National Rugby Championship Round Seven Preview

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National Rugby Championship Round Seven Preview

Friday 13 October

Canberra Vikings v NSW Country Eagles

Where: Viking Park, Canberra

When: 6:00pm AEDT, streamed live on Kayo Sports and RUGBY.com.au T

  • The Country Eagles will be looking to secure a home semi-final this Friday night, with a win over the Vikings seeing them move into second position on the table.
  • Connal McInerney will captain the Canberra Vikings for the first time during the sides third consecutive home match.

Saturday 12 October

Sydney v Western Force

Where: Woollahra oval, Sydney

When: 12:05pm AEDT, streamed live on FOX SPORTS 505, Kayo Sports and RUGBY.com.au

  • Sydney will be looking to end their 2019 season on a high, with a bonus-point win potentially seeing them move up from the bottom of the ladder.
  • The Western Force have recalled Aisake Meo and Chris Miller into the starting side as the minor-premiers look to test combinations ahead of the semi-finals.

Fijian Drua v Bond University Queensland Country

Where: Lawaga Park, Sigatoka, Fiji

When: 2:05pm AEDT, streamed live on Kayo Sports and RUGBY.com.au

  • Queensland Country has made three changes to the side ahead of their must-win clash against Fiji with Jethro Felemi, Reuben Wall and Liam Wright all returning to the starting lineup.
  • The Fijian Drua will be looking to utilise their home ground advantage with a win seeing them overtake Queensland Country and secure their place in the semi-finals.

Brisbane City v Melbourne Rising

Where: Easts Rugby Club, Brisbane

When: 3:05pm AEST, streamed live on Kayo Sports and RUGBY.com.au

  • Brisbane City will be looking to keep their chances of finals contention alive, with a win over an inform Melbourne Rising potentially seeing the team make it into the top four.
  • The Melbourne Rising has made three changes in their final match of the 2019 competition with Ikapote Tupai, Delai Moto and Lolohea Loco all joining the starting side.

Following round seven the top four teams on the competition ladder will qualify for the semi-finals.