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MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS BRISBANE CITY 54 - MELBOURNE RISING 21
McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City have secured a bonus-point win over the Melbourne Rising with a 51-24 win at Wests Bulldogs RFC on Sunday afternoon.
The nine-try-to-four performance saw City claim fourth spot in the National Rugby Championship standings ahead of another home game at Ballymore next weekend.
Winger Ed Fidow crossed for a hat-trick at his home club ground while captain Andrew Ready scored two of his side’s tries.
City led 34-0 at half time but a yellow card to Karmichael Hunt saw the Rising take advantage of the extra man to pinch back two tries.
Fullback Jack Maddocks crossed for the Rising’s other two tries in the dying stages when City were reduced to 13 men with no substitutes left to replace an injured Adam Korczyk and Lukhan Tui sent to the sin bin.
“We played some exceptional Rugby today, particularly in the first half but our attitude throughout the match was first class," Brisbane City head coach Mick Heenan said.
“We’re in the top four now on the back of executing the basics really well. We need to recognise that and make sure we build on it heading into another home fixture next week,” Heenan said.
FIRST HALF SCORING PLAYS
1MIN | Brisbane took an early 5-0 lead when Chris Kuridrani dived over in the corner a minute and a half into the clash.
8MIN | The home side extended their lead to 12-0 eight minutes later after Markus Vanzati drove over the line from close range.
16MIN |Some slick hands down the left-hand touchline in the 16th minute saw Fidow streak away for City’s third try, 17-0.
23MIN | Issak Fines-Leleiwas made his run-on debut and showed great vision to create the space for Fidow’s second try.
30MIN | Samu Kerevi crashed over at the 30-minute mark
39MIN | Chris Kuridrani crossed for City’s sixth on the stroke of half time, handing City a 34-0 lead as the teams headed into the sheds.
MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS BRISBANE CITY
1. Markus Vanzati – Reds/Souths
2. Andrew Ready – Reds Easts
3. Sam Talakai – Reds/Brothers
4. Lukhan Tui – Reds/Souths
5. Kane Douglas – Reds/Norths
6. Adam Korczyk – Reds/University of Queensland
7. Michael Gunn – Reds/Easts
8. Reece Hewat – Reds/Norths
9. Issak Fines-Leleiwasa – Sunnybank (Brisbane City run-on debut)
10. Quade Cooper – Reds/Souths
11. Ed Fidow – Wests
12. Karmichael Hunt – Reds/Norths
13. Samu Kerevi – Reds/Souths
14. Chris Kuridrani – Reds/GPS
15. Jayden Ngamanu – Reds/Souths
16. Ryan Freney – GPS
17. Reuben Leilua – University of Queensland (Potential Brisbane City debut)
18. Salesi Manu – Bond University
19. Jeremiah Lynch – Wests
20. Tuaina Tualima – Sunnybank
21. Nick Frisby – Reds/GPS
22. James Dalgleish – University of Queensland
23. Lachlan Maranta – Reds/Wests
1. Rory O’Connor
2. Siliva Siliva
3. Fereti Sa’aga
4. Jason Havea
5. Alex Toolis
6. Rob Leota
7. Ikapote Tupai
8. Lopeti Timani
9. Nic Stirzaker
10. Jack McGregor
11. Henry Hutchison
12. Lloyd Johansson
13. Sione Tuipulotu
14. Kitione Ratu
15. Jack Maddocks
16. Jordan Uelese
17. Tom Moloney
18. Pome Fa’amausili
19. Sione Taufa
20. Mahe Vailanu
21. Harrison Goddard
22. Hunter Paisami
23. Angelo Leaupepe