Watch National Rugby Championship NRC Live Streaming 2014 Round 4 Greater Sydney Rams vs Sydney Stars match will be kick off at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta, Saturday 13 September 2014 online, Time 15:00 AEDT and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
Sydney Stars, who had the bye last week, must be wondering what’s going on. Pre-tournament there was talk that they were title contenders, but three weeks in they find themselves on zero points, and coming up against a Rams side who must be buzzing after their victory over Perth last week.
Indeed, before the tournament started Brett described the Stars as “the side that seems to have become everyone’s NRC equivalent of Collingwood or Manly.” We never relish in telling Brett how wrong he was, but…
To be fair to them, they’ve come across a couple of good sides in Brisbane City and Melbourne Rising, but I think we can all say we expected more from them.
Greater Sydney, on the other hand, will be quietly pleased, but certainly not jumping out of their skin, after their win over Perth last week. It was a performance of character, with skipper Jed Holloway showing why he’s a big game player and giant winger Taqele Naiyaravoro bagging three tries.
Ben Volavola’s performance will also have Rams fans excited, as he’s been widely touted as one of the most talented young players in New South Wales rugby.
So, with two Sydney teams colliding, what should we expect? A big crowd wouldn’t hurt to start with. The teams will dish out the running rugby, we can be assured of that.
Rams:1. Benn Robinson, 2. Hugh Roach, Guy Millar,Jared Barry,Steve Mafi,Hugh Perrett,Chris Alcock,Jed Holloway (Captain), Mark Swanepoel,Ben Volavola,Taqele Naiyaravaro,Michael McDougall,Lalakai Foketi,Jarome McKenzie,Dane Chisholm
REPLACEMENTS:, Maile Ngauamo,Jed Gillespie (FR),Dave Lolohea (FR),Dylan Sigg,Pat Sio,Vasa Falaelii,Jai Ayoub,Henry Seavula
Stars:, Jeremy Tilse,Tom Coolican,Paddy Ryan,Andrew Leota,Will Skelton,Tipiloma Kaveinga,Patrick McCutcheon (C),Sam Quinn
9. Jake Gordon,Stuart Dunbar, Matthew Kenny,Michael Hodge,Jim Stewart, James Dargaville, Jack Macklin
Replacements: James Willan (FR),Tom Robertson (FR),Laurie Weeks (FR),Matthew Philip,Hugo Dessens,Jock Merriman,Jonathan Fakai, Jono Sullivan