NSW Country sneak home against Greater Sydney Rams

Wayward goal kicking proved costly for the Greater Sydney Rams in a 32-31 loss to the NSW Country Eagles at Merrylands in the opening round of the 2015 National Rugby Championship. Despite outscoring the Eagles five tries to four, the Rams were unable to convert on three occasions and fell just short in front of their home crowd at Merrylands. A relieved Darren Coleman admitted the Eagles were far from their best, but was happy to get the win after a limited preparation. “I wouldn’t say we were lucky, but it was definitely a tight game. I thought we had enough ball and we dominated in certain aspects of the game, but it was a scratchy performance,” the NSW Country coach told Rugby News. “Our patience and composure wasn’t great. In the first half we let them into the game with some stupid breakdown penalties and we tried to push the pass far too
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