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The airport gets in the spirit to send off the Brumbies

By 31 July 2013

The Brumbies have announced that there’s free parking at Canberra Airport tonight to see the team on their way to cow town:
Brumbies Rugby fans are being invited to farewell the team on Wednesday night as it leaves Canberra Airport, from 7pm. The team will fly to Sydney on Wednesday before heading to Auckland and [...]

Party like it’s 2004 with the Ben Blair Witch Project

By 31 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Brumbies have kindly highlighted that the 2004 Grand Final is available in full on YouTube for those who want to remember what it was like when all the world was young, particularly George Smith and Clyde Rathbone.
How did we let Radike Samo go so early?

James Hird falling from glory?

By 30 July 2013

James Hird is probably the most respected product of Canberra on the national stage.
So it’s sad to see the latest 7.30 Report piece on the unfolding scandal on his watch at the Essendon Football club.
It’s a long way from catching yabbies in the creek at Latham.
We’re talking about a man who rated a mention in [...]

Lauren Jackson walks away from the Capitals for the upcoming season

By 30 July 2013

I’ve long been of the opinion that the “Lauren Jackson Show” is not in the best interests of the Capitals.
It’s nothing against her, she seems like a great player and person, it’s just the corrosive effect of a prima donna in any team environment, especially in such a small pond as the Canberra Capitals when [...]

All the Brumbies stats you could ever want

By 30 July 2013

Man I wish we’d had these when we did the podcast last night.
The Brumbies have compiled a very handy page of grand final related statistics sure to make you the star of your Grand Final Party on Saturday afternoon.
All in all it’s probably not the toughest assignment they’ve had this year (which is a worry [...]

Brumbies final in Canberra Centenary year. Public screenings?

By 30 July 2013

I am wondering if the ACT government will be preparing anything to celebrate the Brumbies making the final?
Should we not be putting this on the big screen in Garema place (or similar) in this our 100th year?
Please tell me that there is something being done and if not, what is the best option for [...]

Canberra’s world cup cricket matches

By 30 July 2013

[ 18 February 2015; 24 February 2015; 3 March 2015; ]

The International Cricket Council has announced the draw of the 2015 Cricket World Cup and Canberra is in there.

What fixtures have we got?

– Bangladesh V Qualifier 2, Match 7, Pool A, Manuka Oval, Canberra. Wednesday 18 February 2015. Day/Night

– West Indies V Zimbabwe, Match 15, Pool B, Manuka Oval, Canberra. Tuesday 24 February 2015. Day/Night

– [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 24

By 29 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Pigs Fly Plisner.
The music this week is by Space Party.
You can download it now.
Our tips this week are:
Rob – Brumbies
John – Brumbies

Roller derby: Jam Free or Skate Hard. VDL vs WDD

By 28 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 August 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Varsity Derby League DisHonour Rollers will take to the track on Saturday 3 August for their second roller derby home bout against the Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.

The DisHonour Rollers won their July 13 bout against the Misfit Militia – can they win again against the Murderous Crows, eager [...]

Sensational Brumbies smash through the records to beat the Bulls at Loftus

By 28 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Foxsports has the wondrous news about the Brumbies nail biting win in Pretoria over night.
THE Brumbies have won through to their first Super Rugby final in nine years after centre Tevita Kuridrani scored a last ditch try to sink the Bulls 26-23 in Pretoria.
It’s the first time the Bulls have lost a Super Rugby finals [...]

The one things the Raiders are consistent at? Beating St George

By 28 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Foxsports has the story of the ongoing lime green torture of the dragons:
CANBERRA captain Terry Campese glanced down at his mobile phone on Saturday and smiled to himself, knowing that one of the most remarkable hoodoos in the game wasn’t about to be broken.
Remaining unbeaten against St George Illawarra since 2007 with a gutsy win [...]

The Brumbies squad to run the Bulls

By 27 July 2013

The Brumbies have announced they’re looking to build on last week’s squeaker against the Cheetahs with the same side to face the mighty Bulls at the fortress like Loftus Versfeld:
The University of Canberra Brumbies have named an unchanged side to take on the Bulls this weekend at Loftus Versfeld as the ACT-based club fights for [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League Thriller Dance Party fundraiser

By 23 July 2013

[ 27 July 2013 6:00 pm to 28 July 2013 12:00 am. ] Canberra Roller Derby League are fundraising to get our VCR Squad to Queensland to face off against the Brisbane City Rollers and Sun State Roller Girls! And what better way than to dance!

Join members of CRDL and DJ Raven in the Atlas Room -Hellenic in the City from 6pm-7:30pm for a Kids Dance Party, followed [...]

BELCOPALOOZA! Australian Skateboarding Championships

By 23 July 2013

[ 5 October 2013; ] Nike SB and Skateboarding Australia are proud to officially announce the ACT’s October 5th event named Belcopalooza: The Australian Championship. Held in conjunction with the Centenary of Canberra; this is going to be massive: Australia’s best skateboarder’s competing for $18,000 prize money!

More info here: http://sba.org.au/Blog/belcopalooza

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 23

By 22 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the astonishing Monteiths Wheat and Apricot.
Like the Brumbies play, there is no music.
You can download it now.
Our tips this week are:
Rob – Crusader, Brumbies
John – Crusaders, Brumbies

From losing ugly to winning ugly, Brumbies need to step up a couple of gears to make the grand final

By 21 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The paint on the post proved just enough to squeak the Brumbies home against the Cheetahs in their first final this afternoon.
Outplayed 2 tries to none the Brumbies hung tough enough to stay in contention 15-13.
Travelling to Pretoria to play the Bulls next week is going to need something else again from what they had [...]

Canberra Raiders thrash the Eels as the home streak rolls on

By 21 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Foxsports has the happy news of lime green triumph at the Stadium in Bruce:
NOT since 1995, when their current coach was wreaking havoc in a lime green jersey, have Parramatta lost eight straight games.
So it was somewhat cruel that Ricky Stuart had to suffer the indignity of being in charge of the first Eels side [...]

People’s Liberation Army Raiders to continue the long march with Huawei

By 19 July 2013

The Raiders have the exciting news that Huawei are extending their sponsorship and the Green Machine is off the Shenzen in 2014 to be cheered on by the Huawei workforce:
Huawei Corporate Affairs Director Jeremy Mitchell said he hoped the sponsorship renewal would add weight to the push for the first 2014 NRL match to be [...]

Rain closes the sportsgrounds

By 19 July 2013

The ACT Government is putting word out on ground closures:
All ACT Government sportsgrounds will be closed today Friday 19 July due to wet weather and the forecast of further showers.
The decision has been taken in order to minimise damage to the turf surfaces and in the interests of player safety.
The focus is on protecting grounds [...]

Rathbone, Smith and White back for the Brumbies date with destiny

By 19 July 2013

The Brumbies have named their side for Sunday’s blockbuster final against the tournament entertainers the Cheetahs at Canberra Stadium:
Seasoned campaigners George Smith and Clyde Rathbone make a return to the University of Canberra Brumbies starting XV this Sunday in the side’s first finals appearance in nine years.
Both players returned to the Brumbies for an [...]

Lunch on the Brumbies

By 18 July 2013

The Brumbies are giving notice that they’re putting on a BBQ at lunchtime today (12.30 to 1.30pm):
With snags and facilities supplied by ActewAGL, the Brumbies are holding a meet and greet to say thank you to their supporters for backing the team in 2013.
In all, 10 players will be on hand with ticket [...]

S*** Brumbies fans never say?

By 16 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Well what’s a finals run without some bandwagon jumping?
Posted by the rUCkusCrew13
University of Canberra Brumbies Vs. The Central Cheetahs
Qualifying Final
Sunday 21 July 2013
Get around the rUCkus Crew!
$10 ticket deal! Ticket, supporter and drinks package included in the price!
Pre-party at Zierholz at UC from 12am!
Come into the UC Life! office to secure your tickets!
Building [...]

Blake says he didn’t do it

By 16 July 2013

Canberra Raiders and New South Wales winger Blake Ferguson is pleading not guilty in response to charges of indecent assault, reports ABC News.
Ferguson was accused of assaulting a young woman in a Cronulla nightclub while out drinking with fellow well behaved footballer Josh Dugan.
Ferguson has been suspended by the NRL for multiple problems, mostly related [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 22

By 15 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Little Creatures Bright Ale.
The music is by Los Capitanes.
You can download it now.
Our tips this week are:
Rob – Reds, Brumbies
John – Crusaders, Brumbies

When football teams do strange things are we even understanding the game?

By 15 July 2013

We’re not naming names. Nor are we pointing fingers.
But The Economist this week has a story on the many ways sporting teams can be put to bad use by money men.
Worth knowing about.
Not that we’re saying we have any proof at all it happens in these parts.

Brumbies final this Sunday afternoon

By 15 July 2013

[ 28 July 2013 at 4:10 pm; ] Despite disgracing themselves, their team, their families, and this city on Saturday night the Brumbies are still in the finals (could have had the saloon passage but we’re doing it the hard way now).

The team has details of the Sunday afternoon extravaganza in Bruce:

The University of Canberra Brumbies will host the Cheetahs on Sunday, [...]

Sheer blithering incompetence costs the Brumbies a chance at top finals spots

By 13 July 2013

One can only hope tonight’s miserable effort by the Brumbies, going down 15-21 to the Force, will be a wakeup call for finals football.
But it was bloody awful.
UPDATE: Foxsports has details if you’re into that sort of thing.

Quiet Gyms for irritable old men in Canberra?

By 13 July 2013

Dear fellow rioters -
Having achieved a certain age and degree of blobbiness, I decide that some sort of gym work would be a good idea.
To this end I went to a certain northside gym, where I thought I’d start with a dumbed-down, westernised, yoga class.
However, while waiting for the class to start, the piped doof-doof [...]

Brumbies named for regular season finale

By 12 July 2013

The Brumbies have named their side which we would all like to see win with four tries over the Force in Perth latish on Saturday night:
The University of Canberra Brumbies have named their team to face the Western Force in Perth, with Ian Prior selected at scrumhalf and Colby Faingaa claiming the starting No. [...]

Shillington quits the Raiders leadership group

By 12 July 2013

In signs of a very unhappy team the SMH reports that David Shillington wants no part of a leadership group that tolerates Blake Ferguson:
He is due to face Waverley Local Court next Tuesday, the day before the third and deciding match of the Origin series in Sydney. While Ferguson has been sidelined by administrators since [...]

National Capital Paintball League 2013 Round 2

By 11 July 2013

Round 2 of the 2013 National Capital Paintball League was held last weekend at Paintball Sports ACT.
20 teams from the ACT and NSW battled it out across two divisions. When the dust settled the rankings were as follows:
Division 3
1. Climax
2. Ivy
3. TPC – The Players Club
4. Cunning Stunts
5. Plan B
6. Divas
7. Vengeance
8. TPC – Factory [...]

Brumbies finals tickets on sale

By 11 July 2013

The Brumbies have one more regular season game to go, but they’re confident enough to be selling finals tickets:
Tickets for the University of Canberra Brumbies first home final are now on sale for the general public.
Brumbies supporters are advised that the home qualifying/semi-final will take place on either be the Friday 19, Sunday [...]

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