The NRC Wash-Up: Rd 5 – Brisbane City v NSW Country Eagles

by Paul Cook - ********************** THE WARM-UP: ********************** Dealing with the pressure of being the reigning NRC champions hasn’t hampered Brisbane City one iota, such has been the dominance they have shown in this year’s competition. The round four defeat of the North Harbour Rays made it four wins from four in 2015 and with an average of almost 44pts per game, it wasn’t hard to see why. But this clash offered arguably their toughest test so far, a rematch of last year’s semi-final, which saw City eventually overcome a hugely impressive NSW Country Eagles side, 36-32, to reach the decider. The boys from the bush have had a disjointed start with two wins, a loss and a bye, and with a raft of injuries and a four-day turnaround for their game against Queensland Country on Thursday, the odds appeared to be stacked against them. ********************** THE BREAKDOWN: ********************** They obviously hadn’t read the script. Only three minutes were on the clock wh
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