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RD 7: Brisbane City 51 - melbourne rising 24 Wests rugby club | SUNDAY 15 October | kick-off 4pm AEST

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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.

SECOND HALF SCORING PLAYS

MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS BRISBANE CITY

STARTING XV

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

RESERVES

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

“I’m looking forward to seeing Lukhan and Samu back in the side. They’ve spent the last few weeks touring with the Wallabies but have returned eager to rip in and get some game time.

“Samu has been in and around this team since the start of the NRC in 2014 and he’s really passionate about it,” Heenan said.

MELBOURNE RISING

STARTING XV

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

RESERVES

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

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