybank, 9. Scott Gale – Reds WTS/University of Queensland, 10. Matt Brandon – Easts, 11. Giles Beveridge – Brothers, 12. Anthony Fainga’a (C) – Reds/GPS, 13. Clynton Knox – Brothers, 14. Pierce Fitzgerald – Brothers, 15. Jamie-Jerry Taulagi – Reds/University of Queensland
Replacements: 16. Tonga Ma’afu – Norths, 17. Campbell Wakely – University of Queensland, 18. Fred Burke – GPS, 19. Sam Fattal – Easts, 20. Mitch King – GPS, 21. James Tuttle – GPS, 22. Rota Setu – University of Queensland, 23. Todd Winkley – GPS