Brutal Vikings send warning to NRC rivals

Defense is the key for the Canberra Vikings in 2015 according to coach Brad Harris, after his side opened their season with a brutal bonus point victory over NSW Country in Sydney. After a disappointing 2014, the Vikings were out to prove a point and ran in five tries to two on the back of a strong defensive performance. “That’s what I think this competition will be about. Every team will score a lot of points, but I think it’s going to be about presenting that defensive line and working hard for each other and that’s what we did today,” Harris told Rugby News. Despite trailing early, the Vikings seemed in control for most of the 80 minutes, defending their attacking zone successfully for close to 15 minutes early in the second half. “They had some sustained periods of football where they applied a lot of pressure and we were able to repel that,” Harris said. “We’ve put a big focus on repeat efforts in defense and I thought we did that really well today. Then we
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