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NRC 2019 Draw

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by MungoMan, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. MungoMan Chris McKivat (8)

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    I don't have any ties with Qld clubs or state / national administration and I've not been able to spot anything on-line regarding when the 2019 competition begins (assuming it does). Mildly annoying, since I very much enjoy heading off to NRC games.

    Has anything been announced, or even whispered, about when proceedings commence?
  2. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Draw will be released this week.

    Has been rumoured that it will start a week (or perhaps 2) after Shute Shield GF.
  3. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    Rumours games will be early arvo during RWC so they don't get in the way of RWC games
  4. MungoMan Chris McKivat (8)

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    Goodoh. Mildly pleased it wasn't merely me being too pisspoor at basic research!

    Awaiting further news with bated etc. Like the NRC games, I do.
  5. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    2019 National Rugby Championship Draw (all times are local)
    Round 1:
    Saturday 31 August - NSW Country v Sydney, 12.00pm, Apex Oval, Dubbo*
    Saturday 31 August - Melbourne Rising v Canberra Vikings, 1.30pm, Box Hill Rugby Club, Melbourne
    Saturday 31 August - Brisbane City v Fiji Drua, 3.00pm, GPS Rugby Club, Brisbane
    Saturday 31 August - Western Force v Queensland Country, 3.00pm, UWA, Perth

    Round 2:
    Saturday 7 September - Fiji Drua v Western Force, 3.00pm, ANZ Stadium, Suva
    Saturday 7 September - Melbourne Rising v NSW Country, 3.30pm, Bailey Reserve, Adelaide*
    Sunday 8 September - Brisbane City v Sydney, 1.00pm, Bond University, Gold Coast
    Sunday 8 September - Queensland Country v Canberra Vikings, 3.00pm, Bond University, Gold Coast

    Round 3:
    Saturday 14 September - Sydney v Queensland Country, 12.00pm, Woollahra Oval, Sydney*
    Saturday 14 September - Canberra Vikings v Brisbane City, 2.00pm, Viking Park, Canberra
    Saturday 14 September - NSW Country v Fiji Drua, 4.00pm, WIN Stadium, Wollongong
    Sunday 15 September - Western Force v Melbourne Rising, 3.00pm, UWA, Perth

    Round 4:
    Saturday 21 September - Fiji Drua v Sydney, 2.00pm, Churchill Park, Lautoka*
    (Saturday 21 September- Australia v Fiji, 2.45pm AEST)
    Saturday 21 September - Western Force v Canberra Vikings, 3.00pm, UWA, Perth
    Sunday 22 September - Melbourne Rising v Queensland Country, 1.00pm, Mars Stadium, Ballarat
    Sunday 22 September - Brisbane City v NSW Country, 4.00pm, Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane

    Round 5:
    Saturday 28 September - Canberra Vikings v Fiji Drua, 12.00pm, Viking Park, Canberra*
    Saturday 28 September - Queensland Country v Brisbane City, 4.00pm, Marley Brown Oval, Gladstone
    Sunday 29 September - Sydney v Melbourne Rising, 1.00pm, Woollahra Oval, Sydney
    Sunday 29 September - NSW Country v Western Force, 3.00pm, Port Macquarie Regional Stadium, Port Macquarie

    Round 6:
    Saturday 5 October - Canberra Vikings v Sydney, 12.00pm, Viking Park, Canberra*
    (Saturday 5 October, Australia v Uruguay, 3.15pm AEST)
    Saturday 5 October - Melbourne Rising v Fiji Drua, 5.30pm, Casey Fields, Melbourne
    Sunday 6 October - Queensland Country v NSW Country, 3.00pm, Bond University, Gold Coast
    Sunday 6 October - Western Force v Brisbane City, 3.00pm, UWA, Perth

    Round 7:
    Friday 11 October - Canberra Vikings v NSW Country, 6.00pm, Viking Park, Canberra
    (Friday 11 October- Australia v Georgia, 9.15pm)
    Saturday 12 October - Sydney v Western Force, 12.00pm, Woollahra Oval, Sydney*
    Saturday 12 October - Fiji Drua v Queensland Country, 3.00pm, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka
    Saturday 12 October - Brisbane City v Melbourne Rising, 3.00pm, Easts Rugby Club, Brisbane

    Saturday 19 October - 1st v 4th*
    Sunday 20 October - 2nd v 3rd*

    Saturday 26 October*
  6. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    One match per round will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS with the remaining games to be shown LIVE on Kayo Sports and RUGBY.com.au.
  7. Shaker Ron Walden (29)

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    Im doing Analysis for Country this season so i am keen.
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  8. VassMan Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Wouldn't it be better if Rising and Vikings changed name to match the Super team as it is essentially run by them to get some brand recognition and maybe more people going to games. I remember telling people that I was going to a Spirit game years ago and having to explain it was the Western Force playing in a lower competition.
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  9. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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    Booked in to Woolahra Oval on Sep 14. Despite being a city boy, my colours are firmly in the Country camp.

    A pity Brissie is not playing in Sydney this year.

    Happy they're playing in Gladstone, I wish a couple more of the Goldie games were in Mackay, Townsville Toowoomba though.

    NSW Country touring is also impressive, well done NSWRU :)

    Great to see proper footy on show in regional Australia, let's try and get more next year.
  10. VassMan Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Good to see Melbourne going to Adelaide and Ballarat also
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  11. Adam84 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    All matches broadcast on Rugby.com.au this year, in addition all games will also broadcast on either Foxsports or Kayo.

    So glad they've gotten rid of that stupid foxsports streaming system, it broke down too many times last year.
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  12. Penguin Colin Windon (37)

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    5 of the 7 Match of the rounds on Fox Sports involve Sydney. None involve the Brisbane City side. Seems reasonable seeing as the Sydney clubs are right behind the concept and are clearly the spiritual home of Rugby in Australia.
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  13. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    all matches are free to air. So now we're whinging about matches BEING on fox? Can't catch a break with this place
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  14. Penguin Colin Windon (37)

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    I appreciate that all games are available for all to watch. It's a fantastic initiative to help grow the game and garner interest. Nor is it really a whinge Reg, more an observation. Match of the round will have commentary and is obviously deemed the more superior game, no? Would be fairer to all teams to share the prestige right? Especially since the rest of the country is behind the NRC succeeding whereas the more persuasive Sydney clubs would love for it to disappear. Again.
  15. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    Yay I can watch matches without having to try and remember how to log into fox sports to watch - great move
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  16. Adam84 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Im pretty sure the the other games will still have commentary, what will be lacking will be the additional camera angles that Foxsports mandates as a minimum for their sporting broadcasts. I think a Foxsports broadcast requires like 6 different cameras at a minimum, whereas Kayo can get away with 2 or 3.
  17. Charlie G Frank Row (1)

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    Interested to see how Brisbane City fare this season off the back of a fairly average season for the reds. I am backing the mighty rising to have a ripper
  18. Penguin Colin Windon (37)

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    I guess I was more thinking about the streaming service from Rugby Australia.
    It's great that there are so many options to watch all matches and availability for all budgets.
    RA are definitely to be commended for giving the NRC a good shot at gathering interest.
    Looking forward to a great comp!
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  19. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    I think making all Sydney’s home games at one ground a smart move to try and build support. Although prefer concord as closer to my home - woollahara still very accessible. Wonder if this is a precursor to western Sydney side joining Grr and in turn nrx next year (which would play home Games out west)
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  20. Eyes and Ears Arch Winning (36)

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    Isn't Concord being demolished?

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