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    Greater Sydney Rams vs Fijian Drua

    National Rugby Championship, 7 October, 2017

    T G Millner Field
    Fulltime - Greater Sydney Rams 31, Fijian Drua 57
    Greater Sydney Rams   Fijian Drua
    31 FINAL SCORE 57
    5 TRIES 8
    3 CONVERSION KICKS 7
    0 PENALTY GOALS 1
    0 DROP GOALS 0
     
     
    Referee: Nic Berry
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    The Greater Sydney Rams host the Fijian Drua in Round 6 of the NRC. The game will be covered on The Roar with live score updates from 3pm (AEDT) and a game preview of the crucial match.

    With only four rounds to go in this year’s instalment of the NRC, the Pasifika round could be a turning point for all teams still in finals contention. The Drua is one of four teams tied on top of the ladder, with the Rams sitting at fifth.

    The Rams have flown under the radar over recent weeks, they had a bye last week, and have not won a game since Round 2 of the competition. In his article on the NRC, Brett McKay notes that the Rams don’t boast as strong of a squad as other teams, but they do have the ability to create opportunities and play exciting rugby.

    Hugh Roach has had a solid season with the Rams. He is second in the competition for turnovers won, and will anchor the forward pack against the physicality of the Drua. Not only a defensive stalwart, Roach can play with the ball in hand too, he also has a handy knack for finding the try line.

    Last weekend the men from Fiji slumped to the biggest defeat in their short history, going down to the Canberra Vikings 66-5. Perhaps they are allergic to the Australian air? They’ve only recorded a win against the lowly Melbourne Rising while playing away from home.

    This weekend it will be up to Drua skipper John Stewart to lead his men to victory away from home. Stewart’s versatility in the backline has greatly helped the Drua’s consistency in attack. In the tough game last week, he made 70 metres from 14 carries and worked hard to inspire his team.

    Prediction
    It’s pretty dangerous to pick any winners in the NRC these days, especially when the Drua are playing. Both teams have shown glimpses of their best and, at their best, they are both good enough to win the competition. This weekend, I’ll pick the Drua to put on an attacking clinic seriously damage the Rams final hopes.

    Drua to win: 40-18

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