NRC Free Perth Spirit vs Canberra Vikings Live Stream 2015 Online Australia Rugby Championship Round 04 Online. Watch Free Perth Spirit vs Canberra Vikings match will be kick off at McGillivray Fields, Perth, Australia, Saturday 12 September 2015 online, Time 17:30 (AEDT). NRC Perth Spirit vs Canberra Vikings Live Streaming and its broadcast On Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
The Spirit reacts during the round 1 match of the Buildcorp National Rugby Championships between University of Canberra Vikings and Perth Spirit on the 23rd of August 2014 at Viking Park, Canberra, Australia. McGillivray Fields host this match between the team that has probably been the most impressive so far and the one that has probably been the most disappointing. Whilst the Rays have had to face number 1 and 2 on the ladder (this week they face number 3), their 2nd round loss to the Rays was really one that got away for the 2014 Grand Finalists.
The Vikings have travelled along fairly untested so far, in a way that has been eerily similar to the Rising of 2014, having scored bonus point wins in both of their games this season. Their challenge this week will be trying to get their head around who they will actually face in the Spirit side, as the Perth unit continue with their rotational tactic.
I have to chuck a caveat in here as this is undoubtedly the hardest match up to do in advance of teams being named. I’ve failed in my guesses as to the Vikings team twice in a row now, and the Spirit is just too hard to pick given their policy of mixing teams up every week. But let’s give it a go.
Nigel Ah Wong has been terrorising opposition in the early rounds combining his pace and size to wreak havoc on defensive lines. In both those games he’s had about 10kgs (and 10cm) on his direct opposite number. This week we could see Junior Rasoloea finally match him for physicality for the Spirit meaning Ah-Wong should not get it all his own way in defence nor attack.
Who would have thought that the NRC will end up being such a breading ground for props? Australia currently has a group of props coming through that should have members of the Front Rowers Union beaming with pride. This weekend we get to see a few more of them bumping heads (and other body parts) in 22 year old Ollie Hoskins (off the bench this week) and 21 year old Allan Alaalatoa. The NRC is providing these guys access to high level coaching and competition for an extended part of the year, which is assisting in their set piece development but also enhancing their general field play.
Spirit – LLL
Vikings – BWW
Tip: Vikings by 18
Spirit: 1. Francois van Wyk, 2. Anaru Rangi, 3. Tetera Faulkner, 4. Adrian Hall, 5. Ross Haylett-Petty, 6. Alex Rovira, 7. Kane Koteka, 8. Angus Cottrell (C), 9. Ryan Louwrens, 10. Luke Burton, 11. Brad Lacey, 12. Solomoni Rasolea, 13. Ammon Matuauto, 14. Maalonga Konelio, 15. Daley Harper.
Interchange: 16. Conan Houkamau, 17. Joe Savage, 18. Oliver Hoskins, 19. Riley Winter, 20. Auega Seumanutafa, 21. Michael Ruru, 22. Nick Jooste, 23. Davis Tavita
Vikings: 1. Allan Alaalatoa, 2. Robbie Abel, 3. Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, 4. Jordan Smiler, 5. Blake Enever, 6. Dean Oakman-Hunt, 7. Jarrad Butler ©, 8. Ita Vaea, 9. Joe Powell, 10. Rodney Iona, 11. Lausii Taliauli, 12. James Dargaville, 13. Nigel Ah Wong, 14. Francis Fainifo, 15. Aidan Toua.
Interchange: 16. Albert Anae, 17. Sione Taula, 18. Tyrel Lomax, 19. Rowan Perry, 20. Gareth Clouston, 21. Brent Hamlin, 22. Mitch Third, 23. Jerome Niumata