Stars aligning in Sydney after back-to-back NRC wins

By Tom Greenaway The Sydney Stars have claimed back-to-back victories for the first time in the franchises history, defeating Queensland Country 50-40 in a twelve-try thriller at Sydney’s Leichardt Oval. In yet another high scoring NRC match, the two sides, littered with Super Rugby and International players, crossed for 12 tries between them. Queensland Country coach Jason Gilmore took plenty of positives from the game, admitting that despite the loss, his side had still improved from their week one performance against Melbourne Rising. “Very similar to last week, we played well in patches and really tested the Stars but a few lapses at different stages of the game cost us… While we didn’t get the result we definitely improved upon a few key areas from last week’s match,” Gilmore said. Former Scottish International and Stars assistant coach Dan Parkes was thrilled with the performance and told Rugby News how impressed he was with how quickly the side had gelled toget
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