Round Three of the National Rugby Championship will see teams vying for crucial competition points with a tightly contested ladder making it anyone’s game.
Sydney host their first home game, while the Western Force will look to consolidate their place at the top of the table.
Sydney v Bond University Queensland Country
Where: Woollahra Oval, Sydney
When: 12:00pm AEST, steamed LIVE FOX SPORTS 503 and on Kayo Sports and RUGBY.com.au
- Sydney will look to break their winless start when they host their first home game of the season.
- Queensland Country Head Coach Rob Seib has named five changes to his starting side with Queensland Reds back Chris Feauai-Sautia set to start at outside centre with Reds teammate Alex Mafi named on the bench.
Canberra Vikings v Brisbane City
Where: Viking Park, Canberra
When: 2:00pm AEST, steamed LIVE on Kayo Sports and RUGBY.com.au
- Vikings Head Coach, Nick Scrivener has made three changes to the team, headlined by the return of Wallabies debutant Rob Valentini to the starting XV.
- Brisbane City has made six changes to the run on side with Queensland Reds front-rowers Ruan Smith and Brendan Paenga-Amosa set to start alongside Michael Wood, Sam Wallis, Hunter Paisami and Lawson Creighton.
NSW Country Eagles v Fijian Drua
Where: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
When: 4:00pm AEST, steamed LIVE on Kayo Sports and RUGBY.com.au
- NSW Country will be hoping to continue their winning ways in Wollongong this weekend, with only one point between them and first place on the ladder.
- The Fijian Drua will be looking for their first victory in 2019 following a draw in round one and a loss to the Western Force in Suva last weekend.
Western Force v Melbourne Rising
Where: University of Western Australia
When: 5:00pm AEST, steamed LIVE on Kayo Sports and RUGBY.com.au
- The Western Force will look to hold their lead at the top of the table after last weekend's convincing win over defending champions Fiji Drua.
- Melbourne Rising are set to boast a backrow full of talent this weekend with Wallaby Richard Hardwick set to pack down with rising stars Rob Leota and Ikapote Tupai in Perth.