NRC Wk 4: Rising Stay Top With Win Over Spirit

Melbourne Rising Media Release - The Melbourne Rising has made it two from two at AAMI Park, and four from four in the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC) with a 44-24 win over the Perth Spirit. It was a penetrating battle between the two sides, with the score line not reflective of the tight encounter which ensued. Both sides started off with intensity, with the Spirit making the most of the frantic game style, forcing a number of Rising mistakes and pressuring the home side’s line. The Spirit earned reward for effort on the fourteen-minute mark with a try to number eight Alex Rovira off the back of the scrum. Despite the strong start from the Spirit, the Rising worked the game back onto their own terms, mimicking the Spirit’s attacking pressure to level the scores at 8-8 with a try to
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