Brisbane City Hold Off Rising to Reach NRC Semis
Brisbane City put a a strong defensive effort in the second half of their final round NRC game against Melbourne Rising to hang on to win 24-21.
With other results going their way, they have qualified for the NRC finals, and will play the Western Force in Perth next weekend.
Brisbane City 24 (Tries: Teti Tela, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Isaac Lucas, Sam Wallis Cons: Bryce Hegarty 2) defeated the Melbourne Rising 21 (Tries: Rob Leota , Navarre Haisila, Penalty Try; Cons: James Sooialo 3)
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2019 National Rugby Championship Semi Finals: Semi-Final #1 – Western Force v Brisbane City, Saturday 19 October, 3.00pm (AEDT) Semi-Final #2 – Canberra Vikings v Fijian Drua, Sunday 20 October, 3.00pm (AEDT)
Other Round Seven Results:
Canberra Vikings 27 (Tries: Toni Pulu, Len Ikitau, Pete Samu, Tom Banks; Cons: Ryan Lonergan 2 Pens: Ryan Lonergan) defeated the NSW Country Eagles 19 (Tries: Mark Nawaqanitawase, Maclean Jones, Jake Gordon; Cons: Connor O’Shea 2)
Sydney 33 (Tries: Triston Reilly, Will Harrison, Ryan McCauley, Joe Cotton, Penalty Try; Cons: Will Harrison 3) defeated by the Western Force 57 (Tries: Pama Fou 2, Byron Ralston 2, Harrison Lloyd, Andrew Deegan, Alifeleti Kaituu, Carlo Tizzano, Chris Miller; Cons: Andrew Deegan 5, Jake Strachan)
Fijian Drua 26 (Tries: Johnny Dyer, Levani Kurimudu, Apisalome Waqatabu, Levani Kurimudu; Cons: Enele Tikotani 3) defeat Bond University Queensland Country 25 (Tries: Harry Wilson, Joey Fittock, Penalty Try; Cons: Rohan Saifoloi 2; Pens: Rohan Saifoloi)