Today Andrew Barr turned the first sod at the new UC Sporting Commons.
The ACT Government has committed $5 million into developing this facility, which will apparently be “world-class”.
The Commons will include an ACT Sports Hall of Fame, a new headquarters for the Brumbies, sports studies teaching and research facilities, a bocce court and new [...]
Economic Development have made it known they’ve closed the fields:
All ACT Government sportsgrounds will be closed today Thursday 8th August 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 [...]
Simon Corbell has announced he’s legislating against match fixing:
“The Criminal Code (Cheating at Gambling) Amendment Act 2013 will mean that all identified match-fixing behaviours are now outlawed in the ACT. This reform will help to prevent cheating and match-fixing activities and will support the integrity and enjoyment of sport,” Mr Corbell said.
The Act amends the [...]
The Telegraph is all over the Canberra Raiders stoush with their young star Anthony Milford:
THE Canberra Raiders are refusing to negotiate with Anthony Milford, who last night requested to be released from the club via his manager.
Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner said the club would wait until season’s end before they discussed the [...]
Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Matilda Bay Ruby Tuesday.
The music this week is by Looking Glass.
You can download it now.
Foxsports have the sad news the the Melbourne Storm have ended the Raiders home streak in emphatic fashion:
RABBITOHS fans beware the Storm are back and they are coming to get you.
The two NRL powerhouses will go head-to-head in what promises to be one of the games of the season in Melbourne next Friday night.
But while [...]
It went down to the last minute but the Brumbies didn’t have quite enough in the tank to beat the Chiefs in Hamilton despite leading for much of the game.
Great season by a team who seem destined for greater things.
Che has asked me to remind the Brumbies that we’ll be recording the rugby podcast at [...]
All we need to know about this afternoon’s game is we can win it.
Everything beyond that is up to the blokes on the pitch.
They’ve been a real credit to Canberra this year.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?)
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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
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
[ 3 August, 2013; 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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