The NRC Wash-Up: Rd 3 – UC Vikings v Greater Sydney Rams

by Paul Cook - ********************** THE WARM-UP: ********************** Given their roster, the expectations were that the Vikings would be a major contender for the inaugural NRC title in 2014. However, it’s probably fair to say that they disappointed more than most, racking up only two wins from their eight games to finish 6th on the ladder and out of finals contention. The focus for 2015 then, has been about redemption, and nothing less than a full blown tilt at the Buildcorp trophy will suffice. After a bye in week one, round two’s demolition of the NSW Country Eagles served as a warning that they were ready to make good on their promise. For the Greater Sydney Rams, 2015 was about building on a decent first season and eking out the extra effort and execution to turn 5th place into a shot at glory in the finals. A narrow first-up loss to the NSW Country Eagles was a blow but certainly no disgrace, and having had the week off in round two to bed in a few more plays and comb
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