The National Rugby Championship, NRC, started this weekend in Nausori with Fiji Drua hosting Melbourne Rising. In what promised to be an entertaining match it took 28 minutes for the first try to be posted when Tom English went over for Rising and only a minute later for the flying Fijians to respond. Highlights on YouTube
The second match saw Canberra Vikings hosting Queensland Country in a rematch of last year’s final. Alex Casey from Souths in Brisbane showed his try-scoring ability opening the account for Country. Highlights on YouTube
Western Force was too composed for the Reds studded Brisbane City side winning 47-29.