Watch National Rugby Championship NRC Live Streaming 2014 Perth Spirit vs Brisbane City match will be kick off at University of Western Australian, Perth,Sunday 31 August 2014 online, Time 15:30 AEDT and its broadcast Online.
Two impressive Round 1 winners face off in what is going to a very highly anticipated match, simply because of the calibre of players suddenly available.
Wallabies squad members Matt Hodgson and Pek Cowan are likely to get some important game time, while the rest of the Wallabies converge on Perth ahead of preparations for the Rugby Championship match against South Africa the following weekend. My ears in Perth tell me there may be some doubt about Ben McCalman playing, however.
In a further boost, Western Force rising star and Wallabies squad addition Kyle Godwin returns from a knee injury that kept him out of the back end of the Super Rugby season, while Force fullback and former Wallaby Luke Morahan returns from a hamstring injury that also cut his Super Rugby season short.
They won’t be alone either, with something of a Western Force cavalry returning to boost the Spirit side.
On the Brisbane side of the contest, they’re set to welcome Reds and Wallabies flanker, and most recently Australian Commonwealth Games representative Liam Gill into their side. Former Wallabies captain James Horwill will also pull on a City jersey as he looks to remind the Wallabies selectors of his worth.
The Brisbane players all pulled up well after last week and aside from the return of Gill and Horwill, no unforced changes are expected.
Perth Spirit : Pek Cowan, Heath Tessmann, Tetera Faulkner, Sam Wykes, Rory Walton, Brynard Stander, Matt Hodgson, Ross Haylett-Petty, Justin Turner, Dillyn Leyds, Marcel Brache, Kyle Godwin, Junior Rasolea, Luke Morahan, Dane Haylett-Petty
Reserves: Robbie Abel, Francois van Wyk, Oliver Hoskins, Corey Thomas, Richard Hardwick, Ian Prior, Zack Holmes, Va’a Mailei
Brisbane City : Pettowa Paraka, Andrew Ready, Phil Kite, Marco Kotze, James Horwill, Dave McDuling (C), Michael Gunn, Tim Buchanan, Nick Frisby, Jake McIntyre, Harry Parker, Rex Tapuai, Samu Kerevi, Chris Kuridrani, Matthew Feaunati.
Reserves: David Feao, Matt Mafi, Sam Talakai, Brad Wilkin, Adam Korczyk, Jack Mullins, James Dalgleish, Toby White.