Canberra Vikings (@1.44) vs Brisbane City (@3.0)
14-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Canberra Vikings will win

Canberra Vikings – Brisbane City Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 00:00

Faingaa sensed the same and the 2018 Brumbies rookie of the year took it upon himself toget Vikings back in the game, beating three or four players before sliding in for the try. With time dwindling, Vikings needed to score soon to have any chance of coming back. Jackson-Hope drop-kicked the extras, the Vikings now in with a chance at 38-28, with 15 to play.

The name "Canberra Kookaburras" was used for the ACT representative team from 1989,[31][32] but it was to be a further five years before the Canberra Kookaburra club was officially founded.

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Sensing an opportunity to attack from deep, Wright spotted a gap on his own twenty-two and cruised through before sending Pulu streaking away down the right flank.

The 21-year-old Reds number four will be desperate to fight his way back after being dropped from Michael Cheikas squad. Itll be on for young and old come 3pm! Lining up opposite to him on Saturday will be the man who took his place, Izack Rodda. While Brumbies captain Sam Carter was unlucky to miss out on the Wallabies Rugby Championship squad, their loss is the Vikings gain. An up and coming lock clashes with one of the best in the business.

Canberra Vikings Head Coach Nick Scrivener has made one change to the starting line-up for the National Rugby Championship (NRC) Semi-Final clash against the Fijian Drua at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday whilst including a Wallaby international on the bench.Scrumhalf Joe Powell is selected to start in the number nine shirt with Ryan Lonergan swapping places with the Australian international, taking a spot amongst the finishers in what looks to be an exciting bench which includes Australian international Pete Samu.Other than that, its as you were for the Vikings, Scrivener opting to stick with most of the matchday twenty-three that did the business in Brisbane last weekend, securing a semi-final sport with a gritty 13-10 win over Brisbane City in atrocious conditions.New Brumbies signing, prop Vunipola Fifita, continues in a front row that also includes Tom Ross and Josh Mann-Rea with the second-row pairing of Rory Arnold and Darcy Swain, who ruled the lineouts against City, continuing together.Ben Hyne will captain the side yet again, from his regular position at number 8, in a backrow that also features BJ Edwards and Rob Valetini, the trio sure to have a huge impact on the outcome of the game as the Vikings aim to try and stifle the flow of the exciting Fijians by dominating possession.Leading points scorer Wharenui Hawera, the flyhalf has registered 61 points for the club in the seven matches played so far, will continue in the ten jersey outside of Powell, the duo being united for the fifth time this season inside of a dynamic centre pairing of Jordan Jackson-Hope and Len Ikitau, the centre pair having crossed for eight tries between them.Theres further try-scoring quality out wide with the back-three of Andy Muirhead, Lausii Taliauli and Tom Banks, the latter jetting off to join the Wallabies for their Test against New Zealand in Japan after the game, having crossed the try-line seven times.Lonergan is one of three backs named on the bench by Scrivener for what is sure to be an energy-sapping match in Lautoka, the Junior Wallabies scrumhalf adding punch and pace from the replacements alongside the impressive Noah Lolesio and Brumbies recruit Irae Simone.Up front Scrivener will be hoping that his forward changes will have the same impact as they did in Queensland as the front row of Sione Taula, Connal McInerney and Max Bode wait for their chance, whilst Blake Enever and Wallaby Pete Samu, in line for his first Vikings cap, could both have important parts to play in the contest.Vikings fans can watch the semi-final match against the Fijian Drua live on Fox Sports 503on Saturday 20 Octoberwith kick-offat 3pm.

Haweras touchline conversion split the posts and the Vikings were starting to pull away. That set the tone for the Vikings, though it would take ten minutes for a third to come. The towering-wing ran on to a perfectly weighted grubber from Andy Muirhead and made no mistake with the finish, leaping over the line in the right-hand corner. It was Taliauli who had the honour.

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The Vikings entered the Australian Rugby Shield in 2006, playing as the "ACT & Southern NSW Vikings" following the renaming of the ACT Rugby Union after its expansion into Southern New South Wales the previous season.[77] The team had two close matches against NSW Country and Perth Gold during the season, but managed to progress undefeated through the three pool games, semi-final and final to win the competition and take the shield. The Vikings played the Melbourne Axemen in the grand final at Viking Park and never looked back after the third minute when inside centre Josh Staniforth scored the first of the side's five tries for the match in a 3610 win.

Canberra Vikings Head Coach Nick Scrivener has made five changes for the visit to UNE Bellevue Oval, Armidale, to tackle the New South Wales Country Eagles this Sunday afternoon.The selection of Wallaby scrum-half Joe Powell headlines the changes with the four-times capped international who came off the bench during the 29-19 win over Western Force, switching places with Ryan Lonergan for the NRC Round 4 clash.There are two further changes in the backline as the free-running Mack Hansen gains his first start of the season, having been a replacement in Rounds 2 and 3, coming in for Tom Banks, whilst theres also a maiden start for Irae Simone who has been on the bench in the opening three matches.Up front, Scrivener brings in young Tom Ross for the injured Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, his run-on debut, with Rob Valetini selected at flanker in place of BJ Edwards, the latter reverting to a strong-looking bench.Onto that replacements bench are Noah Lolesio, in line for a Vikings NRC debut, and young prop Max Bode, the Uni-Norths Owls front rower having played half-a-dozen matches in Vikings colours during the 2017 march to the Grand Final.Ross joins Connal McInerney and Sione Taula in a powerful looking front three with locks Darcy Swain and Blake Enever reacquainting themselves in the second row after their excellent performance in tandem in the defeat of the Force.Ben Hyne will, once more, captain the side from number eight with Michael Oakman-Hunt and Valetini on the flanks providing power, mobility and speed in a backrow that will look to rampage in the loose against their Country counterparts.Behind the pack, Powell forms an all Plus500 Brumbies halfback partnership with top points scorer Wharenui Hawera with the in-form Jordan Jackson-Hope inside Simone a centre.

Hawera added the extras and the Eagles were back in the game. The Vikings came out firing in the second period, and though it took 12 minutes, they were finally able to open their account. Pummelling the line, the Vikings turned to Rob Valetini to provide the finish, and the powerhouse youngster didnt disappoint, carrying five Eagles defenders with him over the line.

Scrivener has selected a solid looking team for the maiden hit-out of the new campaign with plenty of exciting young talent ready to implement the famous Vikings running style, a traditional fast-paced game which inevitably yields tries and plenty of them.Country arent the title holders for nothing however, and they will travel to Canberra in a confident mood that they can pick up where they left off at the very venue last November.

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Prior to the 2016 NRC season, the Brumbies chief executive, Michael Jones, had suggested that the "Canberra Kookaburras" name might be reinstated.

Palmer made a name for himself in Super Rugby as one of the toughest props in the game and hes taken that toughness with him into his coaching roles. A former Wallaby,Dan Palmer has never turned his back on rugby, taking up specialist coaching roles with the Brumbies and now the Canberra Vikings as a scrum and set play expert.