rugby.com.au: The teams have been named, and we’re really heading toward the business end of the NRC for 2016 now. With the NSW Country Eagles and Perth Spirit getting ready to face off, I spoke this week with the two men who, with different results, would’ve been there themselves.
rugby.com.au: Piano players and piano pushers. That’s what the game of rugby boils down to when you talk to Perth Spirit skipper Heath Tessmann. And, that’s the blueprint for how the quiet achievers intend to get the job done against NSW Country in Tamworth on Saturday.
rugby.com.au: This week, rugby.com.au journalist, Marty Cambridge, former Wallaby and Fox Sports commentator, Stephen Hoiles, and I worked our way through all the talented and in-form options to come up with the NRC Team of the Year for 2016.
The Roar: Irae Simone. Jake Gordon. Lukhan Tui. Izaia Perese. Taniela Tupou. They’ve all been outstanding during this season’s National Rugby Championship, and they all have one other thing in common.
They’ve all been touted as ‘bolters’ for the Wallabies’ Grand Slam Spring Tour of Europe and the UK…