2017 National Rugby Championship – NRC Draw

National-Rugby-Championship-logoThe 2017 National Rugby Championship/NRC draw will see the first matches played by the new Fijian team, the Drua.

The season kicks off on Saturday, September 2, with the competition finishing up with the grand final on Saturday, November 11.

Below is the complete list of NRC fixtures. Please note that all times are listed in AEST/AEDT (Sydney and Melbourne time).

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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Semi-Finals | Grand Final |

Round 1
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat, Sep 2 Canberra Vikings vs QLD Country Viking Park, Canberra 1.00pm
Sat, Sep 2 Brisbane City vs Fiji Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 3.00pm
Sun, Sep 3 Greater Sydney Rams vs NSW Country Eagles TG Millner Oval, Sydney 3.00pm
Sun, Sep 3 Perth Spirit vs Melbourne Rising McGillivray Oval, Perth 5.00pm
Bye: Sydney Rays
Round 2
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat, Sep 9 QLD Country vs Brisbane City Noosa Dolphins RU Club, Noosa 1.00pm
Sat, Sep 9 Melbourne Rising vs Fiji Harlequin Oval, Melbourne 3.00pm
Sun, Sep 10 Canberra Vikings vs Perth Spirit Viking Park, Canberra 1.00pm
Sun, Sep 10 Sydney Rays vs Greater Sydney Rams Macquarie Uni, Sydney 3.00pm
Bye: NSW Country Eagles
Round 3
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat, Sep 16 Sydney Rays vs Melbourne Rising Pittwater Rugby Park, Sydney 1.00pm
Sat, Sep 16 Fiji vs NSW Country Eagles Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka 3.00pm
Sun, Sep 17 Brisbane City vs Canberra Vikings UQRU Club, Brisbane 1.00pm
Sun, Sep 17 Perth Spirit vs Greater Sydney Rams McGillivray Oval, Perth 3.00pm
Bye: QLD Country
Round 4
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat, Sep 23 NSW Country Eagles vs Canberra Vikings Bellevue Oval, Armidale 1.00pm
Sat, Sep 23 Fiji vs Perth Spirit ANZ Stadium, Suva 3.00pm
Sun, Sep 24 Sydney Rays vs QLD Country Pittwater Rugby Park, Sydney 1.00pm
Sun, Sep 24 Melbourne Rising vs Greater Sydney Rams Harlequin Oval, Melbourne 4.00pm
Bye: Brisbane City
Round 5
Date Fixture Venue Time
Fri, Sep 29 Canberra Vikings vs Fiji Viking Park, Canberra 7.30pm
Sat, Sep 30 QLD Country vs Melbourne Rising Bond University, Gold Coast 3.00pm
Sun, Oct 1 Perth Spirit vs Brisbane City McGillivray Oval, Perth 5.00pm
Mon, Oct 2 NSW Country Eagles vs Sydney Rays Simon Poidevin Oval, Goulburn 3.00pm
Bye: Greater Sydney Rams
Round 6 (Pasifika Round)
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat, Oct 7 QLD Country vs NSW Country Eagles Bond University, Gold Coast 1.00pm
Sat, Oct 7 Greater Sydney Rams vs Fiji TG Millner Oval, Sydney 3.00pm
Sun, Oct 8 Melbourne Rising vs Canberra Vikings Frankston Park, Frankston 1.00pm
Sun, Oct 8 Sydney Rays vs Brisbane City Pittwater Rugby Park, Sydney 3.00pm
Bye: Perth Spirit
Round 7
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat, Oct 14 Greater Sydney Rams vs QLD Country TG Millner Oval, Sydney 1.00pm
Sat, Oct 14 NSW Country Eagles vs Perth Spirit Scully Park, Tamworth 3.00pm
Sun, Oct 15 Brisbane City vs Melbourne Rising Wests Bulldogs RU Club, Brisbane 1.00pm
Sun, Oct 15 Canberra Vikings vs Sydney Rays Viking Park, Canberra 3.00pm
Bye: Fiji
Round 8
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat, Oct 21 Brisbane City vs Greater Sydney Rams Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 3.00pm
Sat, Oct 21 Fiji vs QLD Country Churchill Park, Lautoka 5.00pm
Sat, Oct 21 Perth Spirit vs Sydney Rays McGillivray Oval, Perth 5.00pm
Sun, Oct 22 Melbourne Rising vs NSW Country Eagles Harlequin Oval, Melbourne 1.00pm
Bye: Canberra Vikings
Round 9
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat, Oct 28 NSW Country Eagles vs Brisbane City Wade Park, Orange 1.00pm
Sat, Oct 28 Fiji vs Sydney Rays ANZ Stadium, Suva 3.00pm
Sun, Oct 29 QLD Country vs Perth Spirit Qld Group Stadium, Ipswich 1.00pm
Sun, Oct 29 Greater Sydney Rams vs Canberra Vikings TG Millner Oval, Sydney 3.00pm
Bye: Melbourne Rising
Semi-Finals
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat, Nov 4 1st place vs 4th place 1st Place Venue 3.00pm
Sun, Nov 5 2nd place vs 3rd place 2nd Place Venue 3.00pm
Grand Final
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat, Nov 11 Winner semi-final 1 vs Winner semi-final 2 TBC 7.30pm

Last updated: 1 September, 2017

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