Shame the National Rugby League (NRL) doesn’t have promotion and relegation. That way it would at least force Canberra to put a decent team out there, or you would hope so. I have just suffered enough at 22 nil against Easts when I turned off. It appeared Easts were only going through the motions, it [...]
37 year old Canberra referee Ben Williams flies out to Brazil tomorrow and goes straight into a referee camp in preparation for the game’s showpiece event.
Williams was selected as one of 25 referees from around the globe to officiate at the World Cup in Brazil which starts 12 June.
Williams will most likely only find out [...]
[ 30 May 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
This Friday, celebrate winter with Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride. The newest chapter in the legendary film series, Ticket to Ride will take you on an action packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. Witness athletes at their career best, and discover the paths that put them at the top of the steepest [...]
Promising West Tigers fullback James Tedesco has agreed a 3 year deal with the Raiders.
Last ditch attempts by the West Tigers to keep the 21 year old have failed after a lucrative offer was put forward by the Raiders – believed to be nearly $2 million over 3 years.
What do you think Raiders fan’s?
Further details [...]
National Premier League Round 7 – Review.
Sunday 25th May
Canberra FC 5 v Canberra City 0
Canberra FC ensured they remained top of the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football after defeating a belligerent Canberra City 5-0 at Deakin Stadium. The home team was always in control of the match but City made them work hard for their [...]
ACT Women’s Premier League Football Round 8 – Review.
Thursday 22nd May
ANU WFC 0 v Canberra FC 11
Canberra FC romped to their fifth win of the season as they crushed ANU WFC 11-0 in a match brought forward from Round 10 and switched to Deakin Stadium under lights in midweek. The victory moved Canberra FC into [...]
The Canberra Raiders have bounced back after a month to forget with a dominant 42-12 win over the North Queensland Cowboys this afternoon in Canberra.
The Cowboys, missing Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott and James Tamou, all on origin duty, were the first to score when Ethan Lowe crossed after 18 minutes.
However a try to Paul Vaughan [...]
The Brumbies have surrendered top spot in the Australian conference after going down 44-23 overnight in Pretoria.
The result kept the Brumbies winless on their two-game trip to South Africa.
The Brumbies were never in the game as the Bulls run out to a 31-6 lead by the 44th minute.
“The Bulls put on a display tonight they [...]
Henry Speight has turned down lucrative offers from overseas to remain loyal to the Brumbies for 2 more years.
Henry is highly regarded by Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie. Now his contract situation has been secured he can focus on securing a Wallabies jersey when he becomes eligible for Australian selection in September.
National Premier League Round 6 – Review.
Saturday 17th May
Belconnen United 2 – Canberra FC 2
A 94th minute header from substitute Josip Jadric earned Canberra FC a point from a 2-2 draw with Belconnen United at McKellar Park on Saturday evening. Jadric rose highest to nod past Blue Devils goalkeeper Ashley Collins deep into added time [...]
Over 40% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Canberrans have felt unsafe in a sporting environment and 32.2% have experienced verbal homophobia/bullying in sport, a new report has found.
Coinciding with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Inclusive Sport Survey Report presents findings on the sport experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and [...]
The Canberra Raiders have gone down to the Penrith Panthers this afternoon in Canberra.
Despite having conceded 108 points in their last couple of outings the Raiders started the match in positive fashion scoring in the first minute.
The Raiders went to the break leading 16-14, however soon after the resumption the Panthers scored. The Panthers extended [...]
The Brumbies have gone down to the Cheetahs overnight in Bloemfontein.
A converted Stephen Moore try with 5 minutes to go moved the Brumbies to within 3 points. However the Cheetahs responded immediately with a field goal to push the final score out to 27-21.
“We didn’t have the start to the game we wanted, the Cheetahs [...]
Basketball ACT (BACT) and the University of Canberra Union (UCU) are delighted to formally announce the transfer of the Canberra Capitals to the University of Canberra as of Today. The change means that the ownership and management of the Capitals transfers from BACT to UCU, including the WNBL licence, all player contracts, assets, and the [...]
Two of the world’s biggest sporting events are coming to Canberra in 2015 and local volunteers are needed to help ensure they are world-class events.
AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 are urging Canberrans to be a part of two of the biggest events the ACT has ever hosted.
The call for [...]
So I don’t know the full story behind this but apparently Brumby Jack was a bit off colour at the ANZAC Day game against the Chiefs and was even caught trying to rev up the crowd during the Last Post and moment’s silence.
Rumour has it Clyde Rathbone’s brother was filling in the suit that weekend [...]
The Brumbies have spoiled Jake White’s return to Canberra with a hard fought 16-9 win over the Sharks in Canberra last night.
In a match dominated by the forwards, the return of Fotu Auelua bought some much needed aggression to the Brumbies back row.
Both sides traded a penalty goal apiece after the break, before Sam Carter, [...]
Looks like Ricky Stuart has bought the form that saw him get the flick from at least two NRL sides as he took them to oblivion. The Raiders will be lucky to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon like those other 2 sides. His departure has seen both sides benefit as both are currently above Canberra but [...]
In more good news for the Brumbies a media release has just been issued informing us that Nic White has followed Matt Toomua’s lead and re-signed…
After yesterday’s announcement that Matt Toomua will remain in Canberra, the club is celebrating the news that Nic White will also remain in the Australian Capital until at least the [...]
The Brumbies facebook page brings us word that Matt Toomua has re-signed for 3 years!
Great news! Well done Matt and the Brumbies!
Let’s hope this is a sign to come for more key players to re-sign.
Saturday 3rd May
Tuggeranong United 3 (Jon Toole 4’, Daniel Colbertaldo 17’, Harry Pettit 92’) Canberra Olympic 2 (Mark Shields 39’, Callum Smith 61’)
A stoppage time winner from Harry Pettit saw Tuggeranong United inflict a first defeat of the season on Canberra Olympic as the hosts won 3-2 on a cold afternoon at Kambah. United stole [...]
Despite it being 14 years since the Brumbies had claimed a win over the Crusaders in New Zealand the team went into the match with a lot of confidence after their dominating display against the Chiefs a few weeks earlier.
However ill-discipline across the park meant the Brumbies were never in the hunt, eventually going down [...]
[ 3 May 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be going up against Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows on Saturday 3 May!
The bout will also introduce Capital Carnage, our men’s roller derby team, in a special five-on-five short game before the main game.
Doors open at 5 pm at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.
Tickets are $10 at the door, and children under [...]
The Jayco Australian Opals will take the next step in their preparations for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women this week, with a 12-strong squad named for the tour of the USA departing Wednesday.
Coming off a successful training camp on the Gold Coast earlier this month, Jayco Opals Head Coach Brendan Joyce has named [...]
(Direct Media Release care of Capital Football)
Sunday 27th April
Canberra FC 7 (Ryan Keir 4’, Domenic Giampaolo 48’ (pen), 60’, Daniel Bennett 50’, 57’, Alex Oloriegbe 83’, Philippe Bernabo-Madrid 84’) Tuggeranong United 0
Canberra FC stormed to a 7-0 victory over Tuggeranong United at Deakin Stadium to continue their excellent start to the campaign. The hosts ultimately [...]
Although SANZAR ruled that no anthems could be played at the Super Rugby fixture between the Brumbies and the Chiefs on ANZAC Day, crowds paid their respects by removing their hats and falling silent (although not labeled a minutes silence according the SANZARs wishes).
This display of respect was accompanied by a reading of The Ode [...]
Hello Rioters – does anyone know if any Canberra venues are opening tomorrow morning to broadcast the Alex Leapai vs Wladimir Klitschko fight? I know it is being broadcasted on Foxtel Main Event.
The Brumbies took revenge over the Chiefs for last years grand final loss by belting them 41-23 tonight in Canberra.
Leading 13-6 at the break, Tevita Kuridrani’s double, plus some free flowing rugby from man of the match Matt Toomua, cemented a solid win.
The bonus point win put’s the Brumbies in second place, just one point [...]
[ 13 June 2014 at 12:00 pm; ] The Sydney Swans are hosting a lunch in Canberra to honour recently retired Swans legend Jude Bolton.
Other guests include ex-Collingwood captain, Team of Century member and AFL Football Hall of Fame inductee, Des Tuddenham, and Sydney Swans CEO, Andrew Ireland.
Date: Friday 13th June
Venue: National Press Club, Canberra
Ticket Price: Members $115, Non-members $120
All Tickets [...]
The Canberra Raiders have completed a last minute 24-22 come from behind victory over the Melbourne Storm in Canberra this afternoon.
The win ends a 6 game losing streak in Canberra.
Anthony Milford was again inspirational and put in a man of the match performance.
Watch the green machine belt out the team song after the win.
[ 25 April 2014 to 26 April 2014. ]
Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC: a two-day, three-tier skate extravaganza. Whether you want to catch a few heats on Friday 25 April for the mere cost of a gold coin donation, or show up for the thrilling finals on Saturday evening, 26 April, this tournament will have your Anzac entertainment covered.