NRC Round 4 teams: NSW Country and Sydney


Sydney and the NSW Country Eagles have named their teams ahead of their respective Round 4 clashes in the National Rugby Championship (NRC).

Both teams are on the road this weekend, with Chris Whitaker’s men heading to Fiji to tackle the Dura while the Eagles will fly to Queensland to take on Brisbane City.

The Eagles will be looking to give Brisbane a second consecutive loss at the hands of New South Wales opposition, following Sydney’s 47-26 victory at Woollahra last weekend.

Sydney go into Round 4 relatively unchanged, with Lachlan Swinton omitted from the squad for the remainder of the competition, seeing Charlie Gamble shift to flanker and Jordan Goddard start at no.8.

Lalakai Foketi and Harry Burey will continue to pair in the midfield after a stellar showing in Round 3.

The Eagles welcome Tom Robertson into the side following a successful recovery from an ankle injury sustained in Wallaby camp, with Andrew Tuala also returning from a knee injury via the bench.

NSW Country Eagles (v Brisbane City):
STARTING XV: 1.Tom Robertson, 2.Tom Horton, 3.Harry Johnson-Holmes, 4.Pat Tafa, 5.Tom Staniforth, 6.Ned Hanigan ©, 7.Maclean Jones, 8.Nick Champion De Crespigny, 9.Jake Gordon ©, 10.Mack Mason, 11.Mark Nawaqaintawse, 12.Ofa Manuofetoa, 13.Nigel Ah Wong, 14.James Turner, 15.Tim Clements

SUBS: 16.Andrew Tuala, 17.Angus Bell, 18.Chris Talakai, 19.Nathan Den Houdt, 20.Will Harris, 21.Jack Grant, 22.Connor O'Shea, 23.Joey Walton

Sydney (v Fiji Dura):
STARTING XV: 1.Rory O'Connor, 2.Ed Craig, 3.Charles Abel, 4.Ryan McCauley, 5.Tuitakau Kioa, 6.Jack Digby, 7.Charlie Gamble, 8.Jordan Goddard, 9.Jacob Abel, 10.Will Harrison, 11.Tyson Davis, 12.Lalakai Foketi ©, 13.Harry Burey, 14.Cameron Clark, 15.Jaline Graham

SUBS: 16.Joe Cotton, 17.Wayne Borsak, 18.Sambeckler Vui, 19.Declan Moore, 20.Christian Poidevin, 21.Mitch Short, 22.Trent Winterstein, 23.Ru MacKenzie

Match details:

Fiji Dura v Sydney
Saturday 21 September
Churchill Park, Fiji
12pm AEST
Steamed LIVE on Kayo Sports and

Brisbane City v NSW Country
Sunday 22 September
Norths Brisbane Rugby Club
4pm AEST
SREAMED LIVE on Kayo Sports and






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