NRC NSW Country Eagles vs Melbourne Rising Live Stream 2016 Free Online Australia National Rugby Championship Online Free. NSW Country Eagles vs Melbourne Rising match will be kick off at Coogee Oval Sports ground, New South Wales, Australia, Saturday 15 October 2016 Online, Time 15:00 (AEDT) NRC NSW Country Eagles vs Melbourne Rising Live Streaming and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
While the NRC is most definitely about providing developing opportunities for club players, fringe Super Rugby players, and developing Super Rugby players, it’s always great to see the Wallabies get a run as well. The Eagles will off-set the loss of Ned Hannigan, who injured his ankle in the 2nd last round, with Tom Robertson and Tolu Latu. The Rising, meanwhile, have picked recent test debutant Sefa Naivalu in an attack heavy backline while hooker James Hanson has been named on the bench (whether he stays there we will wait and see).
There’s been a fair bit of footy played since these two teams faced off back in Round 3 in front of a large Tamworth crowd. The Eagles won on that occasion, 32-30, on the back of a dominant first half leading 32-8 at the break. As you can see, it was a different story in the second half when the Rising stormed back into contention and were pressuring the Eagles’ line hard at the close before giving away a penalty to grant NSW Country the win. The game was one of skill and intensity and we can only hope the semi-final in Newcastle is of similar ilk.
There’s some great one on one match ups (whether they actually ever ‘match up’ is irrelevant) in this game, with a couple of stand outs. Young Tom Robertson re-joins the Eagles on a high having just returned from his first Wallaby tour. Up against him in the scrum will be the veteran Toby Smith whose position Robertson took in that Wallaby squad. A little further out we have Reece Robinson up against Sefa Naivalu. Naivalu is another returning Wallaby, albeit one probably a little sick of just holding tackle bags. Meanwhile Robinson has been in the rugby form of his life and has been killing it at the end of the Eagles’ backline.
NSW Country Eagles: 1 Paddy Ryan (c), 2 Tolu Latu, 3 Tom Robertson, 4 Rohan O’Regan, 5 Tim Buchanan, 6 Sam Figg, 7 Rowan Perry, 8 Sam Ward, 9 Jake Gordon, 10 Andrew Deegan, 11 Alex Newsome, 12 Kyle Godwin, 13 David Horwitz, 14 Reece Robinson, 15 Andrew Kellaway.
Reserves: 16 Folau Fainga’a, 17 Jed Gillespie, 18 Sam Needs, 19 Ryan McCauley, 20 Tom Cusack, 21 Mark Baldwin, 22 Tayler Adams, 23 Angus Roberts
Melbourne Rising: 1 Toby Smith, 2 Pat Leafa 3 Tyrel Lomax, 4 Sam Jeffries, 5 Alex Toolis, 6 Ikapote Tupai, 7 Jordy Reid, 8 Colby Fainga’a, 9 Mick Snowden, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 11 Jonah Placid, 12 Sione Tuipulotu, 13 Tom English, 14 Sefa Naivalu, 15 Dom Shipperley.
Reserves: 16 James Hanson, 17 Tom Moloney, 18 Tim Metcher, 19 Rob Valetini, 20 Jordan Uelese, 21 Keisuke Yamada, 22 Taiso Silafai-Leaana, 23 Ah-Mu Tuimalealiifano.