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Where now for the Raiders?

By 3 August 2014

It took 153 minutes before the Raiders Holden Cup team scored to make it Raiders 6 against New Zealand Warriors 108 in the 2 games that they have played this year. That unfortunately spells a bleak future for the Canberra Raiders. The Raiders can’t attract footballers with any sort of name to the club and [...]

Super Rugby is in Big Trouble

By 3 August 2014

(Warning: spoiler – result mentioned)
There is very little future for Super Rugby. The reason people are not watching is that it is boring. The old days of the free running Brumbies scoring 50 points mostly in tries has long gone. I recorded and just watched the Super Rugby Final. Played it back at 6x speed. [...]

Canberra FC fall to narrow Wanderers defeat

By 31 July 2014

A single goal to Western Sydney Wanderers’ Jaushua Sotirio condemned Canberra FC to a 1-0 defeat in the glamour friendly at Deakin Stadium but the home team can be incredibly proud of a performance that pushed the professionals all the way. Indeed, had Josip Jadric aimed a fraction lower when returning a half clearance from [...]

Canberra to host the final of the T20 Big Bash League

By 31 July 2014
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The final of the 2014-15 T20 Big Bash League will be coming to Canberra on 28 January 2015. The match will be played at Manuka Oval.
Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager of Operations Mike McKenna said: “We have looked at a number of options for hosting the final of the Big Bash League, given the unique [...]

Locals to get Wanderers Chance

By 29 July 2014

Tomorrow’s big friendly match between Canberra FC and Western Sydney Wanderers at Deakin Stadium will take on extra importance for two local Canberra players who have been drafted into the Hyundai A-League squad for the prestigious pre-season clash.
Midfielder Tom Milicevic and Central Defender Ross Costanzo have been included in the Wanderers squad with the aim [...]

BRACE 2014 Grand Final – AIS Arena – 6 x Australian Title Fights

By 28 July 2014
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[ 22 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]

6 X Australian Mixed Martial Arts Titles are on the line in this massive end of season event.

Live from the AIS Arena in Canberra the Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight BRACE Australian MMA Titles will be contested. The best fighters from across Australia have competed throughout the year in knock out elimination [...]

Local Sports Wrap 26th and 27th July 2014

By 28 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

RUGBY UNION
The ACT Brumbies’ hopes of reaching a second successive Super Rugby final were dashed when they lost to the New South Wales Waratahs 26-8 on Saturday night.
The Brumbies failed to carry the momentum from last week’s thrilling win over the Chiefs into Saturday’s blockbuster semi-final clash against the Waratahs as they came off second [...]

University of Canberra new front of shirt sponsor for Canberra United

By 24 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra United will sport a new front of shirt sponsor for Westfield W-League Season 7 with the University of Canberra taking the prominent position for the new campaign.
“We are delighted to have the University of Canberra increase its support for Canberra United by becoming the new front of shirt sponsor,” Canberra United CEO Heather Reid [...]

Local Sports Wrap 19th and 20th July 2014

By 21 July 2014

Rugby Union
The ACT Brumbies booked their place in next weekend’s Super Rugby semi-finals with a thrilling 32-30 victory over the Waikato Chiefs at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.
The Brumbies were at their attacking best as they ran in four tries to condemn the Chiefs to their first play-off loss in three seasons. The victory sets [...]

Confessions of a Topless Man Painterer

By 19 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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You may think that slopping paint on a half-naked university student’s torso is a questionable Saturday evening activity, but as card-carrying member of the rUCkus crew, I take this responsibility very seriously.
This crew that I’m a part of, you see, is a group of University of Canberra students who support the Brumbies at every home [...]

Local Sports Wrap 12th and 13th July 2014

By 14 July 2014

RUGBY UNION
The ACT Brumbies kept their championship dream alive with a commanding 47-25 victory over the Western Force at Canberra Stadium on Friday night.
The Brumbies ran in seven tries to three and dominated every facet of the game to secure their place in the Super Rugby finals for the second year running. Matt Toomua was [...]

World Cup Final 2014 – Where are the Argentina fans gathering?

By 13 July 2014

Hola,
Does anyone know where in Canberra the Argentina fans are gathering on Monday morning?
Ciao,
Hugo Diaz

Patty Mills to receive keys to the city

By 10 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has today announced that Canberra local, Patrick Mills, will be awarded the keys to the city next Friday during a public event in Civic which will allow Canberrans the chance to meet the NBA star and recognise his sporting achievements both in Australia and overseas.
Patty Mills was a key player in [...]

Local Sports Wrap 5th & 6th July 2014

By 8 July 2014

Rugby Union
The Tuggeranong Vikings kept their unbeaten record in 2014 intact with a 39-3 demolition of Uni-Norths at Viking Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Vikings put on a stellar display of attacking rugby to claim their eleventh straight victory of the season. The reigning John I Dent Cup champions were made to work hard for the [...]

Fotu Auelua re-signs with the Brumbies

By 7 July 2014

University of Canberra Brumbies cult hero Fotu Auelua has put pen to paper to stay with the club for another season, through to the end of 2015.
With 30 caps to his name, the 30-year-old loose-forward has developed into one of the club’s old heads and was a member of the UC Brumbies leadership group [...]

Do our sporting heroes need to be role models off the pitch?

By 2 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Jokes are already doing the rounds on social media poking fun at the evidently common sense challenged NRL player Todd Carney.  Sadly I now know what ‘bubbling’ is.  According to the Sydney Morning Herald it’s pretty big in Australia.  Who knew?
Last week, Luis Suarez bit an Italian player during a world cup match, resulting in [...]

Nick Kyrgios stuns Rafael Nadal with a four set win

By 2 July 2014

Nick Kyrgios has done the impossible overnight knocking world number one Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon.
Our newest local sporting hero beat Nadal in four sets – 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.
In what will go down as one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history, Kyrgios world ranking is set to rise to No 66 [...]

ACT Women’s Premier League Round 13 Review

By 30 June 2014

ACT Women’s Premier League Football Round 11 – Review.
Sunday 29th June
Weston-Molonglo FC 2 v ACTAS 1
REPORT BY JOHN COLLEY: Weston-Molonglo FC have put together one of their best performances of the season to upset ACTAS 2-1 at the ANU Willows. It looked like it could be a long day on the field for Weston in [...]

Capital Football Round 12 Review

By 30 June 2014

National Premier League Round 10 – Review.
Sunday 29th June
FFA COE 1 v Belconnen United 4
Belconnen United increased their lead at the top of the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football league ladder with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over the FFA Centre of Excellence at the AIS Grass Fields on a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon. The Blue [...]

Todd Carney has done it again…

By 29 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Todd Carney has been caught up in yet another scandal. This time a photo was posted overnight that showed the troubled Cronulla star urinating in his own mouth.
Reports are circulating that the Cronulla board have just acted to the news which has been sweeping social media all morning. Carney has been reportedly sacked.
A search on [...]

Larkham signs new three-year deal as Fisher bids farewell

By 29 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Stephen Larkham has committed to another three years as University of Canberra Brumbies Head Coach, taking him through to the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
The announcement comes as Laurie Fisher confirmed he will finish his tenure as Director of Rugby with the UC Brumbies at season’s end to join English Premiership side, [...]

Brumbies go down 39-8 to the Waratahs

By 29 June 2014

An injury-depleted Brumbies have gone down 39-8 to the Waratahs overnight in Sydney.
Missing 11 players, including 6 Wallabies, it was never going to be an easy task for the Brumbies.
To make matters worse for the Brumbies, Tevita Kuridrani left the field injured after 10 minutes.
The Waratahs pushed out to a 14-0 lead after 20 minutes. [...]

Raiders go down 19-18 to the West Tigers

By 29 June 2014

The Raiders have narrowly gone down 19-18 to the West Tigers overnight at Campbelltown Stadium.
Things started badly for the West Tigers when James Tedesco, who recently backflipped on a deal with the Raiders, was left in agony after the first tackle of the game. Tedesco clashed knees with Terry Campese. Reports have now confirmed Tedesco [...]

Record number of teams for Kanga Cup

By 28 June 2014
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The 2014 Subway Kanga Cup will be the biggest tournament yet to be staged with a confirmed entry list of 273 teams ready to take to the fields in Canberra in July. Participants will enjoy a week of fun, friendship and football creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
The playing arenas of Southwell [...]

Tuggies draw South Hobart in the round of 32 in the FFA Cup

By 27 June 2014
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Tuggeranong United Football Club have just drawn South Hobart in the inaugural FFA Cup.
The FFA Cup is a national knockout tournament run by Football Federation Australia in conjunction with the State and Territory Member Federations in Queensland, New South Wales, Northern New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. The [...]

Canberran Nick Kyrgios stuns 13th seed at Wimbledon

By 27 June 2014

Be proud Canberra! Local boy Nick Kyrgios has pulled off a major upset overnight beating 13th seed Richard Gasquet in a five-set-marathon at Wimbledon.
Kyrgios came from two sets down and saved nine match points in what surely will go down as the win of his career.
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Own a piece of Brumbies history – Brum for sale

By 27 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s the end of an era as the UC Brumbies get ready to farewell one of its greatest servants, Brum. The ambulance-turn-Brumbies big mover has been on the road representing the Brumbies for almost a decade however the time has come to part ways.
Brumbies Media & Communications Officer Elliot Woods said it is said to [...]

Laurie Fisher bound for the UK?

By 27 June 2014

Reports are circulating that Brumbies director of coaching Laurie Fisher is set to announce that he has taken up the head coaching job at English club Gloucester.
Many regard Fisher as one of the best forward coaches in the world. He is highly regarded for his technical knowledge of the game. Fisher returned to Canberra in [...]

Tomane re-signs for two more seasons

By 26 June 2014

Joe Tomane will remain a Brumby until the end of 2016 after re-signing with the ARU and the University of Canberra Brumbies on Thursday.
Two more years in Canberra will take Tomane’s time with the club through to five seasons, with the winger almost certain to rack up 50 caps at some point in 2015. Ruled [...]

Canberra’s own Patty Mills wins a NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs

By 16 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A proud day for local sports as Canberra’s own Patty Mills showcased his incredible talent in the US, helping the San Antonio Spurs to take the NBA title.
The 25 year old basketball player attended Marist College and served as a ball boy for the Cannons around 2000. He was selected for the ACT under 18 [...]

Capital Football Round 10 Review

By 16 June 2014

National Premier League Round 10 – Review.
Saturday 14th June
Tuggeranong United 1 v Belconnen United 3
Belconnen United went to the top of the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football ladder for at least 24 hours after defeating Tuggeranong United 3-1 at Kambah on a cool Saturday afternoon. And, whilst the Blue Devils were worthy of the three [...]

ACT Women’s Premier League Round 11 Review

By 16 June 2014

ACT Women’s Premier League Football Round 11 – Review.
Sunday 15th June
Weston-Molonglo FC 7 v ANU WFC 0
Weston-Molonglo FC kept their hopes of a top four place alive after accounting for ANU WFC in a comfortable 7-0 victory. The Magpies led 2-0 at the interval and the pace of their attacks was simply too much for [...]

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