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Brisbane vs Sydney highlights: City survive scare to claim grand final berth

24th October, 2015


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Brisbane City Vs. Sydney Stars

2015 National Rugby Championship, 25 October, 2015

Ballymore Stadium
Brisbane City 47 defeated Sydney Stars 32
Brisbane City Sydney Stars
0/0 DROP GOAL 0/0
Top scorers:
  • Brisbane City - McIntyre
  • J 17pts (1T 4C)
Important moments:
  • Brisbane City took the lead at the 57 min. mark 2nd half
  • Porter, G (SYDNEY) try at the 9 min. mark 1st half
Referee: R Hoffman
Touch judges: G Cooper & E Martin
Kick-off: 7:30pm (AEDT)
Venue: Ballymore, Brisbane
Head-to-head: Brisbane 2, Sydney 0
Last meeting: Brisbane City 58-0 Sydney Stars (2/10/15)
Brisbane City are through to the NRC final after a win over the Sydney Stars (Image: AJF Photography)
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Match result

Brisbane City survived an almighty scare from the Sydney Stars to book their place in the NRC grand final with a 47-32 victory.

The Stars came out firing and held a 24-13 advantage at halftime. However, the undefeated Brisbane fought back in the second half, and a pair of consecutive tries from Nick Frisby saw them take the lead.

The Stars failed to score again after that, and Brisbane confirmed a meeting with the University of Canberra Vikings in the NRC grand final.

Final scores
Brisbane City 47
Sydney Stars 32

Match preview

Brisbane City need to keep their undefeated season intact when they host the Sydney Stars, with a place in the 2015 NRC grand final on the line. Join The Roar from 7:30pm (AEDT) for live scores.

Minor premiers and current holders of the Horan-Little shield, Brisbane are out to run over Sydney for the second time this month.

City are coming off a huge 71-24 win over the Greater Sydney Rams in Ballymore, scoring 10 tries, including a Junior Laloifi hat-trick.


Despite early success, the Stars found themselves scraping into the top four, after suffering embarrassing losses to both top teams this season in Brisbane and the University of Canberra Vikings

Sydney are coming off a dramatic, eight-point loss to the Melbourne Rising, and to make the grand final they need to tighten up their defence and rediscover the attacking flair they had in the first few games of the season.

These two sides locked horns earlier this month, with Brisbane methodically dismantling the Stars in a 58-nil victory.

Brisbane City are far too strong all over, so expect to see them in the grand final for the second year in a row.

Brisbane City by 40.

Will Brisbane City edge closer to winning the NRC for a second year in a row, or can the Sydney Stars pull off an incredible upset to progress?

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