Australian National Rugby Championship



2014 (4 years old)

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Brisbane City 21 - 10 University of Canberra Vikings (Saturday 31st October)
Brisbane City 47 - 32 Sydney Stars (Saturday 24th October)
University of Canberra Vikings 50 - 34 Melbourne Rising (Friday 23rd October)
Melbourne Rising 18 - 10 Sydney Stars (Sunday 18th October)
NSW Country Eagles 50 - 24 North Harbour Rays (Saturday 17th October)
Brisbane City 71 - 24 Greater Sydney Rams (Saturday 17th October)
Queensland Country 8 - 42 University of Canberra Vikings (Thursday 15th October)
University of Canberra Vikings 31 - 37 Brisbane City (Saturday 10th October)
North Harbour Rays 50 - 32 Queensland Country (Saturday 10th October)
Greater Sydney Rams 39 - 63 Perth Spirit (Saturday 10th October)


The National Rugby Championship, known as the NRC, is Australia's national professional rugby union football competition. The NRC is administered by the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), and is contested by nine teams from around Australia. The NRC is the highest tier of competition below the transnational Super Rugby tournament, which also involves New Zealand and South Africa. The championship provides an important competition for Australian players following the Super Rugby season.

One (or more) of the NRC matches each round is broadcast live via Fox Sports, typically the Thursday night match. Streaming of the three non-broadcast matches per round, usually played on Saturday or Sunday, is hosted by Fox Sports online. Discussion of the NRC competition is included on Fox Sports' Rugby HQ program on Thursday nights following the live match broadcast, and on the review show NRC Extra Time on Monday nights.

The ARU was given approval by World Rugby (then known as the International Rugby Board) to conduct experimental law trials as part of the 2014 National Rugby Championship. These law variations were retained for the 2015 season. Consideration was given to reverting the value of a successful conversion kick to 2 points to restore a converted try to 7 points, but the 3 point conversion variation was retained.

The nine teams compete in a round-robin tournament for the regular season. Each team has four matches at home and four away, with one bye. The top four teams qualify for the title play-offs with semi-finals and finals.

During this section of the tournament, teams can also play for the Horan-Little Shield, a challenge trophy that is played for when a challenge is accepted or offered by the holders.

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