2014 National Rugby Championship

The National Rugby Championship was the leading domestic professional rugby competition in Australia. It started in 2014 in a bid to further develop rugby in the country. It will be sponsored by Buildcorp in 2014.

There was 9 teams playing in the competition and they played each other on a home and away basis. The top 4 teams then played semi-finals with the winners going on to the final.

In a change from all other rugby competitions around the world, the National Rugby Championship will feature a number of Experimental Law Variations. These are all to try to increase the level of entertainment for the viewing public.

The biggest changes are to the points system.

  • 2 points for a penalty and a drop goal
  • 3 points for a conversion
  • bonus point for a winning team that scores 3 or more tries than the opposition
  • bonus point for losing by 8 or less points

  The teams playing in the 2014 National Rugby Championship are:

  • Brisbane City
  • Perth Spirit
  • Melbourne Rising
  • NSW Country Eagles
  • North Harbour Rays
  • Greater Sydney Rams
  • Sydney Stars
  • Queensland Country
  • University of Canberra Vikings


2014 Points table

NRC Table
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Melbourne Rising 8 8 399 184 8 40
NSW Country Eagles 8 6 2 251 202 3 27
Brisbane City 8 6 2 295 257 2 26
Perth Spirit 8 3 5 301 259 5 17
Greater Sydney Rams 8 3 4 1 254 265 2 16
University of Canberra Vikings 8 2 4 2 301 259 2 14
North Harbour Rays 8 2 4 2 240 327 12
Queensland Country 8 2 6 208 281 3 11
Sydney Stars 8 1 6 1 211 356 1 7


Fixtures and Results

August 21

August 23


August 24


August 28

August 30

August 31



September 4

September 6




September 11

September 13


September 14


September 18

September 20




September 25

September 28




October 2

October 3

October 4

October 6


October 9

October 11




October 16

October 18





October 24

October 25



November 1

Brisbane City

UC Vikings

NSW Country Eagles

Melbourne Rising


Greater Sydney Rams

Queensland Country

Perth Spirit

Sydney Stars


North Harbour Rays

Brisbane City

UC Vikings

Perth Spirit


Melbourne Rising

Queensland Country

Greater Sydney Rams

NSW Country Eagles


Queensland Country

NSW Country Eagles

North Harbour Rays

Sydney Stars


Melbourne Rising

Brisbane City

Perth Spirit

North Harbour Rays


UC Vikings

Greater Sydney Rams

Perth Spirit

Sydney Stars


North Harbour Rays

UC Vikings

Greater Sydney Rams

Queensland Country


Sydney Stars

NSW Country Eagles

Melbourne Rising

Brisbane City


Semi-finals

NSW Country Eagles

Melbourne Rising


Final

Brisbane City

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Sydney Stars

Perth Spirit

Greater Sydney Rams

North Harbour Rays


UC Vikings

NSW Country Eagles

Brisbane City

Melbourne Rising


NSW Country Eagles

Melbourne Rising

Queensland Country

Greater Sydney Rams


Perth Spirit

North Harbour Rays

Sydney Stars

Brisbane City


Greater Sydney Rams

Melbourne Rising

Perth Spirit

UC Vikings


UC Vikings

Queensland Country

Sydney Stars

Greater Sydney Rams


North Harbour Rays

Brisbane City

Queensland Country

NSW Country Eagles


Brisbane City

NSW Country Eagles

Melbourne Rising

Sydney Stars


North Harbour Rays

Perth Spirit

Queensland Country

UC Vikings



Brisbane City

Perth Spirit



Perth Spirit


Brisbane

Canberra

Sydney

Melbourne


Sydney

Gold Coast

Perth

Sydney


Sydney

Brisbane

Canberra

Adelaide


Melbourne

Sydney

Sydney

Lismore


Brisbane

Orange

Sydney

Sydney


Melbourne

Brisbane

Perth

Sydney


Canberra

Sydney

Perth

Sydney


Sydney

Canberra

Sydney

Townsville


Sydney

Dubbo

Melbourne

Brisbane



Gosford

Melbourne



Brisbane

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31

55


18

13

21

13


21

18

26

34


44

29

47

26


24

16

32

37


34

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56

68

24


26

37

40

53


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40

47

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