Despite completely obliterating the Bulls scrum the Brumbies insistence on playing it close brought the result down to an extra time penalty kick.
But Napoleon said he wanted lucky generals not clever ones.
And our guys were lucky tonight.
Over on The Roar they’re asking why Canberra’s rugby league players so often turn out to be, well they call them bad boys.
Weston Creek Soccer Club is making it known that they’re moving on the greenfields of Molonglo:
The club previously known as Weston Creek Soccer Club has unanimously voted at its Annual General Meeting to rename itself Weston Molonglo Football Club.
“This is a huge step forward for the Club,” Club President Chris Brown said.
“It signifies our expansion [...]
The Brumbies have announced their side for this Saturday night’s enticing clash with the powerhouse Bulls from Pretoria:
Etienne Oosthuizen will make his Brumbies Rugby debut on Saturday night when he starts at lock against the Bulls at Canberra Stadium.
The hulking South African native, who has revealed his intentions to one day represent the [...]
The Queanbeyan Age has run a story about Rugby. ‘Proper’ Rugby as Johnboy is quick to remind me.
Apparently in my last Rugby story I called the wrong type of Rugby ‘Rugby’ and that is a big faux pas. I apologise to all involved. Never will I call that Rugby ‘Rugby’ again, I will only call [...]
Any tips on places around Canberra that are good for training for obstacle course races?
For example, parallel bars, extended monkeybars, hurdles and lots of stairs.
I’m training for the Mens Health Urbanathlon in Sydney in June and don’t know where to start.
Any tips much appreciated.
The Football Federation Australia has announced Canberra is hosting 2015 Asian Cup soccer games!
The competition will kick off in Melbourne on January 9, 2015 with an opening ceremony and Socceroos match at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium and will culminate in the Final at Sydney’s Stadium Australia on January 31, 2015.
The other three competition venues [...]
Pizza – how can you go wrong? Easy at Bruce Stadium.
Take a ( probably frozen) parbaked circle of dough, top it with ersatz tomato gloop, and a few slices of ham like substance sliced so thin you could read contract fine print through it; completely destroy any integrity in a microwave and $ 8.50 thank you very [...]
Rob, Tim and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the surprising Innocent Bystanders Moscato because Rob was paying for it (and a man with hair that good one has to wonder about).
The music is by All Guns Blazing.
You can download it now.
Our tips for this [...]
Canberra Times Entertainment and Lifestyle reporter Jenna Clarke has taken time out from her own Canberra bashing to bring us an exciting new take on the genre.
This time it’s the heavily pregnant and recently dumped 23 year old ex-girlfriend of former Raiders star Josh Dugan:
While Ms Palmer is unsure about which club the 22-year-old football [...]
Foxsports has the story (but no match video) of the Lime Green finally victorious in the Desperation Cup against the Dragons:
Troubled Canberra centre Blake Ferguson has repaid his club’s faith in him by swearing off alcohol for six weeks and starring in the 30-17 win over St George Illawarra.
Ferguson only narrowly avoided the same [...]
Foxsports tells the tale of a reality check for our brave lads as their stunning run of away wins came to an inevitable conclusion in the small hours of our night in South Africa.
The points would have been nice but hopefully this will help with their development.
Jake White’s men were gunning for a record eight [...]
This Sunday 24 March, the Canberra Hillclimb Circuit at Fairbairn Park hosts the 2013 HeartKids Hillclimb.
The event is being run in memory of Daniel Cummin’s younger brother William, who died at the age of 12 from complications of a heart defect that he battled with from birth. To celebrate what would of been William’s 21st [...]
I have never drunk Raiders Milk. As a child a combination of disliking milk, instinctively avoiding whatever the popular kids liked, and thinking Rugby was for neck-less slabs of meat who’ve somehow learnt to talk, prevented me from giving the unnatural green liquid a try.
My opinions on things haven’t changed much as I’ve grown, however [...]
The Brumbies have announced their side to attempt a South African clean sweep on Sunday morning:
Jake White has made just two changes to his team which will face the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday, with Ian Prior named to start at scrumhalf for the first time this year and Dan Palmer returning as tight-head [...]
The Canberra Raiders are letting it be known they’ve got 8,000 lime green fans willing to pay for a season membership with the first home game coming up.
The Canberra Raiders have received a timely boost ahead of their first home game of the season, crashing through the 8000 member mark for 2013.
The Raiders membership [...]
The Canberra Raiders have let it be known they’re all good for the anti-doping investigation:
Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner said the Raiders can feel vindicated about their involvement in the recent ASADA investigation and knew they had little to worry about from a club perspective.
ASADA has informed the NRL that aside from some well-documented [...]
[ 23 March, 2013; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) is thrilled to be taking to the track again to roll out our 2013 home season. The first two teams to face off will be the Red Bellied Black Hearts and the Brindabelters. Both teams will be ready to skate their hearts out to dominate the first bout of the [...]
Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the old classic Coopers’ Sparkling.
The music is by the Fig Newlies.
You can download it now.
Our tips for this weekend are:
John: Chiefs, Saders, Reds, Force, Sharks, Brumbies, Blues
Rob: Chiefs, Saders, Reds, Cheetahs, Sharks, Brumbies, Blues
Here is the Skateboarding Australia ACT Hub events calendar for Autumn.
Every event is free and all ages.
Skateboards and helmets supplied.
Come and give it a go!
Foxsports have the gory details of yesterday’s pathetic capitulation by the Green Machine to the Gold Coast Titans.
In other exciting news the team is shopping a dirt file on Josh Dugan which is sure to be a consideration for future recruits!
Foxsports tells the tale of a remarkable smashing of a top flight team in South Africa by our own Brumbies.
They’ve also set a new record for consecutive away wins.
How far can this rag tag team of misfit renegades go?
The Brumbies have announced a new scholarship at the University of Canberra:
A high-performing South African student will receive a chance to study in Australia under a new scholarship announced today.
The University of Canberra Brumbies Scholarship for General Excellence, known as the ‘Jake White Scholarship’, includes University of Canberra tuition fees, subsidised accommodation and an internship [...]
The Brumbies have provided an update on Brumbies star recruit David Pocock’s knee:
University of Canberra Brumbies flanker David Pocock last night underwent a two-hour procedure to repair the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee in Brisbane.
The reconstruction was overseen by the noted surgeon Peter Myers, who is well known to the rugby community [...]
Wily fox Jake White appears to be up to something in his home of South Africa.
The team has announced their team for this weekend’s clash in Durban with the Sharks:
Scott Sio makes his first career start at loose-head prop in Durban on Saturday night when the University of Canberra Brumbies take on the Sharks. [...]
It will in the not too distance future be the stuff of legend how Super Coach Jake White spotted Jesse Mogg (MOGGY! to the fans) running around in ACT club rugby and saw raw material he could turn to greatness.
Green and Gold Rugby have compiled this excellent mixtape of the highlights of Jesse Mogg in [...]
Mayor Rattenbury is welcoming the 2013 Oceania Road Cycling Championships to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve:
“The 2013 Oceania Road Championships features many talented road cyclists vying for selection in the next World Championships,” Mr Rattenbury said.
“Cycling is such a healthy and environmentally friendly way to experience the beautiful Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, so it is great to [...]
The Canberra Raiders have decided they’ve had enough Josh Dugan and are still thinking about Blake Ferguson:
As a result of the meeting the board decided to terminate the contract of Josh Dugan effective immediately.
Blake Ferguson will remain at the club, but is stood down from playing with the Raiders indefinitely.
Ferguson will be required to [...]
Tim, Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the nothing because Rob and Tim are great disappointments.
The music is by Epic Flagon.
You can download it now.
Our tips for this weekend are:
Tim: Hurricanes, Cheetahs, Chiefs, Bulls, Reds, Brumbies.
John: Hurricanes, Warratahs, Chiefs, ‘Saders, Reds, Brumbies
Rob: Hurricanes, [...]
The Raiders have let it be known that Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson won’t be playing for the side this weekend:
The Canberra Raiders have stood down players Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson indefinitely, for breaching a number of team policies.
Both Dugan and Ferguson will remain stood down until the incident has been fully investigated [...]
Tuggeranong Masters Swimming Club will be holding a super swim weekend next weekend 16th and 17th March as part of swimmers preparations for the National Championships which are being held at Sydney Olympic Park on 17th – 20th April. However it is not specifically for those competing in Sydney, as other members and visitors are [...]
The Canberra Times has a interesting story on the troubles of Raiders fullback Josh Dugan.
The pictures of Dugan peering out of his doorway and then police at a very similar door were particularly nice work.
UPDATE: Foxsports have video.