NRC: City wary of Rams as they seek return to winning ways

by Paul Cook - After 14 wins in a row, stretching all the way back to round eight of the inaugural 2014 NRC season, it was perhaps inevitable that Brisbane City’s dominant run would come to an end at some point. That it did so in the opening week of the 2016 season, at the hands of the NSW Country Eagles last Saturday in Sydney, may, on reflection, have been the most opportune moment for the two-time reigning Premiers to finally hit a hurdle. As short a competition as the NRC is, one loss is unlikely to cost you a place in the final four, and for it to happen right at the start of proceedings, may prove to be a blessing in disguise for a team that is still bedding in several newcomers, as well as a fledgling head coach. “It obviously wasn't the result we were after,” new City captain Sam Talakai told Rugby News this week. “But I think it hit home to many members in our squad. We’ve got a lot of young blokes in this team and the start of this NRC competition is really about
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