NRC wrap: Thrilling draw, gritty fightbacks highlight opening round of competition

NRC wrap: Thrilling draw, gritty fightbacks highlight opening round of competition

A thrilling draw, amazing fightbacks and glimpses of stars of the future - the opening round of the NRC had something for everyone as the Super Saturday quadruple-header played out across the country.


NSW Country burst out of the blocks to start a scoring spree in the opening match that ended with almost 100 points notched up in Perth in an entertaining round of competition which showcased many of the best young stars of the sport.

Fresh from their success at the World Rugby U20 championships in Argentina earlier this year, many of the Junior Wallabies showed signs they are set to emerge as stars of the open ranks, with Canberra's Noah Lolesio, Brisbane City's Isaac Lucas and Queensland Country's Harry Wilson among the stars of the opening round.

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