Watch National Rugby Championship NRC Live Streaming 2014 Round 5 North Harbour Rays vs Perth Spirit match will be kick off at Brookvale Oval, Sydney, Saturday 20 September 2014 online, Time 15:00 AEDT and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
North Harbour got away with one last week against Queensland Country on the Gold Coast, and will be hoping that it goes a way to kickstarting their season. With a set of Shute Shield stalwarts locking down some key positions, there’s no doubt the Rays have the potential to make an impact against Perth.
After a promising start, the Spirit will be quite disappointed with their last three outings. Losses to Brisbane City, the Rams and Melbourne Rising will have them desperate in this one, and this is a game they can certainly win. Losing Matt Hodgson can’t have helped, of course.
Matt Lucas impressed enough last week to hold his spot over the impressive Josh Holmes, no mean feat.
Lucas’ performance against Country had many in rugby circles chatting excitedly about the stock of halves available to the Waratahs (and North Harbour!).
They were well run out of the halves by Hamish Angus, and did enough to get their first win on the board.
With neither Perth or North Harbour particularly impressive so far this competition, it will be interesting one to watch.
It’s a twilight fixture at Brookvale Oval, so should be a great one to watch between two evenly matched sides.
15. David FELTSCHEER (Warringah)
14. Cam CRAWFORD (Northern Suburbs)
13. Michael ADAMS (Warringah)
12. Brian SEFANAIA (Manly)
11. Sireli TAGICAKIBAU (Warringah)
10. Hamish ANGUS (Warringah)
9. Matt LUCAS (Manly)
8. Sam WARD (Warringah)
7. Boyd KILLINGWORTH (Warringah)
6. Harry BERGELIN (Manly)
5. Greg PETERSON © (Manly)
4. Ed GOWER (Manly)
3. Tobias GUKIBAU (Gordon)
2. Luke HOLMES (vc) (Warringah)
1. Mitch LEWIS (Manly)
16. Dave PORECKI (Manly)
17. Dane MARAKI (Manly)
18. Nick FRASER (Gordon)
19. Ryan MELROSE (Manly)
20. Jack DEMPSEY (Gordon)
21. Josh HOLMES (Warringah)
22. Scott DARUDA (Manly)
23. Mali HINGANO(Manly)
1. Joe Savage (Palmyra)
2. Robbie Abel (Cottesloe)
3. Oliver Hoskins (Cottesloe)
4. Corey Thomas (UWA)
5. Brent Murphy (Perth Bayswater)
6. Richard Hardwick (UWA)
7. Kane Koteka (Wests Scarborough)
8. Alex Rovira (Associates)
9. Justin Turner (Associates)
10. Zack Holmes (Associates)
11. Va’a Mailei (Palmyra)
12. Luke Burton (UWA)
13. Ammon Matuauto (Associates)
14. Brad Lacey (Wests Scarborough)
15. Dillyn Leyds (Palmyra)
16. Harry Scoble (UWA)
17. Alec Hepburn (Cottesloe)
18. Kaisa Reidy (Cottesloe)
19. Scott Stevens (Nedlands)
20. Ross Haylett-Petty (Cottesloe)
21. Oscar Backhouse (UWA)
22. Michael Ruru (Nedlands)
23. Davis Tavita (Nedlands)