NRC Semi-Final 1: City Through To Title Decider As Eagles Are Grounded

  by Paul Cook - Brisbane City are the first team into the 2014 NRC Grand Final after weathering a gallant challenge from NSW Country Eagles to run out 32-26 winners in Gosford last night. After opening the scoring with a try in the first two minutes, City were overrun by an Eagles side who rallied when Will Miller was sent to the bin, profiting from some Brisbane errors to build a 26-16 lead at the break. But the second half saw the visitors with the benefit of a swirling Central Coast breeze at their backs as they scored two more tries and kept the Eagles scoreless to set up a final showdown with the winner of today's second semi-final between Melbourne Rising and Perth Spirit. City skipper Dave McDuling, one of the best on ground, was justifiably pleased with the spirit shown by
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