Western Force surge ahead in round three of the NRC

Western Force surge ahead in round three of the NRC

Round three of the 2019 National Rugby Championship has seen the Western Force continue their unbeaten streak, overpowering the Melbourne Rising in Perth to secure their place at the top of the table.




In other matches, both the Canberra Vikings and Sydney claimed their first win at home, while the Fijian Drua are yet to win a game following a draw with the NSW Country Eagles in Wollongong. 



Sydney 47 defeat Bond University Queensland Country 26
Sydney

Tries: Cameron Clark 2, Charlie Gamble, Lalakai Foketi, Harry Burey
Cons: Will Harrison 5



Queensland Country 
Tries: Joey Fittock, Rohan Saifoloi, Tate McDermott
Cons: Rohan Saifoloi 2 



Canberra Vikings 36 defeat Brisbane City 35
Canberra Vikings

Tries: Luke Gersekowski, Lachlan Lonergan, Andy Muirhead, Toni Pulu, Thomas Wright
Cons: Ryan Lonergan 4
Pens: Ryan Lonergan

Brisbane City
Tries: Tuaina Taii Tualima, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Teti Tela, Penalty Try
Cons: Isaac Lucas 4 



NSW Country Eagles 24 tie with Fijian Drua 24
NSW Country Eagles

Tries: Jack Grant, Mark Nawaqanitawase, Ofa Manuofetoa, Tom Horton
Cons: James Kane, Connor O’Shea 


Fijian Drua
Tries: Peni Matawalu, Epeli Radaniva, Nacanieli Narequva 
Cons: Enele Tikotani 3 
Pens: Seru Vularika 


Western Force 38 defeat Melbourne Rising 19
Western Force

Tries: Byron Ralston 3, Brynard Stander, Andrew Ready, Johan Bardoul
Cons: Ian Prior 4


Melbourne Rising
Tries: Justin Marsters, Richard Hardwick, Vaauli Faamausili 
Cons: James Sooialo 


2019 National Rugby Championship Competition Ladder:
1. Western Force, 14points
2. NSW Country Eagles, 10points
3. Canberra Vikings, 9points
4. Brisbane City, 8points
5. Queensland Country, 6points
6. Sydney, 6points
7. Fijian Drua, 4points
8. Melbourne Rising, 0points

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