Canberra Vikings (@1.44) vs Brisbane City (@3.0)

Our Prediction:

Canberra Vikings will win

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

Sampson lead the Canberra Vikings to arguably their most successful NRC season in 2017, finishing the regular season as Minor Premiers, before going on to host the 2017 NRC Grand Final at Viking Park narrowly going down to Queensland Country in front of a strong home crowd. Canberra Vikings takes pride in not only being a stepping stone for players to reach higher honours, but also for coaches and support staff too.

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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.

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With everything up for grab the Vikings will no doubt leave nothing on the park after what is sure to be an exhilarating and nerve-shredding eighty minutes of rugby. Its as if the knockout rounds have come a week earlier and, for one of these proud opponents, theyll be left on the canvas for 2018 come the final whistle.

The Vikings played in the QRU Premiership (2001 to 2003, winning three titles), Tooheys New Cup (2004 and 2005) and Australian Rugby Shield (winning in 2006), before entering the Australian Rugby Championship (2007). That competition did not continue after the inaugural season and the Canberra Vikings team was disbanded at the end of 2007.

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.

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.


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.

Eight minutes later, the Vikings scored the try of the game. The Brumbies flyhalf pumped once then popped inside to Mack Hansen, the Junior Wallabies fullback flying into space and breaking in behind the Eagles defensive-line. The Vikings scrum, now in the ascendency, gave the backs good platform inside their half. Attacking down the short-side, Ben Hyne went eight-nine with Ryan Lonergan who bumped the ball behind Irae Simone to Hawera.

Canberra Stadium (originally Bruce Stadium) was constructed in 1977 and is the home of the ACT Brumbies and Canberra Raiders. In the 2007 Australian Rugby Championship, the Canberra Vikings played at two locations; Manuka Oval and Canberra Stadium. Manuka Oval was constructed in 1929 and hosts the annual Prime Minister's XI cricket match, as well as senior club AFL and cricket. Originally Manuka Oval was not just a cricket ground, but was also used for international rugby matches, mainly between a Canberra team and the touring international side.

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.