rugby.com.au: With just two rounds left to play in the National Rugby Championship, the run home to the finals series is starting to hot up. And after the weekend’s results, the only certainty is that we’re in for more surprises as top four contenders play each other over the remaining eight games.
rugby.com.au: Much was made of Rob Simmons coming back from the national squad to play in Queensland Country’s first two matches of this season’s Buildcorp NRC. Indeed, Simmons himself made a Wallabies comeback out of it, on the back his performances.
But while Simmons did enough to win a Test recall, plenty of heads were being turned by the performance of the impressive young lock packing down next to him. Who was this broad-chested kid with an incredible workrate, just ripping into everything and everyone?
Well, he’s Izack Rodda, a two-metre-tall strapping young lad from Evans Head, just south of Ballina on the NSW north coast, and I had a really enjoyable chat with the 20-year-old this week…
rugby.com.au: The completion of Round 4 of the National Rugby Championship means we’re now past the halfway point in the competition’s home and away rounds, and with the weekend’s result, we’re starting to get a clearer picture on who the semi-finalists might be.
What a huge Round 4 it’s been!
— Buildcorp NRC (@BuildcorpNRC) September 18, 2016