As half the pubs in town attempt to lure the touring Lions fans into their establishments Barton’s The RUC has made a surprising bid:
The ACT Rugby Union Club (the RUC) has decided to celebrate the Lions historic visit to Canberra by putting Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding and Wallaby on the menu.
English born Fraser [...]
The Belconnen Community Council June Public Meeting will be held at 7.30PM on Tuesday 18 June at the Community Room, above the Belconnen Library.
This months BCC meeting will, after a short discussion of BCC activities, host a presentation about supported housing in Latham.
The Community Services Directorate in the ACT Government is proposing [...]
The SMH has word that Canberra Raiders star Blake Ferguson has got himself in more bother:
Police are investigating an incident at a nightclub in Sydney’s south involving NSW State of Origin winger Blake Ferguson.
No arrests have been made but police said they were investigating an incident involving the footballer at 2230 Restaurant and Bar in [...]
ACTION have published destails of the bus services to tomorrow night’s blockbuster game against the British and Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium.
Catching the bus beats the hell out of sitting in the car park for an hour after the game.
Plus you meet your fellow fans!
Meanwhile the Brumbies are taking a tough, but no doubt fair, [...]
It’s a once in a lifetime chance for these Brumbies players to go down in history as the provincials who beat the mighty British and Irish Lions on tour.
The squad has been named:
Wallabies squad members Peter Kimlin and Scott Sio will join Canberra club star, Chris Cocca when the University of Canberra Brumbies take [...]
Foxsports has the happy news of another Raiders home win, this time over the Penrith Panthers:
Canberra fullback Reece Robinson starred in his side’s 24-12 NRL win over Penrith on Saturday, while his twin brother Travis had a night to forget.
Reece earned man-of-the-match with a try and several desperate runs out of his in-goal, while Travis [...]
[ 22 June, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
This season’s third bout will see the Brindabelters and the Surly Griffins smash it out! Will the Griffins take revenge after getting the wooden spoon while the Belters took 3rd place at the finals last year? Come down and see all the action
Event details: Brindableters Vs Surly Griffins
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2013
Time: Doors open 5pm, [...]
Hey sports fans, this is for you:
Special pre-purchase for Basketball ACT Members
Sunday, August 18th the best Australian and New Zealand basketball players in the world will gather at the AIS Arena in Canberra.
Do not miss this chance to watch these great talents in your backyard!! Opals v Tall Ferns tip off at 2pm and [...]
There’s a lot of whining coming out of the Raiders and Brumbies camps (and their associated tame shills we call journalists) about Canberra crowds being on the low side despite the teams playing rather well.
I would humbly suggest that anyone surprised by the turnouts should try getting out of corporate hospitality and try sitting in [...]
Foxsports have the happy news that the Green Machine’s rumbling into gear nicely:
Canberra burst out of the blocks with four first half tries and survived a late Brisbane fightback to win 30-18 in their NRL clash at Canberra Stadium.
The game was built up as the perfect State of Origin audition for Josh Papalii.
However the [...]
Rob, Tim I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Gage Roads Atomic Pale Ale.
The music is by Hancock Basement.
You can download it now.
It’s hard to say what the best thing about tonight was.
– The jinking running lines?
– Big Noodles running rampant?
– The passing out of contact?
– The six tries?
– The second string players standing up?
– The power and pace?
It was a great night to be a Brumbies fan as they scored six tries and won 39-17
Foxports has [...]
[ 8 June, 2013 to 9 June, 2013. ]
The Canberra Roller Derby League has the exciting news that teams from around Australia are converging on Canberra for a Centenary bout!
As Canberra celebrates its centenary year, SKATE-TURION is about to hit the Nation’s Capital during the June long weekend. To celebrate the centenary Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL), in conjunction with Scope Mount [...]
Andrew Barr and Simon Corbell have announced they’re going to criminalise match fixing in the ACT:
“Today I introduced the Criminal Code (Cheating at Gambling) Amendment Bill 2013 to address these risks by making it a criminal offence to participate in fixing an event or using information about a fixed event or inside information for a [...]
[ 16 June, 2013; 10:30 am; ]
The Brumbies are letting it be known they’d like the fans to come down for a BBQ Breakfast and open training session at Griffith Oval.
It’s the last training session before they take on the British and Irish Lions.
News have a strange story on the Canberra Raiders’ tattooed terror Sandor Earl’s plans to pull on white at Twickenham:
Sandor Earl will target a spot in England’s 2015 World Cup team following his decision to defect to rugby, but understands it is easier said than done.
The NRL star, who will join French club Pau [...]
Rob, I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Cascade First Harvest.
The music is by The Fighting League.
You can download it now.
Our tips for this weekend are:
Rob – Brumbies, Force
John – Brumbies, Force
This just in:
The CCCSC club open night is an opportunity to meet members and find out about the club, its lessons and tours to the nearby snowfields, snow camping and cross country ski gear. The club is for people of all skiing levels. The club promotes people increasing their skiing and skills, having fun, joining [...]
Andrew Barr and Joy Burch have the thrilling news that they’re launching a study at consolidating all of Canberra’s racing to the one single location:
The 2013-14 ACT Budget will commit $250,000 to conduct a feasibility study into the viability of physically and administratively co-locating the Territory’s three racing codes – thoroughbred, harness and greyhound.
The funding [...]
Seeing this article in the Canberra Times prompted me to post here.
I don’t even watch WIN normally (nor sports in the news), but when I first moved to ACT and saw Danielle Post and Greg Thomson presenting their nightly news I am astounded by how refreshing honest and friendly they are, and have much praise [...]
As winter rolls in, Abode – The Apartment Hotel is rolling out some great packages.
This year we were very proud to become a sponsor of The Canberra Raiders so it is only fitting that we allow you to stay while the Raiders play! That’s right, you can stay at Abode Gungahlin or Abode Tuggeranong on [...]
Foxsports has the happy news of the Brumbies hard fought win over the Wellington Hurricanes at home tonight:
Brumbies sharpshooter Christian Lealiifano has kicked six penalty goals from as many attempts to boot his side to a narrow 30-23 victory over the Hurricanes in Canberra.
The Brumbies looked to have the match sewn up after a [...]
Jeremy Hanson, Brendan Smyth, Zed Seselja, Steve Doszpot, and Vicki Dunne are going to play netball for charity. This new sporty gang will be showing their netball skills in order to raise awareness and funds for Bosom Buddies and Lifeline Canberra.
“We’re very honoured to be participating in the game this weekend as both charities provide [...]
The Brumbies have named an unchanged side for tomorrow’s crucial game against the Wellington Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium:
The University of Canberra Brumbies have named an unchanged side to face the Hurricanes this weekend having come through last week’s match in Auckland unscathed.
With just three competition games left, the Brumbies are working hard to [...]
Any feedback about the Edge in Weston, Elite Fitness in Phillip, Curves, Fernwood? Any others? I am keen to know what you think about the classes, value for money, how crowded they get etc.
I’ve looked into Curves in Weston Creek but the opening hours (ie not open on Sundays at all) seem prohibitive.
Rob, Tim and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Squire’s Chancer.
The music is by E A V E S.
You can download it now.
Our tips for this weekend are:
Rob – Saders, Brumbies, Blues, Reds, Stormers, Cheetahs
John – Saders, Brumbies, Blues, Reds, Stormers, Bulls
Tim – Saders, [...]
The magic of YouTube brings us the scene from the stands as Warrington Wolves fans sing very enthusiastically from Canberra’s dog fancying footballer in exile Joel Monaghan.
That all seems to have worked out then!
Foxsports has sad tidings for Raiders fans with the men in green getting dusted up by the silvertails last night:
Manly have shown tremendous character and an enormous engine to beat Canberra 16-10 in their NRL clash at Brookvale Oval on Saturday night.
Coming off a gruelling golden-point draw against Melbourne last Monday, Manly were under pressure [...]
I didn’t think they had it in them, but I’m thrilled to be proved wrong.
In horrendous conditions that made us all very glad to be sitting on a couch in Canberra the Brumbies have put one over the Auckland Blues in New Zealand.
Foxsports have the details:
The Brumbies have survived a late Blues fightback in [...]
[ 5 October, 2013; ] Just announced!
The Belconnen skatepark is the venue for the 2013 Australian Pro/Am Invitational Championships on Sat 5 October!
According to a press release from Andrew Barr the ACT government will be coughing up $5 million to go towards a new sports precinct at UC.
Several community sports organisations will be housed int he new facilities.
The ACT Budget will include a $5m grant over 4 years to accommodate community sport within the new sports precinct [...]
Andrew Barr has announced that the Stromlo Forest Park is also going to host a swimming pool:
The Gallagher Government is delivering on its election commitment to provide a new 50-metre indoor swimming pool in the Weston Creek/Molonglo area.
The Government is today announcing that land adjacent to Stromlo Forest Park has been chosen as the preferred [...]