Melbourne eager to control destiny after disappointing loss

By Henry Jacobs With three rounds remaining in the 2015 National Rugby Championship (NRC) the Melbourne Rising sit in fourth place on the ladder and are eyeing a finals berth for the second year in a row. Saturday’s 31-21 defeat to the Perth Spirit was their second loss of the season and first ever away defeat, however the equation is simple - three wins from their final three games will guarantee the Melbourne side a place in the knockout stage, leaving Zane Hilton’s side’s destiny firmly in their own hands. “The nature of the competition is that most teams are scoring and taking opportunities off other teams mistakes, so from our perspective we’ve just go to continue to minimise those mistakes,“ Hilton said. “Around finals time you need to be playing good rugby and at the moment we’re not . . . we know we need to be better, that’s just the nature of rugby - you have to be honest with the fact that you are not playing well. “There is a number of reasons behind
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