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The Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta hosts a Sydney derby on Thursday Evening, when the bottom of the table Greater Sydney Rams play host to the side immediately above them in the table, the North Harbour Rays. After five rounds of the National Rugby Championship (NRC), the two sides have managed just a solitary win between them, and are all but out of the running for a post-season play-off position. The Rays are seven points adrift of fourth placed Melbourne Rising, with the Rams a further two points back.
The Rays have lost three successive matches since they travelled to the far west in Round 2, and defeated the Perth Spirit, including last week's thumping loss at home against the unbeaten University of Canberra Vikings, which ended 63-37 to the visitors, who scored nine tries in the process.
The Greater Sydney Rams have played and lost all five fixtures in 2015. They have however, managed three losing bonus points in the course of those defeats. The ifs, buts and maybes of a season that has promised more than it has delivered, will be of little consolation to the Rams, who missed out on the play-offs by just a single point in 2014, and had high hopes of improving on that performance in 2015.
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