Western Force take the lead in round two of the NRC

by Rugby Australia

Round two of the 2019 National Rugby Championship has seen the Western Force rise to the top of the table after overpowering the Fijian Drua in Suva.

Both the NSW Country Eagles and Brisbane City have claimed back to back wins while Queensland Country have withstood a dominate Canberra Vikings outfit to claim their first win of the 2019 season.

Round 2

Fijian Drua 15 defeated by the Western Force 38

Fijian Dura

Tries: Nacanieli Narequva, Seru Valarika
Cons: Peceli Nacebe
Pens: Peceli Nacebe

Western Force

Tries: Johah Placid 3, Tevin Ferris, Byron Ralston, Jake Strachan
Cons: Andrew Deegan 3, Ian Prior

Melbourne Rising 19 defeated by the NSW Country Eagles 29

Melbourne Rising

Tries: Nailati Ukalele, Ross Haylett-Petty, Justin Marsters
Cons: Michael Moloney, James Sooialo

NSW Country Eagles

Tries: Aaron Blacklock 2, Nigel Ah Wong, Connor-James Vest, Tim Clements
Cons: James Kane 2

Brisbane City 52 defeat Sydney 26

Brisbane City

Tries: Jordan Luke 3, Maaloga Konelio 2, Isaac Henry, David Feao, Sam Wallis
Cons: Isaac Henry 2, Isaac Lucas
Pens: Isaac Henry 2


Tries: Jaline Graham 2, Tu’itakau Kioa, Lachlan Swinton
Cons: Tane Edmed

Bond University Queensland Country 36 defeated the Canberra Vikings 23

Queensland Country

Tries: Harry Hoopert, Tate McDermott, Joey Fittock, George Francis, Hamish Stewart, Harry Wilson
Cons: Carter Gordon 3

Canberra Vikings

Tries: Mack Hansen 2, Andy Muirhead
Cons: Ryan Lonergan
Pens: Ryan Lonergan 2

2019 National Rugby Championship Ladder

1. Western Force, 9points

2. NSW Country Eagles, 8points

3. Brisbane City, 7points

4. Queensland Country, 6points

5. Canberra Vikings, 5points

6. Fijian Drua, 2points

7. Sydney, 1point

8. Melbourne Rising, 0points