NRC Live NSW Country Eagles vs Canberra Vikings Streaming 2015 Free Online Australia Rugby Championship Round 02 Online Free.NSW Country Eagles vs Canberra Vikings match will be kick off at Woollahra Oval, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 29 August 2015 online, Time 15:00 AEDT and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
This weekend we get to see the highly anticipated debut of this year’s Vikings iteration on the rugby field. Many pundits have picked this outfit to be the team to beat on the basis of their squad strength. Whilst hot signing Aidan Toua remains a little way off from playing, the strength of the Vikings will most definitely be their pack, starting with their alphabetically advanced tight five of Arnold, Alaalatoa and Abel . And while the names on paper are impressive, their captain Jarrad Butler reinforced that the culture within the team was their big weapon.
It’s not too great a stretch to suggest from a playing ability perspective, there’s not too much difference in the 2014 and 2015 Vikings squads. Perhaps this year’s just edges it, but Butler is adamant that a greater focus on the team this year, and commitment to the outcome, will stand them in good stead.
They will take on a highly credentialed Eagles outfit that clung to a one point win over the Greater Sydney Rams in Round 1. Playing a game with great width, thanks to a hard working pack and some speed out wide, this Country side will provide an excellent first up challenge (and gauge) for the Vikings.
Key match ups: How about the battle of the captains in Will Miller for Country and Jarrad Butler for the Vikings. It seems you have to be either a backrower or a hooker to captain an NRC side these days, and this weekend these two backrowers will battle it out head to head. Out the back we have a couple of exciting finishers at opposite and of a career path. Andrew Kellaway continues to score tries seemingly at will and remains one of the hot young prospects of Australian Rugby. Meanwhile off the bench we have the veteran journeyman, Frankie (or is that Francois) Fainifo back in town and, after spending time in Canberra second grade, providing a good depth option for the Vikings particularly with Christian Lealiifano away with the Barbarians.
NSW Country Eagles: 1. Dane Maraki, 2 Tom Sexton, 3 Dashville Kuata, 4 Ned Hanigan, 5 Nick Palmer, 6 Sam Figg, 7 Will Miller (c), 8 Mark Baldwin, 9 Mitch Short, 10 Jono Lance, 11 Joel Brooks, 12 Dave Horwitz, 13 Ed Stubbs, 14 Charlie Clifton, 15 Andrew Kellaway.
Reserves: 16 Ryan Dalziel , 17 Jeremy Vaai, 18 Jake Ilnicki, 19 BJ Edwards, 20 Pauli Tuala, 21 Jarome Mackenzie, 22 Will Fay, 23 Jack Pennington.
UC Canberra Vikings: 1. Allan Alaalatoa, 2. Robbie Abel, 3. Leslie Leuluai’ali’i-Makin, 4. Rory Arnold, 5. Blake Enever, 6. Jordan Smiler (vc), 7. Jarrad Butler ©, 8. Ita Vaea, 9. Joe Powell, 10. Rodney Iona, 11. Lausii Taliauli, 12. James Dargaville, 13. Nigel Ah Wong, 14. Jerome Niumata, 15. Isaac Thompson
Reserves: 16. Connal McInerney, 17. Sione Taula, 18. Ben Alexander, 19. Dean Oakman-Hunt, 20. Rowan Perry, 21. Brent Hamlin, 22. Mitch Third, 23. Francis Fainifo