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  • National Rugby Championship
    The 2018 NRC Wrap Party

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

  • National Rugby Championship
    And the 2018 NRC Champions Are……..

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

  • Fiji
    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...

  • National Rugby Championship
    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...

  • National Rugby Championship
    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...

  • Fiji
    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...

  • National Rugby Championship
    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...

  • Brisbane City NRC
    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
    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...

  • National Rugby Championship
    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...

  • Rugby
    Clampett Cup Match Review

    The NRC headed to Tamworth for the final round clash of two “country” teams in the competition....

  • National Rugby Championship
    NRC Round 7 Preview

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

  • National Rugby Championship
    Force hold on in thriller with Rising

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

  • National Rugby Championship
    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...

  • Rugby
    Vikings still to conquer the Pacific

    The Vikings of yore never made it as far as the pacific, so the historical backdrop to...

  • National Rugby Championship
    NRC Round 6 Preview

    Last weekend pretty much went to plan with just the one upset when Brisbane City got the best of their QLD Country rivals (hey, but I picked it!).  It does mean a fair bit of a shake up of the ladder with QLD Country and the Western Force basically swapping positions. Despite...

  • National Rugby Championship
    Western Force run the Rays ragged.

    This week saw the Sydney Rays travel across the country to attempt to win the Horan-Little shield off the current holders, the Western Force in Perth. A wonderful warm and clear day greeted them and the Rays jumped out of the blocks with all of the early running, trapping the Force deep...

  • Brisbane City NRC
    Brisbane City take the glory over QLD Country

    Another NRC game that had the potential to impacted by rain as the Wests Rugby Union club...

  • National Rugby Championship
    Drua do a number on NSW Country Eagles

    A big day of activities planned by Fiji Rugby, culminating in the NRC match between their top...

  • National Rugby Championship
    NRC Round 5 Preview

    The bullet express preliminary season is just three rounds away from completion. So while we can sit...