Watch NRC Melbourne Rising vs NSW Country Eagles Live Streaming 2015 Free Online Australia Rugby Championship Round 08 Online Free. Melbourne Rising vs NSW Country Eagles match will be kick off at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia, Thursday 08 October 2015 Online, Time 18:30 (AEDT) NRC Melbourne Rising vs NSW Country Eagles Live Streaming and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
Melbourne Rising will host NSW Country in a crucial NRC clash for both sides in the penultimate round of the 2015 season. The fourth placed Eagles kept their season alive with a 32-29 victory over Perth Spirit on the road last Sunday but will need to kick up a gear once again tomorrow to challenge last year’s minor premiers at home.
The Rising have been a juggernaut this NRC season, six wins from six and each time scoring three or more tries than their opponents. With two rounds to go they are the only team which has secured a finals berth and should be well rested, coming off a bye. Melbourne are obvious favourites, but may take time to adjust to the match as is the case sometimes after a break. The Rams are in as good form as could be hoped for, but I can still only give them an outside chance here. Melbourne, now in fifth after losing to the Vikings on Friday night, face the Sydney Stars in the final round and like the Eagles, will most likely have to win both matches to book a spot in the finals. They welcome back Colby Fainga’a, Pat Leafa and Lopeti Timani for the clash.
Melbourne then recovered their own kickoff and looked good – especially when Debreczeni gave Mitch Inman an inside ball to break the line. But a subsequent pass went forward and we got back into the scrummaging in Country’s half. From here, Country took advantage of two back to back scrums and took the ball into the Rising’s half on the back of strong running from Vaea and Tala Gray. Some great back and forth Rugby was played by both teams in the middle of the field. The crowd came alive when a particular piece of excellent handling between halfback Mick Snowden and Gray put Watene-Zelezniak into another gap.
Country were unable to sustain the pressure as Melbourne again used their dominant scrum to win a penalty at their own 5m line and cleared the ball strongly. The Rising then played a lovely move off a lineout deep in Country’s half and Debreczeni put Sean McMahon through untouched and he ran 25m to dot down under the posts. Of course, Debreczeni converted and the visitors went to the half time break up 24-8 – even with Alo-Emile having been binned for repeated infringements just prior.
It seemed as though the late points in the first half had an effect on the Country boys as Melbourne came out firing and were on attack from the start of the second half. It almost came to points when Melbourne winger Joe Kamana made a break to the Eagles’ 5m line. Matters seemed to go from bad to worse when they didn’t make touch on an ensuing scrum penalty and Veainu ran it back. A pass went to ground and Country turned the ball over – alleviating the pressure. It was at this point that Country brought on Brendan McKibbin for Sam Windsor and Andrew Kellaway to replace Watene-Zelezniak. Kellaway was greeted with a hero’s welcome by the crowd.
Melbourne moved the ball back into the Eagles 22 through a penalty and scored after some strong running from Timani, when Debreczeni found some space Veainu and he scored wide to the left. A missed conversion meant the score was at 29-8. From here, the Rising kept doing just that – rising. Sustained pressure and back to back penalties put Melbourne back at Country’s 5m line for a lineout. From there, Lopeti Timani made up for his earlier drop over the line by smashing through to score under the posts almost 17 minutes into the half. The try was converted and the score was 37-8.
The Eagles didn’t quit, though. The game went back and forth until Caydern Neville got his marching orders 10 minutes from full time. At this point, the Eagles went on the attack and kept going until they finally gave up a penalty with three minutes to go. But they weren’t done yet. Will Miller earned a turnover and the ball finally got to Kellaway, who ran 45m and beat a couple of defenders to score his customary try. The crowd rose as if the Eagles had won.
Melbourne Rising: Cruze Ah-Nau, Pat Leafa, Duncan Chubb, Sam Jeffries, Lopeti Timani, Luke Jones, Jordy Reid, Colby Fainga’a, Ben Meehan, Jack Debreczeni, Stacey Ili, Sione Tuipulotu, Dom Shipperley, Justin Marsters, Jonah Placid.
Reserves: Mitch Andrews, Mike Tyler, Tom Moloney, Steve Cummins, Pom Simona, Maradona Farao, Lloyd Johansson, Filipe Vilitati.
NSW Country Eagles: Dane Maraki, Tom Sexton, Dave Faeo, Nick Palmer, Tom Staniforth, Beau Robinson, Mark Baldwin, Sam Figg, Mitch Short, Jono Lance, Charlie Clifton, Dave Horwitz, Ed Stubbs, Jarome MacKenzie, Andrew Kellaway.
Reserves: Peter Nau, Dashville Kuate, Jarome Vaai. Jock Armstrong, BJ Edwards, Angus Pulver, Tom Merritt, Jack Pennington.