NRC North Harbour Rays vs Queensland Country Live Stream 2015 Free Online Australia Rugby Championship Round 08 Online Free. North Harbour Rays vs Queensland Country match will be kick off at Pittwater Park, Sydney, Australia, Saturday 10 October 2015 Online, Time 14:00 (AEDT) NRC North Harbour Rays vs Queensland Country Live Streaming and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
North Harbour play the Thursday night fixture for the second week in a row. Last week they held on for a draw in Canberra, the same result they earned the week before against the Rams. They look a solid team except for their scrum which has been shown ineffective at times. While not far off the competition pace, they will certainly need to win here to have a chance of making the finals. That pressure could be telling.
Country come into this fixture fresh off a hiding from the Spirit in Perth. They are second last on the ladder and have struggled to only one NRC win. They have a solid team though and despite last week’s result, generally have good defence. This is the match of the round that has the least significance on the finals series. Perhaps Queensland Country has a very outside chance of sneaking in but they would need a whole lot of unlikely results to fall their way for it to eventuate.
The Rays are sitting on the bottom of the ladder having not experienced a win since their Round 2 upset of the Perth Spirit. Queensland Country are fresh off a bye but have been on somewhat of a form surge of late winning two of their last three games (and being smashed by the Spirit in the other). Last season’s encounter was a classic with Rays winning by three points. Let’s hope this one can be just as entertaining.
Dion Tuamata was the conductor of Country’s latest win in the wet of Newcastle. Standing in for the injured Sam Greene he controlled the game well in the challenging conditions and was a big factor in the win and retains his place at 10 with Greene returning at fullback. Sam Lane has some solid Manly combinations around him to kick the Rays backline into gear. We’ve seen glimpses of it so far, yet not to the level required to pose a threat. This match be the chance the change that.
Boyd Killingworth and Connor Mitchell have not only been two of the most resilient players for their respective teams, they have also been two of the best. Both extremely physical at open side, neither has the outrageous skills of a Liam Gill nor speed of a Michael Hooper, yet both have proven extremely valuable for their physical and cunning approach to the game.
Rays: 1. Mitch Lewis, 2. Luke Holmes (C), 3. Lawrance Hunting, 4. Ruairidh Wilson, 5. Ryan Melrose, 6. Harry Bergelin, 7. Boyd Killingworth, 8. Harry Rorke, 9. Josh Holmes, 10. Sam Lane, 11. John Porch, 12. Reece Hodge, 13. Michael Adams, 14. Tom Hill, 15. Hamish Angus.
Reserves: 16. Vance Elliott, 17 Rory O’connor, 18. Alex Holmes, 19. Cameron Treloar, 20. Mitch Daniel, 21. Tim Donlan, 22. Dennis Pili-Gaitau, 23. Sione Ala.
QLD Country: 1. Sef Fa’agase, 2. Alex Mafi, 3. Taniela Tupou, 4. Tyrell Barker, 5. Phil Potgieter, 6. Maclean Jones, 7. Conor Mitchell, 8. James Turner 9. James Tuttle (c), 10. Dion Taumata, 11. Pierce Fitzgerald, 12. Lagi Setu, 13. Campbell Magnay, 14. Tom Banks, 15. Sam Greene.
Reserves: 16. Campbell Wakely, 17. Haydn Hirsimaki, 18. Rueben Leilua, 19. Milton Sikuea, 20. Jack Cornelsen, 21. Harry Nucifora, 22. Mack Mason, 23. Tyrone Lefau.