Watch National Rugby Championship NRC Live Streaming 2014 Round 4 Queensland Country vs North Harbour Rays match will be kick off at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Saturday 13 September 2014 online, Time 17:10 AEDT and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
Country came up against a very strong Vikings’ side last week, and were just unable to get it done in Canberra. It was an improved attacking effort, however, considering their lack of penetration in their first match against NSW Country in the first round.
They will be glad to be back home, this time at CBus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast, their first match at the venue.
You would say they have it all in front of them, but with North Harbour also winless on the other side of the field, this is anyone’s game.
On paper, the North Harbour side looks impressive. With some very accomplished Shute Shield talents and Super Rugby experience, there’s no reason they shouldn’t be competitive with most teams in the comp. They have also lost to the Eagles, with their other loss coming to Melbourne Rising in Round 1. Both teams have had the bye, which only adds to the mystery.
So, we could be looking at two middle of the table quality teams here, but we can’t know. Whoever loses this one is in serious trouble though, so both sides will be desperate to show what they can do.
Queensland Country: Fred Burke – GPS,Saia Fainga’a – Reds/GPS,Greg Holmes – Reds/Sunnybank (VC),Dan Gorman – GPS,Rubin Fuimaono – Bond University,James Turner – Souths,Beau Robinson – Reds/Souths,Ben Adams – Sunnybank,Sam Grasso – GPS,Matt Brandon – Easts,Todd Winkley – GPS,Anthony Fainga’a – Reds/GPS (C),Campbell Magnay – GPS,Tom Pincus – University of Queensland,Jamie-Jerry Taulagi – Reds/University of Queensland
Reserves: Ryan Freney – GPS,Campbell Wakely – University of Queensland,Haydn Hirsimaki – Sunnybank,Sam Fattal – Easts,Jack de Guingand – University of Queensland,James Tuttle – GPS,Sam Johnson – Reds WTS/GPS,Giles Beveridge – Brothers
North Harbour Rays: David FELTSCHEER (Warringah),Cam CRAWFORD (Northern Suburbs),Michael ADAMS (Warringah),Tom MATTHEWS (Gordon),Sireli TAGICAKIBAU (Warringah),Hamish ANGUS (Warringah),Matt LUCAS (Manly),Sam WARD (Warringah),Kotoni ALE (Manly),Michael WELLS (Northern Suburbs),Greg PETERSON © (Manly),Ed GOWER (Manly),Tobias GUKIBAU (Gordon),Luke HOLMES (vc) (Warringah),Dane MARAKI (Manly)
RESERVES: Dave PORECKI (Manly),Mitch LEWIS (Manly),Nick FRASER (Gordon),Ryan MELROSE (Manly),Harry BERGELIN (Manly),Josh HOLMES (Warringah),Brian SEFANAIA (Manly),Scott DARUDA (Manly)