NRC: City in the last chance saloon as Rays look to rebound

by Paul Cook - After owning the fledgling NRC competition for two years, Brisbane City stand on the verge of handing over their title following one win from the opening four rounds. In order to remain in contention for a finals berth, they simply must win this afternoon’s clash at Ballymore with the Sydney Rays, but they face a team smarting from their first defeat of the season last weekend, and one that could plant at least one foot in the finals themselves with victory. So, who wants it more? “We've had a big focus this week on giving it everything we have and we've trained really well all week,” City winger Alex Gibbon told Rugby News. “The Rays play a very fast paced game and use the ball well. They work hard off the ball in defence and attack and I think for us, we just need to focus on our game.” With only two losses in the competition’s first two seasons, City well and truly set the NRC standard. But with Nick Stiles moving to the top of the Queensland Reds coa
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