Western force win thriller as Canberra Vikings steal victory from the Eagles

by Rugby Australia

In round four of the National Rugby Championship, the Western Force have returned to winning ways after a thrilling 42-40 victory against Queensland Country on the Gold Coast.

A 75th minute match winning try to back Jack McGregor sealed the victory for the Western Australians against the defending premiers.

Brisbane City made it back to back victories after accounting for the Melbourne Rising 33-28 in Adelaide.

Quade Cooper slotted four conversions as in the five try affair, as the Queensland side moved further up the NRC ladder.

In the other match the Canberra Vikings stole victory from the NSW Country Eagles with a last dash try to secure victory in Armidale and Sydney fell to fast finishing Fiji Drua at Concord Oval in Sydney at the death.

Western Force 42 defeated Queensland Country 40

Western Force

Tries: Brache 2, Davies 2, McGregor, Dakuwaqa Conversions: Prior 6

Queensland Country

Tries: Kibble, Petaia, Finefueaki, Campbell, McDermott, Paia'aua Conversions: Stewart 5

Brisbane City 33 defeated Melbourne Rising 28

Melbourne Rising

Tries: Ruru, Tuipulotu , Meakes, King Cons: King 4

Brisbane City

Tries: Tasi 2, Hunt, Thompson-Te Muunu, Foley Cons: Cooper 4

NSW Country Eagles 17 was defeated the Canberra Vikings 24

NSW Country

Tries: Newsome, penalty try Cons: Mason Pens: Mason

Canberra Vikings

Tries: Jackson-Hope, Taliauli, Valetini Cons: Hawera 3 Pens: Hawera

Sydney 31 was defeated by the Fiji Drua 34

Sydney

Tries: Rona 2, Vest, Davis, Buaserau Cons: Burey 3

Fiji Drua

Tries: Waqatabu 2, Veitokani 2, Reece, Tuisue Cons: Waqatabu 2

2018 NRC ladder

1. Fiji Drua 14 points

2. Queensland Country 14 points

3. Canberra Vikings 13 points

4. Western Force 13 points

5. Brisbane City 9 points

6. Melbourne Rising 7 points

7. NSW Country Eagles 5 points

8. Sydney 1 points