NRC Free Melbourne Rising vs Greater Sydney Rams Live Streaming 2015 Australia Rugby Championship Round 05 Online. Watch Free Melbourne Rising vs Greater Sydney Rams match will be kick off at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday 19 September 2015 Online, Time 14:00 (AEDT). NRC Melbourne Rising vs Greater Sydney Rams Live Streaming and its broadcast On Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
The Rising will be pleased to be heading into this Round Five fixture just a little bit fresher, after overcoming a disciplined Perth Spirit outfit in Round Four at AAMI Park. The home team had to conjure up every ounce of ability to get the win, with a dominant set piece again laying the platform and some desperate defence keeping the westerners out. No better was that typified than when replacement flyhalf Lloyd Johansson forced a turnover on the try line late, with the Spirit surging and desperately trying to force their way back into the contest.
It will have been sixteen days since the Melbourne Rising last ran out in the NRC, with their 45-40 victory over the North Harbour Rays being followed by a Round Four bye. The bye potentially came at a good time for the Melbourne Rising; for example, it allowed Cruze Ah-Nau and Lopeti Timani to complete their rehabilitation from minor injuries and re-join the main group at training, earning selection in this week’s starting side as a result. It’s also allowed Melbourne Rising Head Coach Zane Hilton and his Assistant Craig McGrath to run the rule over the bevvy of in-form outside midfielders and outside backs, and come up with the right combination to secure the result against the Rams.
Tom English, Stacey Ili, Lloyd Johansson, Justin Marsters, Jonah Placid, Dom Shipperley, Leo Taliu, Sione Tuipulotu and Filipe Vilitati have all made an impact at NRC level already in 2015, and with English and Shipperley returning from representative duty with the Barbarians after missing Rounds Two and Three, that selection quandary can’t be underestimated. All the more credit to Vilitati, therefore, who despite stern competition has been named for his first NRC start; with a try on debut against Brisbane City followed by some crucial, last-ditch defending against the Rays, who knows what #FilipeFever could bring this week?
The Greater Sydney Rams, in addition to being up for great banter on social media, are also a formidable opponent on the field.
Despite being yet to win in 2015, they boast some of the most talented players to feature in the Shute Shield in the last two or three years.
Sydney Rugby observers will be more than familiar with names such as Holloway, Roach, Ayoub and Saifoloi, and in 2016 Melbourne Rebels recruit Siliva Siliva and Australian U20s prop Cameron Orr they boast considerable front row firepower from the bench. When these two teams clashed at Pirtek Stadium in 2014 it was an absorbing encounter, with only two late Placid tries securing a 58-40 win and the minor premiership for the Rising.
For locals of LaTrobe Valley, a similar scoreline would bring plenty of pleasure, and it’s sure to be a game with plenty for the highlights reel.
The Rams are a team in form, having won two on the trot, although their win over the Sydney Stars won’t be giving too many of the top teams nightmares. Taqele Naiyaravaro, is precisely the stuff of nightmares, having scored four tries and terrorised opposing defences in the tournament thus far. He gave the Stars a torrid time of it last week, and will be looking to do the same again this week.
Melbourne Rising: 1. Cruze Ah-Nau 2. Pat Leafa 3. Paul Alo-Emile 4. Sam Jeffries 5. Cadeyrn Neville 6. Luke Jones 7. Sean McMahon 8. Lopeti Timani 9. Nic Stirzaker 10. Jack Debreczeni 11. Joe Kamana 12. Mitch Inman 13. Tom English 14. Rennie Lautolo-Molimau 15. Telusa Veainu.
Reserves: 16. Tom Sexton 17. Tuiatua Tuia 18. Fereti Sa’aga 19. Pom Simona 20. Sione Taufa 21. Ben Meehan 22. Lloyd Johansson 23. Martin Naufahu.
Greater Sydney: 1. Jed Gillespie 2. Hugh Roach 3. Guy Millar 4. Jared Barry 5. Steve Mafi 6. Hugh Perrett 7. Chris Alcock 8. Jed Holloway (Captain) 9. Mark Swanepoel 10. Ben Volavola 11. Taqele Naiyaravaro 12. Michael McDougall 13. Lalakai Foketi 14. Jarome MacKenzie 15. Dane Chisholm.
Reserves: 16. Peni Ravai* 17. Cameron Betham* 18. Dave Lolohea (FR) 19. Dylan Sigg 20. Pat Sio 21. Vasa Falaelii 22. Jai Ayoub 23. Henry Seavula.