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    Canberra Vikings vs Sydney Rays

    National Rugby Championship, 15 October, 2017

    Viking Park
    Fulltime - Canberra Vikings 71, Sydney Rays 14
    Canberra Vikings   Sydney Rays
    71 FINAL SCORE 14
    11 TRIES 2
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Jordan Way
    Touch judges: &

    The top-of-the-table Canberra Vikings host the Sydney Rays in Round 7. Join The Roar for a game preview and live scores from kickoff, which is at 2:30pm (AEDT).

    Coming off three straight losses, the Rays are second-last on the ladder and scrambling to earn some pride in the final rounds of the season.

    Last weekend, the Rays hosted Brisbane City and despite their best weren’t able to match City’s firepower out wide. They generally put in a solid performance, but in what is becoming a regular issue, they couldn’t finish the job.

    Josh Turner was very busy at fullback, scoring a great try, in which he picked up a grubber kick from Irae Simmone to run away. He also made three clean breaks from ten carriers, plus four defenders beaten.

    The Vikings are equal with the Drua on top of the table after a hard-fought win against the Melbourne Rising last time out.

    The final score was 36-12, with the Canberra forwards absolutely dominating the game, in a performance which makes the Vikings favourites to win the competition.

    In his return to the NRC, Rory Arnold paired with Blake Enever at second row and was the foundation for his pack’s dominance, showing the full extent of his international experience.

    If the Vikings’ pack plays anything like they did last week, it should be a comfortable victory. The backline is looking sharp, and continues to make the most of their chances.

    Unfortunately for the Rays, they are staring at a possible fourth defeat in a row, so hopefully, desperation serves them well.

    Vikings to win 33-11

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