NRC Canberra Vikings vs Melbourne Rising Live Stream 2015 Free Online Australia Rugby Championship Round 07 Online Free. Canberra Vikings vs Melbourne Rising match will be kick off at Viking Park, Canberra, Australia, Friday 02 October 2015 online, Time 19:30 (AEDT) NRC Canberra Vikings vs Melbourne Rising Live Streaming and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
It’s been a wonderful campaign thus far for the UC Vikings in 2015, with the Canberra side sitting pretty at the top of the Buildcorp NRC table with a perfect record from their five matches. Their two home matches have seen them score a combined 134 points, while Saturday saw them score a comprehensive 63-37 win over North Harbour Rays in Sydney.
The Rising, meanwhile, were blunted 31-21 by the Perth Spirit in Western Australia on the weekend, and will need to regroup quickly; after returning to Melbourne on Sunday, it’s a short turnaround before again jumping on the plane to Canberra as a squad later this week. Just think about the frequent flyer points, lads! Scott Fuglistaller (shoulder) and Tom English (knee) have this week been ruled out for the remainder of the 2015 NRC, allowing them to be appropriately prepared for the start of pre-season with the Melbourne Rebels ahead of their 2016 Super Rugby campaign.
The Vikings not only benefit from the presence of plenty of 2015 Brumbies Super Rugby players, but also have a number of 2016 Brumbies recruits and a number of players still pushing for a contract with Stephen Larkham’s side next year. Their backline features the silky Wallaby Christian Leali’ifano, who is averaging six conversions per game in the NRC, talented playmakers Nigel Ah-Wong (six tries so far!) and Rodney Iona, and try-scoring outside backs in youngsters Jerome Niumata and James Dargaville, and the hugely experienced Aidan Toua and Francis Fainifo.
Look at the pack, and it tells a familiar tale of experience and young talent. Brumbies mainstays Jordan Smiler, Jarrad Butler and Ita Vaea have been keeping boom back rower Rowan Perry out of the starting side at the moment, while Albert Anae, Robbie Abel, Allan Alaalatoa and Ben Alexander lead the front row stocks. Brumbies starting locks Blake Enever and Rory Arnold also boast considerable ability; they’re one of the competition’s top, if not the lone standout, side on paper.
The forward pack on paper looks very solid with the inclusions of newly signed Brumby Albert Anae, former Brisbane City prop Phil Kite, Blake Enever from Queensland Country who had a good season for the Brumbies and Robbie Abel who returns to Canberra from Perth. Former Brumby Frankie Fainifo is back from France to add some experience to the backline that has some good finishers with the likes of Lausii Taliauli and new recruit Aidan Toua looking to show their speed out wide.
UC Vikings: 1. Allan Alaalatoa, 2.Robbie Abel, 3.Ben Alexander, 4.Rory Arnold, 5.Blake Enever, 6.Jordan Smiler, 7.Jarrad Butler (C), 8.Ita Vaea, 9.Joe Powell, 10.Christian Lealiifano, 11.Lausii Taliauli, 12.James Dargaville, 13.Nigel Ah Wong, 14.Jerome Niumata, 15.Aidan Toua
Reserves: 16.Albert Anae, 17.Sione Taula, 18.Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, 19.Dean Oakman-Hunt, 20.Rowan Perry, 21.Brent Hamlin, 22.Isaac Thompson, 23.Frankie Fainifo.
Melbourne Rising: 1.Fereti Sa’aga, 2.Mitch Andrews, 3.Cruze Ah-Nau, 4.Sam Jeffries, 5.Steve Cummins, 6.Luke Jones, 7.Jordy Reid, 8.Pom Simona, 9.Ben Meehan, 10.Jack Debreczeni (C), 11.Stacey Ili, 12.Sione Tuipulotu, 13.Dom Shipperley, 14.Justin Marsters, 15.Jonah Placid.
Reserves: 16.Jordan Uelese*, 17.Duncan Chubb, 18.Tom Moloney, 19.Murray Douglas, 20.Sione Taufa, 21.Maradona Farao, 22.Lloyd Johansson, 23.Filipe Vilitati.