Comedian Jay Sullivan has turned up on the roar as a rugby pundit on the subject of people who leave the ground early:
The game didn’t afford fans many opportunities to see the Brumbies structure for 2013, or see them execute many plays. But given how many times we lost by close margins early on [...]
[ 23 February, 2013; ] This Saturday Adventure Racing comes to town with the iAdventure Adventure Race down near the Cotter.
Making use of natures obstacles, adventure racing is a little more mentally stimulating than most obstacle events, with team work and navigation forming the founding principles of this style of event, while teams run (or walk), ride and tube around [...]
According to Chris Dutton over at the Canberra Times
“there was only one try in the Brumbies-Reds derby”
One wonders if Dutton was even at the game. Accuracy in reporting and all that.
It was not champagne rugby in Bruce last night. But it was a win over the mighty Reds.
RugbyHeaven have an honest assessment from the Brumbies skipper:
“We’re happy – a win’s important at this stage and they outplayed us twice last year and we weren’t happy with that,” Brumbies captain Ben Mowen said. ”We’re happy with [...]
A lot of things in this life are good fun until people start taking it seriously.
And quite why the Canberra Musicians Club is running knockout table tennis tournaments is a bit of a mystery.
But they do indeed happen and as a first round victim I can attest the standard is, if not high, then very [...]
Andy has sent this in:
For many years, the Canberra Archery Club puts on a Tournament over the Australia Day long weekend. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the club’s operation and is the first major competition held since the overhaul of the grounds
It came with this note:
With the high tech development of “Camera On [...]
Rugby Heaven have the unpleasant news that the Brumbies big unit Ita Vaea is out for the season for treatment of his blood clots:
The Brumbies first discovered a clot in Vaea’s calf in October and he was immediately sent for more tests when his foot turned white at training. At some point Vaea had a [...]
The Brumbies have published their pretty damn exciting team roster for the first game of the season against the mighty Queensland Reds:
The University of Canberra Brumbies have made just one change to the starting side which defeated the ACT XV last Friday night, with Henry Speight sliding onto the wing and Joe Tomane to the [...]
UC has been very busy hoovering up luvvies and today announce they’ve found a role for the Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf:
The new role, working alongside University of Canberra Union (UCU) chief executive Joe Roff, will see her offering support and mentoring to University sports teams while also lecturing in the University’s sports studies program [...]
SbA would like to welcome onboard Luke Brown who has been contracted to help set up the Skatepark Facility Guide. Luke has been involved heavily with the ACT Hubs for over a year now, and we are delighted to work with him in a full time capacity in regards to this monumental project. Here is [...]
The Liberals Steve Doszpot is having a cry that his progress to corporate hospitality at Manuka Oval was impeded by every other idiot like him thinking he could just rock up in his car and be accommodated at an inner city locale:
Manuka Oval has played host to two international sporting events in the past
month and [...]
After Jake had a mumble to a journalist on Monday about wanting 20,000 fans to come down to Canberra Stadium for the curtain raiser this Saturday the team has this Wednesday put out the call:
University of Canberra Brumbies fans are being asked to contribute to the Gold Rush at Canberra Stadium this Saturday night, [...]
The Brumbies have sent forth their merchandise selection for the 2013 season.
It’s some good looking gear and I might well pick some up at the ground on Saturday night.
I particularly like how what we used to call a baseball cap is now a “snapback”.
The Centenary of Canberra folk are making a last call for registrations for the Masters Games over Easter:
An open invitation has been issued to all masters athletes aged 30 and over to register for the landmark Australian Masters Athletics National Track and Field Championships, being held in Canberra over Easter.
The Championships are proudly supported by [...]
The ABC reports that the sports doping scandal is coming home to Canberra:
North Queensland, Penrith and Canberra have become the first NRL teams to come forward as the hunt to find the clubs involved in the Australian Crime Commission’s probe into the use of illicit drugs began in earnest.
The NRL put the heat back [...]
Rob, and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, and expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Pilsner Urquell.
You can download it now.
If you want to get in on our pool for the tipping competition there’s still time. Just follow these directions:
Come join my Super Rugby prediction game on SuperBru! It’s free [...]
The Brumbies have facebooked (because rational media strategies are not to their liking) that Clyde Rathbone has been named in the starting lineup for the crucial season curtain raiser against the Queensland Reds this Saturday!
Jake White has confirmed Clyde Rathbone will start for the Brumbies on Friday night. Massive achievement for the old fella! The [...]
The Herald Sun has the pleasing news that Canberra’s baseball team the Cavalry are the national champs!
MICHAEL Wells blasted the deciding run out of the ballpark to earn the Canberra Cavalry the title of Australian Baseball League champions on Saturday night.
Canberra beat Perth Heat 7-6 in game two to ensure the Claxton Shield will [...]
Love motor racing but just can’t afford the time, space or actual cash to live out your dreams of being the next Brocky?
Maybe it’s time to consider Radio Controlled Car Racing.
We’re not talking the toys you find in K-mart. These are sophisticated machines packing technology and features similar to the real thing.
Thousands of people compete [...]
ActewAGL have the thrilling news that they’ve decided to keep spending your money on their pet football players, but now with a Centenary Twist:
ActewAGL is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of the Canberra Raiders and Brumbies into the 2013 season – Canberra’s Centenary year.
The two-fold sponsorship announcement is testament to ActewAGL’s strong commitment [...]
After the PMs XI I had a few quibbles with the running of Manuka Oval.
It seems nothing was learned despite a China People’s Daily impersonation at the Canberra Times which promised all would be well the second time around.
Business coach Tony Ozanne has offered up a critique which differs from the enthusiastic tweeting of those [...]
No less an instrument than the front page of the BBC website has taken up the issue of the Australian Crime Commission’s report into organised crime and drugs in sport.
The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) said scientists, coaches and support staff were involved in the provision of drugs across multiple sporting codes.
In some cases, the drugs [...]
ACT Policing has praised the good behaviour of people who attended the one day international between Australia and the West Indies at Manuka Oval last night (Wednesday, February 6).
Operation Commander for the event, Station Sergeant Matthew Corbitt said the crowd was generally well behaved with sixteen people being ejected for being intoxicated or behaving in [...]
I’ve been tasked with helping find a good caterer for the Honda Australia Rally Team that are attending the NatCap Rally on the first weekend of March.
Will be based out of the service park, power etc all supplied, and to feed approx 30 people for the weekend.
Who’s out there? Opinions? Recommendations?
What a beautiful thing to see on the TV, international cricket live from Manuka Oval!
Hopefully they’ve fixed the “technical issue” which scuppered the beer filling machines at all the bars for the PM’s XI.
[ 8 February, 2013 to 10 February, 2013. ]
The Australia New Zealand Water Ski Challenge are putting the word out there:
Canberra will host its first international water skiing event this weekend (8-10 February) when Australia lines up against New Zealand on the Molonglo River.
The Australian New Zealand Water Ski Challenge will feature the Australian pair, 2012 “International Water Skier of the Year” Tim [...]
[ 8 February, 2013; 7:00 pm; ] The Brumbies are reminding rugby lovers they’re holding a trial match against an ACT XV this Friday:
ACT XV Head Coach Craig Robberds will assemble a strong squad to take on the Brumbies this Friday night at Viking Park, with all John I Dent Cup players available for the fixture.
On the back of a [...]
Basketball ACT has the stunning news that they’re sacking Brigitte Ardossi for her unsporting efforts to trip on Friday night:
During the 4th Quarter of the game, after contact was made between Rachel Flanagan of the Townsville Fire and Brigitte Ardossi in the mid court, Ardossi fell to the ground and attempted to trip Rachel Flanagan.
Andrew Barr has announced the winners of the 2013 Sport and Recreation Grants.
Today I joined 69 sporting organisations who will share more than $2.3 million through the 2013 Sport and Recreation Grant Program (SRGP).
The ACT Government recognises the importance of investment in sport and recreation in our community. The grants help organisations to increase participation [...]
[ 30 November, 2013 to 1 December, 2013. ]
This has come up on YouTube and will no doubt be of interest to some of you:
Obstacle Course Racing is coming to Canberra. To be held 30 Nov and 1 Dec 13 at the beautiful Caloola Farm, the race is going to be an epic experience of mud, sweat and fun.
Sign up at: http://callofthebeast.com/
[ 2 February, 2013; 1:00 pm; ]
This Saturday at Belco Skatepark there is $1000 up for grabs in the TRILOGY Game of Skate! Streetwise Learn to Skate session 10am – 12pm. Rego’s for the game of skate commence at 1pm, free entry. Under 18′s need a parent or guardian to sign off on the rego form.
The ABC has the slightly alarming news that Canberra couple Tim Driesen and Emily Nolan have blitzed the Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival Tuna Toss:
Two-time Australian champion Tim Driesen won with a throw of 30.26 metres at the Tunarama Festival.
His partner Emily Nolan also won with a toss of just over 12 metres.
Ms Nolan, who is [...]