National Rugby Championship Round Four Preview

The Western Force will look to continue their lead, while NSW Country look to soar to the top of the table.

Fijian Drua v Sydney

Where: Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji

When: 12:00pm AEST, streamed live on FOX SPORTS 506 and on Kayo Sports and

  • The Drua are looking to notch their first win of the season after a heartbreaking draw with NSW Country last week.
  • Sydney posted one of the upsets of the season with their win against last year’s grand finalists Queensland Country and will be looking to win back to back matches.

Western Force v Canberra Vikings

Where: University of Western Australia, Perth

When: 5:00pm AEST, steamed LIVE on Kayo Sports and

  • The Western Force will be looking to win their fourth game in a row after only making one change to the side with Tom Sherminant being added to the bench.
  • The Vikings last beat the Force in Canberra, however a now in-form side will look to take down the competition favourites as the competition approaches its midpoint.

Melbourne Rising v Bond University Queensland Country

Where: Mars Stadium, Ballarat

When: 1:00pm AEST, steamed LIVE on Kayo Sports and

  • Melbourne Rising will have a winning edge this weekend with Wallaby Luke Jones returning to the NRC as the side look for their first win in 2019.
  • Queensland Country have ushered in six changes to the side as they take on the Rising with Harry Hoopert, Will Dearden, Harry Hockings, Jonathan Kent, Chris Feauai-Sautia and former Australian Sevens speedster Tom Lucas all returning to the starting fold.

Brisbane City v NSW Country Eagles

Where: Norths Rugby Club, Brisbane

When: 4:00pm AEST, steamed LIVE on Kayo Sports and

  • Brisbane City have made seven changes ahead if their clash against NSW Country with Nick Chapman, Tuaina Tualima and Rhys Van Nek all making their starting debuts.
  • The NSW Country Eagles will be looking to climb to the top of the ladder with a bonus-point win giving them the opportunity to overtake the Force.

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