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  • How the NRC Must Change to Survive

    Seven weeks ago, I wrote an article describing the upcoming changes to the Australian rugby calendar and...

  • A examination of the Australian third-tier: what is the future of the NRC?

    It’s a topic of discussion that I’ve been dreading for a long time. But a difficult topic...

  • The Case for Scrapping the NRC

    There has been a lot of discussion about the future of international and Australian rugby this year....

  • Five Fearless 2019 New Year Predictions – Only Up From Here?

    Well, ladies and gentleman, first things first: Happy New Year!  The shambles that was 2018 is history,...

  • The 2018 NRC Wrap Party

    History was made on the weekend with the Fiji Drua becoming the first non-Australian team to win...

  • And the 2018 NRC Champions Are……..

    At 13:15 today (Saturday, 27 October 2018) I made sure my water cup was full and my...

  • NRC Grand Final Preview: Fiji Drua v QLD Country

    The fifth iteration of the NRC culminates this weekend with an enticing match up between two of the...

  • Quade Cooper wins 2018 NRC Player of the Year award

    It’s been a big couple of days for Quade Cooper.  Yesterday it was announced that he would be kick-starting his Super Rugby career by signing with the Melbourne Rebels. Today, as if to justify the Rebel’s decision, Cooper was named the National Rugby Championship Player of the Year for 2018. To further...

  • Winner Takes it All (To Fiji)

    Queensland Country and the Western Force fought out a high scoring game when they met at Bond University in the regular season, with the Force prevailing. With a place in the big dance on the line, who would book their seats for the daunting flight to Fiji? On paper, these are two...

  • Fijian Drua rundown Canberra Vikings in thrilling semi final

    The Fijian Drua have overcome an 11 point difference at halftime to defeat the Canberra Vikings 35-28...

  • NRC 2018 Semi Final Preview

    I may have mentioned once or twice or pretty much every week how quick this NRC season is. It leaves absolutely no margin for error nor for teams trying to work their way into the tournament, as Brisbane City found out. So here we sit, on Semi-Final eve once again. And it’s...

  • Monday’s Rugby News

    Mondays Rugby News sees The final round of the NRC, Liam Gill wants to come home, Lukhan Tui extends his break and English and Clark commit.    

  • Vikings beat Brisbane City in NRC slogfest

    With a place in the finals on the line, the Canberra Vikings travelled to a sodden Easts Rugby Club in suburban Brisbane to take on home-town Brisbane City. Which team would handle the conditions best? Who would emerge with a daunting semi-final trip to Fiji? The Match: As the game started, it...

  • Melbourne Rising Overpower Sydney Rays in Ballarat

    It’s a warm but windy day at St Patrick’s College in Ballarat, today’s venue for the match...

  • Fiji Drua defeat the Force in blistering last round NRC clash

    The expected rain was delivered earlier in the morning, leaving the match window with blue skies ready for a game of rugby and with top of the table and the Horan-Little shield on the offer there was plenty to play for, and what a game it turned out to be. The undercard...

  • Our Time has Come.

    It’s one of my favourite scenes of all time; “The path of the righteous man is beset on...

  • NRC Round 7 Preview

    Here we go. It’s all our nothing this weekend. The final round of the this lighting NRC...

  • Brisbane City come from behind to down NSW Country

    As an Eagles fan, this one hurts. But I can’t deny it was a cracker of a match. In a classic armwrestle, Brisbane City kept their finals hopes alive with a last gasp 27-28 win over NSW Country in Camden this afternoon.  On a soggy day in front of a decent crowd...

  • Force hold on in thriller with Rising

    It took the Melbourne Rising six weeks to find their compass and to play a match in...

  • QLD County run Rays ragged in 2nd half rampage

    Second last round of the season. Last home game for Queensland country. The boys from the bush need to win at least one of their last two games to be assured of a place in the finals. Winning both of them would make their life easier. The Rays on the other hand...