NRC Free Canberra Vikings vs Brisbane City Live Streaming 2015 Online Australia Rugby Championship Round 08 Online Free. Canberra Vikings vs Brisbane City match will be kick off at Viking Park, Canberra, Australia, Saturday 10 October 2015 Online, Time 13:00 (AEDT) NRC Canberra Vikings vs Brisbane City Live Streaming and its broadcast On Fox Sports.
The Vikings have failed to impress this NRC season. They come off a disappointing draw against the Rays last week in Canberra. While they dominated the scrum, the rest of their game lacked the accuracy and fluency expected from such an experienced side The Eagles came off a well-earned break to hold out a determined Stars team at Leichardt last week. While not entirely dominant they will be better for the hit out and showed good discipline and application with the game in the balance. Look up Patty Dellit’s superb hit and pilfer for a great example of this.
Well this is it. We’ve waited long enough and the moment has arrived. The undefeated Brisbane City will travel to Viking Park to take on the undefeated Canberra Vikings. You couldn’t ask for a closer match up as both teams sit on six wins, five bonus points and Brisbane with just a two point better for and against. Brisbane’s marginally better defensive record could be a critical factor in the outcome of this match.
Whilst both teams have ample Super Rugby talent, there are also plenty of next tier players who have been ably pushing their cause. Players such as Junior Laloifi, Henry Taefu, Luke Beauchamp and Ben Hyne for Brisbane and Robbie Abel, Rodney Iona and Isaac Thompson have worked well with their more fancied team mates and have been just as crucial as the stars in guiding their team’s success.
Two experienced yet young open sides will face up again on Saturday arvo when Jarrad Butler and Liam Gill take the field as opposing captains. Their leadership will be crucial as will be their work around the field. Brisbane have had the luxury of resting Gill of late, so he should be fresh and firing for this challenge. Butler has scored a half dozen tries this season, all from the back of the driving maul so City will need to be up for that challenge.
Another little interesting contest will come at the back of the pack where the form player of the competition, Ita Vaea, will face up against 2015 Player of the National Under 20 Tournament, Adam Korczyk on his return from a long term injury. It will be a massive ask for Korczyk, into the squad for Scott Higginbotham who is out with a minor groin injury, to nullify the hard running Vaea.
Allan Alaalatoa and Sam Talakai have been two of the competition’s stand out front runners in a tournament that has confirmed the current strength in Australia’s scrummaging ranks. Whilst the Wallabies were teaching the Poms a lesson at Twickenham, Alaalatoa and Talakai have been anchoring powerful scrummaging units in the NRC. This week they go head to head in a scrum clash that should have the scrum fans of Australia salivating.
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. Lausi Taliauli, 12. Rodney Iona, 13. Nigel Ah Wong, 14. James Dargaville, 15. Isaac Thompson.
Reserves: 16. Albert Anae, 17. Sione Taula, 18. Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, 19. Dean Oakman-Hunt, 20. Rowan Perry, 21. Brent Hamlin, 22. Mitch Third, 23. Frankie Fainifo.
Brisbane City: 1. Pettowa Paraka, 2. Andrew Ready, 3. Sam Talakai, 4. Corey Thomas, 5. Cadeyrn Neville, 6. Waita Setu, 7. Liam Gill (C), 8. Adam Korczyk, 9. Nick Frisby, 10. Jake McIntyre, 11. Junior Laloifi, 12. Henry Taefu, 13. Samu Kerevi, 14. Chris Kuridrani, 15. Karmichael Hunt.
Reserves: 16. Matt Mafi, 17. Markus Vanzati, 18. Feao Fotuaika, 19. Ben Hyne, 20. Luke Beauchamp, 21. Moses Sorovi, 22. Alex Gibbon, 23. Andy Muirhead.