Watch NRC Live Melbourne Rising vs Brisbane City Streaming 2015 Free Online Australia Rugby Championship Round 02 Online Free.Melbourne Rising vs Brisbane City match will be kick off at Harlequin Rugby Club Park, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Saturday 29 August 2015 online, Time 14:00 AEDT and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
Melbourne Rising secured the first official piece of silverware on the weekend by defeating Queensland Country and successfully defending their challenge to the Horan-Little Shield. The Green and Gold Rugby driven initiative will again be played for this weekend when the Rising play at home for the first time this year.
The Rising were pushed hard by Country last week and allowed them easy points at key moments. Of key concern will be the ease with which their scrum was manhandled by the Country team, as well as the inaccurate goal kicking by flyhalf Jack Debreczeni. The Rising will also be without Barbarians Dom Shipperley, Tom English and Luke Jones so will lack some attacking power out wide.
Brisbane City also suffers from the Barbarians game with Liam Gill, man of the match last week, out for this week’s game. With no other fit openside flanker in the squad, the Brisbane pack will have to lift across the park to cover Gill’s loss. Brisbane’s scrum, so often a strength, probably came off second best against the Spirit last Thursday, so will be looking forward to taking it to the Rising pack.
Of course no one needs reminding that the match will be almost 12 months to the day since the Rising absolutely destroyed Brisbane in their Round 3 clash last year, by the tune of 79-18. It may not have been talked about by Coach Stiles and his team this week, but I’m guessing it’s a result that has never been far from their thinking as they’ve prepared this week.
Key match ups: There is something appealing about an impending battle between two 2m tall giants on the rugby field. Cardeyrn Neville was busy in his Brisbane City debut last week, whilst Steve Cummins was one of his team’s most prominent on Sunday. Both players did plenty of work with the ball in attack, however the lineout is where their match up will be most definitive. Out in the backline are you ready to experience shockwaves first hand? Well that’s what we can expect when Samu Kerevi and Lloyd Johansson come head to head. LoJo was one of the Rising’s best last week and constantly got his team over the advantage game, which is Kerevi’s game for Brisbane as well. How they deal with each other defensively may well go a fair way to deciding the outcome of the match.
Melbourne Rising: 1. Mike Tyler, 2.Pat Leafa,3.Duncan Chubb, 4.Murray Douglas, 5.Steve Cummins, 6.Jordy Reid, 7. Scott Fuglistaller (C), 8. Colby Fainga’a, 9. Ben Meehan, 10. Jack Debreczeni, 11. Stacey Ili, 12. Lloyd Johansson, 13. Leo Taliu, 14. Justin Masters, 15. Jonah Placid.
Reserves: 16. Mitch Andrews, 17. Fereti Sa’aga, 18. Matt Onesemo, 19. Sam Jeffries, 20. Pom Simona, 21. Maradona Farao, 22. Sione Tuipulotu, 23. Filipe Vilitati.
Brisbane City: 1. Pettowa Paraka, 2. Andrew Ready, 3. Sam Talakai, 4. Corey Thomas, 5. Cadeyrn Neville , 6. Luke Beauchamp, 7. Waita Setu, 8. Scott Higginbotham, 9. Nick Frisby (C), 10. Jake McIntyre, 11. Alex Gibbon, 12. Samu Kerevi, 13. Toby White, 14. Chris Kuridrani, 15. Junior Laloifi.
Reserves: 16. Matt Mafi, 17. Markus Vanzati, 18. Feao Fotuaika, 19. Ben Hyne, 20. Michael Richards, 21. Tim Smith, 22. Henry Taefu, 23. Mika Tela