NRC Semi-Final 2: Rising Stunned As Spirit Upset Odds To Reach Final

  by Paul Cook - Historically, the optimum recipe for winning a major competition in any sport involves timing your run to perfection and peaking at the business end in order to triumph. To that end, Perth Spirit could be considered a prime example should they go on to win the inaugural NRC this weekend. Having won only three games across the regular season to scrape into the last four, Spirit turned up when it mattered to down Minor Premiers and title favourites, Melbourne Rising, 45-29 at AAMI Park on Saturday in the upset of the competition. The win sets up a Grand Final showdown with Brisbane City at Ballymore this Saturday evening. Buoyed by the inclusion of a host of Western Force regulars, Spirit’s victory was roo
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