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Brumbies stick with what works

By 2 August 2013

The Brumbies have finally posted this weekend’s team to their website:
Jake White has named an unchanged team for this Saturday’s Super Rugby Final against the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium.
It’s the third week straight White has named the same 22 and the first time that’s happened since he took over the coaching reigns, two [...]

Go Brumbies Wallpaper!

By 2 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Following on from yesterday’s news that the ACT Government computers are all being switched over to a Brumbies theme a reader has sent in the above.
Now you can all join in, and no one needs to feel left out.

Top Brumbies tries of 2013. So far.

By 2 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Foxsports have kindly put together a compilation of this year’s best Brumbies tries.
Something to whet your whistle for Saturday’s festivities when they hopefully add to the ledger (possibly in a play involving Jesse Mogg or Henry Speight).
They’re also running a poll, I voted for Moggy over the Bulls which is pleasingly just in front in [...]

Raiders a team for the lower class? [With poll]

By 2 August 2013

It has long been noted that when Raiders fans attend a Brumbies game they are astonished and alarmed by the displays of manners and courtesy from the crowd.
Sometimes they mistake basic decency for a thing they call “lack of atmosphere”.
In The Roar today Kane Cassidy is opining about why Wollongong is a better choice for [...]

You WILL show team spirit.

By 1 August 2013

A friend has facebooked this announcement sent out to ACT Government employees.
Enjoy your compulsory Brumbies Fever.
Now if they can brumbify the screensavers that would be a sight!
(Does someone in shared services want those season ticket prizes?)

Places to watch the Brumbies

By 1 August 2013

I will be watching the Brumbies at Che’s place via Foxtel for Xbox eating Baltimore Pit Beef off my smoker.
But for those who aren’t invited to that party the Brumbies have sent out a guide for places you can watch the game:
Re: ACT venues showing the Super Rugby Final
The University of Canberra Brumbies [...]

Win a pass to see whichever kind of football it is that the Brumbies play

By 1 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Katy Gallagher is doing publicity for the Brumbies, and calling on Canberra business to help her do so in order to win a season pass to every Brumbies home game in 2014.
Chief Minister calls on Canberra businesses and offices to show their Brumbies colours Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has reminded Canberra workers and businesses to [...]

Brumbies fever

By 31 July 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced Brumby based activities leading up to Saturday night’s date with destiny:
Arrangements are being made to generate local Brumbies pride across the city. So far we can confirm that on Friday and Saturday nights:
• The Lake Burley Griffin (Captain Cook memorial jet) fountain will be blue;
• The National Carillion will [...]

If you were thinking about popping over to New Zealand…

By 31 July 2013

The Chiefs have announced that tickets to Saturdays Grand Final against our Brumbies have sold out:
Investec Super Rugby Finals tickets for the Chiefs v Brumbies match at Waikato Stadium this Saturday night at 7.35pm has SOLD OUT.
Interest was high as hundreds queued outside Waikato Stadium from 8.30pm Tuesday night to secure their match ticket [...]

Hash House Harriers. NEWS

By 31 July 2013

A message from Polly Waffler…
Long-time readers would remember occasional references to Hash House Harriers – the “Drinkers with a Running Problem” – on this site. The origins of the Hash, or HHH, are steeped in a haze of sweat and beer, yet a good summary exists here. You don’t need to run and [...]

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 [...]

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