Sydney Stars v Queensland Country Live

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Sydney Stars                          Queensland Country
Thursday 27th August 09:30 GMT

 

It may be early days in the National Rugby Championship (NRC) for 2015, indeed the season is but one round old, but the Sydney Stars won't care too much about that, as they sit at the top of the ladder, looking down on the other eight sides in the tournament. Last season saw them finish at the very bottom of the pile, with just a solitary win to their name. Last week's victory in the local derby against the North Harbour Rays at the Manly over, therefore, equalled that total. 

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The Stars will want to get out of the blocks quicker on Thursday when they host Queensland Country at the Leichhardt Oval, Sydney, than they did against North Harbour, when they trailed by 0-13 early on. The Country XV faced a tough start to their own 2015 campaign, as they had to face the Melbourne Rising, who had finished at the top of the regular season table in 2014, with a 100% winning record. However, in a hard fought and thoroughly entertaining game, Rising maintained their winning run, leaving Country with a try-scoring bonus point for their efforts.

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When the teams met in 2014 in Townsville, the Country side won by 53-29, one of only two successes that they themselves managed to secure during the season. The Stars may just have enough momentum going into the game on Thursday to avenge that defeat.


Tags: National Rugby Championship, Sydney Stars, Queensland Country, Leichhardt Oval
Posted: 27th August 2015


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