NRC: Porecki and Lah Prove it’s on for Young and Old

by Brendan Bradford – North Harbour Rays front-rowers Dave Porecki and Nick Lah represent the opposite ends of the playing spectrum in the newly minted NRC competition which kicked-off on the weekend. This competition's goal is to facilitate the progression from club to Super Rugby for the new-breed of players like 21-year-old Porecki, who is fresh off an impressive sophomore season with Shute Shield side Manly. Meanwhile 33-year-old Lah is the ever-dependable veteran prop who answered a last minute plea for help when the Rays’ bookend stocks took a preseason hit. Both were influential off the bench in the Rays' 55-34 loss to the Melbourne Rising on Sunday. Porecki began the journey from park footy to the professional ranks earlier than expected – just 20-odd minutes in – when Rats hoo
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