NRC Melbourne Rising vs Brisbane City Live Stream 2016 Free Online Australia National Rugby Championship Online Free. Melbourne Rising vs Brisbane City match will be kick off at Harlequins Oval, Ashwood, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday 17 September 2016 Online, Time 15:00 (AEDT) NRC Melbourne Rising vs Brisbane City Live Streaming and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
Melbourne Rising v Brisbane City
Saturday 17 September 2016
Harlequins Oval, Ashwood, Melbourne
Broadcast: LIVE on FOX SPORTS 502
Head2Head: Played – 2; Rebels – 1; Country – 1
Last time they met: Round 2, 2015 – Brisbane City 45 def Melbourne Rising 21, Melbourne
The Melbourne Rising are looking forward to welcoming defending NRC champions Brisbane City to Harlequins Oval for a crucial clash on Saturday from 3.00pm.
After both sides finished in the top-four last year, the Rising and City sit outside playoff contention at the midway point of the season following indifferent weekends.
The Rising staged a remarkable comeback for a second consecutive week but fell two points short against the NSW Country Eagles while City suffered their second loss of the season when they went down to the UC Vikings 52-20.
The Rising admit there’s plenty of room to improve before they host Brisbane City – one of only two sides to beat Melbourne on their home soil in the NRC.
“Brisbane came down here and beat us last year at home at Harlequins so we’re certainly looking forward to having them down here,” Melbourne Rising head coach Zane Hilton said.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do to get ourselves back on track”
The two previous meetings are split after the Rising claimed a 79-18 victory in Round 3, 2014 in Queensland before Brisbane bounced back the following season to win 45-21 in Round 2, 2015 in Melbourne.
Rising Team News: Captain Nic Stirzaker and wing Ah-Mu Tuimalealiifano will have to prove their fitness after missing last weekend’s game against the Eagles. Ben Meehan’s first-half try on Sunday was his second in as many games at fly-half. Mick Snowden, Taiso Silafai-Leanna and Rob Leota all scored their maiden NRC tries against the Eagles. Hooker Pat Leafa and hooker Sam Jeffries recorded their 20th appearances for the Rising while Jonah Placid is set to achieve the milestone this weekend.
City Team News: Brisbane City remain the only side to lift the NRC trophy after winning the title in 2014 and 2015, the latter undefeated. After only dropping two NRC games prior to this season, Brisbane have lost to the Eagles and Vikings in the opening three rounds. Led by Sam Talakai, Brisbane have plenty of Wallaby and Super Rugby experience, including Nick Frisby and Andrew Ready.