Watch NRC Live Greater Sydney Rams vs NSW Country Eagles Streaming 2015 Free Online Australia Rugby Championship Round 01.Greater Sydney Rams vs NSW Country Eagles match will be kick off at Granville Park, Merrylands, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 22 August 2015 online, Time 15:00 AEDT and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
This match should be an absolute cracker out at Merrylands RSL Park (Granville Park). The Rams were the highest ranked Sydney team last season finishing just outside the top four, by a single point. They actually managed to account for both Grand Finalists in the preliminary rounds – the only team alongside the Melbourne Rising to do so. Their pack remains pretty strong this year, lead up front by the likes of Benn Robinson, Hugh Roach and Jed Gillespie. Where they will be challenged is replacing the impact of departing players such as Ben Volavola (Fiji), Henry Taefu (Brisbane City) and the big fellah Taqele Naiyaravoro (who knows?).
The NSW Country Eagles were one of the shining lights of 2014 and finished the season second on the ladder to the Melbourne Rising. Doing so whilst always on the road, playing at different home venues every 2nd week, just adds to their achievements. Some really smart recruiting has added to their potential this year as they’ve brought in Super Rugby players Jono Lance, Beau Robinson and Sam Carter. Add to this a few handy fringe Super Rugby players in David Feao, Tom Staniforth, Ed Stubbs and Sam Lousi PLUS the competiton’s leading try scorer in 2014, Andrew Kellaway, and the Eagles are set to soar again in 2015.
Rams coach, former Wallaby, Jim Williams will have his challenges around ensuring his team combines well early and may rely on his big names in the pack. NSW Country though have been working together for a little while now and their bright young coach (he’s my age. He’s young) Darren Coleman will have them primed for another strong challenge this year.
Greater Sydney Rams: 1. Jed Gillespie, 2. Hugh Roach, 3. Cameron Betham, 4. Fili Tufui, 5. Irwin Finau, 6. Bradford Kapa, 7. Cohen Masson, 8. Will Munro, 9. Dewet Roos, 10. Jai Ayoub, 11. Brad Curtis, 12. Michael McDougall, 13. Jordan Heyer, 14. Larry Hermans, 15. Paul Asquith.
Reserves: 16. Samuel Needs, 17. Silvia Silvia, 18. Barnaby Abdele-Weir, 19. James Neale, 20. Jono Hayes, 21. Kaleb Rech, 22. Rohan Saifoloi, 23. Brendan Hartmann
NSW Country Eagles: 1. Toa Asa, 2 Ryan Dalziel, 3 Dashville Kuata, 4 Ned Hanigan, 5 Sam Carter, 6 Sam Lousi, 7 Will Miller, 8 Mark Baldwin, 9 Michael Dowsett, 10 Jono Lance, 11 Joel Brooks, 12 Dave Horwitz, 13 Ed Stubbs, 14 Charlie Clifton, 15 Andrew Kellaway.
Reserves: 16 Tom Sexton, 17 Dane Maraki, 18 Andrew Collins, 19 Nick Palmer, 20 Sam Figg, 21 Pauli Tuala, 22 Will Fay, 23 Jack Pennington.