2015 National Rugby Championship

The National Rugby Championship is 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 2015.

There will be 9 teams playing in the competition and they will play each other on a home and away basis. The top 4 teams will then play in 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
  • Conversions will be 3 points
  • Bonus point for losing by 8 or less points
  • Bonus point for a winning team that scores 3 or more tries than the opposition


  The teams playing in the 2015 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


2015 Points table

NRC Table
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Brisbane City 8 8 400 174 6 38
University of Canberra Vikings 8 7 1 375 176 7 35
Melbourne Rising 8 5 3 220 251 20
Sydney Stars 8 4 4 241 314 4 20
NSW Country Eagles 8 4 4 225 260 3 19
Perth Spirit 8 3 5 276 271 4 16
North Harbour Rays 8 2 6 275 339 3 11
Queensland Country 8 2 6 230 336 1 9
Greater Sydney Rams 8 1 7 242 363 3 7


Fixtures and Results

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Brisbane City

North Harbour Rays

Greater Sydney Rams

Queensland Country


Sydney Stars

Melbourne Rising

NSW Country Eagles

Perth Spirit


North Harbour Rays

UC Vikings

Sydney Stars

Queensland Country


Brisbane City

NSW Country Eagles

Greater Sydney Rams

Perth Spirit


UC Vikings

Melbourne Rising

Queensland Country

Brisbane City


NSW Country Eagles

North Harbour Rays

Perth Spirit

Sydney Stars


Greater Sydney Rams

UC Vikings

Sydney Stars

Perth Spirit


Melbourne Rising

UC Vikings

North Harbour Rays

Greater Sydney Rams


Queensland Country

Brisbane City

NSW Country Eagles

Melbourne Rising


Semi-finals

UC Vikings

Brisbane City


Final

Brisbane City

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Perth Spirit

Sydney Stars

NSW Country Eagles

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Queensland Country

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North Harbour Rays


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Greater Sydney Rams

Perth Spirit

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North Harbour Rays

Sydney Stars

Queensland Country

UC Vikings


Sydney Stars

Greater Sydney Rams

Perth Spirit

NSW Country Eagles


Queensland Country

UC Vikings

Melbourne Rising

Greater Sydney Rams


North Harbour Rays

Melbourne Rising

Brisbane City

NSW Country Eagles


NSW Country Eagles

Brisbane City

Queensland Country

Perth Spirit


UC Vikings

Greater Sydney Rams

North Harbour Rays

Sydney Stars



Melbourne Rising

Sydney Stars



UC Vikings

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Sydney

Gold Coast


Sydney

Melbourne

Sydney

Perth


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Canberra

Sydney

Toowoomba


Brisbane

Tamworth

Sydney

Perth


Canberra

Morwell

Rockhampton

Brisbane


Newcastle

Sydney

Perth

Sydney


Sydney

Canberra

Sydney

Perth


Geelong

Canberra

Sydney

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Sunshine Coast

Brisbane

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Frankston



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