NRC: Exciting times ahead as Spirit look for consistency

by Paul Cook - A first-up win over the highly fancied Melbourne Rising two weeks ago, raised more than a few eyebrows towards Perth Spirit’s newest batch of young talent. Relying less heavily on inherent professional talent than their fellow Super Rugby affiliated sides like Rising, the UC Vikings and Brisbane City – certainly up front - Spirit have approached the 2016 season with a view to blooding a host of potential future Force stars. So the 20-16 win came as a welcome early bonus for a team chock-full of greenhorns. Six days later however, they were brought down to earth on a rainy Sydney evening at North Sydney Oval, an impressive start running out of steam as the Sydney Rays turned around a half-time deficit to run out 28-8 victors. The good work against Rising undone, it is that problem of inconsistency that looms once again for a side that has now won just eight and lost 20 of it’s NRC matches in the competition’s three years. But as new captain Jonno Lance confirm
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