Watch NRC Sydney Rays vs Perth Spirit Live Stream 2016 Free Online Australia National Rugby Championship Online Free. Sydney Rays vs Perth Spirit match will be kick off at Pittwater Park Stadium, Warriewood, New South Wales, Australia, Sunday 16 October 2016 Online, Time 15:00 (AEDT) NRC Sydney Rays vs Perth Spirit Live Streaming and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
No sign of the mooted return of Scott Fardy in Rays colours this weekend, but it would have been a brave man to drop Jack Dempsey given the young Waratah backrower’s recent form. Consistency remains key for the Rays as Matt Lucas and Damien Fitzpatrick return to the starting side after coming off the bench last week. Jono Lance out for the Spirit is a massive blow but fortunately they can off-set his loss with the return of the brilliant Luke Morahan at fullback.
Both teams will be hoping for clear skies on Sunday afternoon as their last encounter, in Round 2 at North Sydney Oval, was played in torrential rain. While it was tight at half time (8-6 to the Spirit), a Matt Lucas inspired Rays put on the points in the second half to win 28-8. It was the game that stamped the Rays class on this tournament while the Spirit were not terrible but struggled with the conditions. A dry track will please them.
There’s plenty of talent across the park in both teams, but hold on to your hat when it comes to the battle of the centres. For the Rays, Irae Simone has been a revelation and one of the stars of the tournament while Con Foley, outside him, has perhaps snuck under the radar. Foley has played wonderful rugby since returning from Rio and made the 13 jersey his own. He’ll have a wonderful encounter with Billy Meakes, who has been a Spirit stand out and LOVES a physical battle. Inside Meakes will be former Wallaby Ben Tapuai who has been very good this season and brings a rugby brain that will help cover Lance’s loss.
Sydney Rays: 1. Ezra Luxton, 2. Damien Fitzpatrick, 3. Angus Ta’avao, 4. Connor Vest, 5. James Brown, 6. Jack Dempsey, 7. Chris Alcock, 8. Michael Smith, 9. Matt Lucas (c), 10. Angus Sinclair, 11. Harry Jones, 12. Irae Simone, 13. Con Foley, 14. Lochie Creagh, 15. Johnathan Malo/Josh Turner.
Reserves: 16. James Hilterbrand, 17. Rory O’Connor, 18. Lawrence Hunting/Alain Miriallakis, 19. Adrian Hall, 20. Harry Bergelin, 21. Dewet Roos, 22. Sam Lane, 23. Jonathan Malo/Seb Wileman/Richard Woolf/Dennis Pili-Gaitau.
Perth Spirit: 1. Pek Cowan, 2. Heath Tessmann (c), 3. Jermaine Ainsley, 4. Kieran Stringer, 5. Onehunga Havili, 6. Ross Haylett-Petty, 7. Richard Hardwick, 8. Brynard Stander, 9. Ryan Louwrens, 10. Ian Prior, 11. Semisi Masierewa, 12. Ben Tapuai, 13. Billy Meakes, 14. Marcel Brache, 15. Luke Morahan
Reserves: 16. Anaru Rangi, 17. Laione Mulikihaamea, 18. Shambeckler Vui, 19. Grayson Knapp, 20. Russell Burgess, 21. Michael Ruru, 22. AJ Alatimu, 23. Eric Vasukicakau.