SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014   NRC FINAL
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Kick-off 7:30pm  (AEDST) Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane
Referee:  Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant Referees: Will Houston, Damien Mitchelmore
 TMO: Greg Milne
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 BRISBANE CITY PERTH SPIRIT
  1. Pettowa Paraka
  2. Andrew Ready
  3. Sef Faagase
  4. Marco Kotze
  5. Dave McDuling (C)
  6. Curtis Browning
  7. Liam Gill
  8. Jake Schatz
  9. Nick Frisby
  10. Jake McIntyre
  11. Matthew Feaunati
  12. Jack Mullins
  13. Toby White
  14. Chris Kuridrani
  15. Brando Va’aulu

Bench

16. Matthew Mafi
17. David Feao
18. Phil Kite
19. Tim Bucckanan
20. Adam Korczyk
21. Will Thompson
22. James Dalgleish
23. Junior Laloifi

 

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  1. Pek Cowan
  2. Robbie Abel
  3. Oliver Hoskins
  4. Sam Wykes
  5. Brent Murphy
  6. Byrnard Stander
  7. Kone Koteka
  8. Alex Rovira
  9. Ian Prior
  10. Zack Holmes
  11. Marcel Brache
  12. Ammon Matuauto
  13. Solomoni Rasolea
  14. Luke Morahan
  15. Dane Haylett-Petty

Bench

16. Harry Scoble
17. Joe Savage
18. Chris Heiberg
19. Keiran Stringer
20. Richard Hardwick
21. Justin Turner
22. Davis Tavita 23. Christian Joubert

 

Coach: Nick Stiles Coach: Wessels/Foote
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Posted by on 28th November, 2012 in International Rugby, Rugby News, Rugby News - Archived | Comments Off

by Paul Cook - The improvement of Pacific Island rugby in recent years continued at the weekend with Tonga claiming an historic 21-15 victory over Scotland in Aberdeen, a result which led to Scottish head coach Andy Robinson walking away from his post. The Tongans rode their luck at times with a heavy penalty count against them in the first half failing to be punished by Scotland’s unwillingness to kick for the posts – an admirable tactic which grew increasingly pig headed with each...

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Penrith Emus Announce New Coach

Posted by on 24th November, 2012 in Club Rugby, Rugby News, Rugby News - Archived | Comments Off

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Posted by on 26th October, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

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Posted by on 25th October, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

  by Paul Cook - Brisbane City are the first team into the 2014 NRC Grand Final after weathering a gallant challenge from NSW Country Eagles to run out 32-26 winners in Gosford last night. After opening the scoring with a try in the first two minutes, City were overrun by an Eagles side who rallied when Will Miller was sent to the bin, profiting from some Brisbane errors to build a 26-16 lead at the break. But the second half saw the visitors with the benefit of a swirling Central Coast...

NRC: Big Ben Ready To Strike For the Eagles

Posted by on 24th October, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

  by Paul Cook - “I’m absolutely loving it – it’s fantastic!” beams NSW Country Eagles loose forward Ben Matwijow, when asked if he is enjoying his time in the inaugural NRC. A glowing appraisal indeed but perhaps an unsurprising validation given his experiences of the competition thus far. One of a host of emerging young talent vying for a shot at the big time, Matwijow took a punt when he opted to join the Eagles instead of the North Harbour Rays, the natural pathway from his...

NRC Rd 9: City Set For Semis After Comfortable Win Over Vikings

Posted by on 19th October, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

  by Paul Cook - Brisbane City will travel to Gosford for next Friday’s semi-final against the NSW Country Eagles after downing a spirited, if largely toothless, University of Canberra Vikings, 37-16 in a clash that doubled as a Bledisloe Cup curtain raiser at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday. Already assured of a top four finish, all City could do was go out and win and wait on other results to determine their location next weekend and a fast start had them 13-0 up and in control. The...


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Super Rugby: Stephen Moore Commits To Australia For 2 More Years

Posted by on 28th October, 2014 in International Rugby, Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

Brumbies Rugby Media Release - Stephen Moore will remain with the Brumbies post 2015 Rugby World Cup after announcing a one year contract extension on Monday. Teetering on the edge of 150 Super Rugby games and 100 Tests, Moore will almost certainly become Australia’s most experienced player during his next term with the Brumbies. With 131 Super Rugby games and 92 Tests, the Brumbies and Wallabies Captain finds himself behind only George Gregan (SR 136, Tests 139), George Smith (SR 142, Tests...

Wallabies: Kurtley Beale Fined But Free To Continue Playing

Posted by on 25th October, 2014 in International Rugby, Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

ARU Media Release - An independent Code of Conduct Tribunal last night found Qantas Wallaby Kurtley Beale guilty of a serious violation of the ARU Code of Conduct, and handed down a $45,000 fine, for sending an offensive photograph to an ARU employee. The charge related to an image Beale admitted to sending on 9 June 2014. The Tribunal also found evidence did not establish that a second more offensive text and photograph had been sent by Beale. The Tribunal, Chaired by His Honour Judge Mark L...

NRC: Behind the Microphone with Sean Maloney

Posted by on 5th September, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford – On Thursday night I was fortunate enough to be given access to the Fox Sports commentary box while Sean Maloney and George Gregan called North Harbour Rays vs New South Wales Country Eagles. Here’s just a little bit of what went down. It’s a cold, wet night at Brookvale Oval and North Harbour Rays’ speedster Dave Feltscheer latches onto a long cut-out pass from Cam Crawford. He tears off downfield and scores next to the posts to give his side a 21-16 lead...

NRC: Melbourne Rising Inspired by Bruce Springsteen Classic

Posted by on 2nd September, 2014 in Club Rugby, Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

by Brendan Bradford – Mitch Inman admits he’s far more proficient on the footy field than on a drum kit or strapped to a guitar, but the Melbourne back’s wide and varying musical tastes, and membership in the Rising’s leadership group, means he’s helped pen the new lyrics to the side’s victory song. The squad of professional and part-time footballers have belted out the tune twice in as many matches in a perfect start to the inaugural NRC season with wins over the Rays and...


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Posted by on 28th October, 2014 in International Rugby, Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

Brumbies Rugby Media Release - Stephen Moore will remain with the Brumbies post 2015 Rugby World Cup after announcing a one year contract extension on Monday. Teetering on the edge of 150 Super Rugby games and 100 Tests, Moore will almost certainly become Australia’s most experienced player during his next term with the Brumbies. With 131 Super Rugby games and 92 Tests, the Brumbies and Wallabies Captain finds himself behind only George Gregan (SR 136, Tests 139), George Smith (SR 142, Tests...

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Posted by on 25th October, 2014 in International Rugby, Rugby News, Super Rugby | Comments Off

ARU Media Release - An independent Code of Conduct Tribunal last night found Qantas Wallaby Kurtley Beale guilty of a serious violation of the ARU Code of Conduct, and handed down a $45,000 fine, for sending an offensive photograph to an ARU employee. The charge related to an image Beale admitted to sending on 9 June 2014. The Tribunal also found evidence did not establish that a second more offensive text and photograph had been sent by Beale. The Tribunal, Chaired by His Honour Judge Mark L...

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Posted by on 24th October, 2014 in International Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

ARU Media Release - Qantas Wallabies and New South Wales Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has been handed the ultimate honour in Australian Rugby after tonight being named the John Eales Medallist for 2014. At Rugby’s night of nights, the ARU celebrated and acknowledged the men and women in the Australian Rugby community – fans, players, coaches, match officials and administrators – for their dedication, commitment and outstanding performance. The 2014 ceremony was the first time...

Sevens: Brazil Seeking Out Eligible Sevens Players in Australia

Posted by on 23rd October, 2014 in International Rugby, Rugby News | Comments Off

by Jim Davis - Brazilian Rugby Union is searching for new talent to play in their National sevens teams. David Harvey is in the squad currently training at Warringah’s grounds at Pittwater Rugby...


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