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RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 23

By 22 July, 2013

Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the astonishing Monteiths Wheat and Apricot.
Like the Brumbies play, there is no music.
You can download it now.
Our tips this week are:
Rob – Crusader, Brumbies
John – Crusaders, Brumbies

From losing ugly to winning ugly, Brumbies need to step up a couple of gears to make the grand final

By 21 July, 2013

The paint on the post proved just enough to squeak the Brumbies home against the Cheetahs in their first final this afternoon.
Outplayed 2 tries to none the Brumbies hung tough enough to stay in contention 15-13.
Travelling to Pretoria to play the Bulls next week is going to need something else again from what they had [...]

Canberra Raiders thrash the Eels as the home streak rolls on

By 21 July, 2013

Foxsports has the happy news of lime green triumph at the Stadium in Bruce:
NOT since 1995, when their current coach was wreaking havoc in a lime green jersey, have Parramatta lost eight straight games.
So it was somewhat cruel that Ricky Stuart had to suffer the indignity of being in charge of the first Eels side [...]

People’s Liberation Army Raiders to continue the long march with Huawei

By 19 July, 2013

The Raiders have the exciting news that Huawei are extending their sponsorship and the Green Machine is off the Shenzen in 2014 to be cheered on by the Huawei workforce:
Huawei Corporate Affairs Director Jeremy Mitchell said he hoped the sponsorship renewal would add weight to the push for the first 2014 NRL match to be [...]

Rain closes the sportsgrounds

By 19 July, 2013

The ACT Government is putting word out on ground closures:
All ACT Government sportsgrounds will be closed today Friday 19 July 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 grounds [...]

Rathbone, Smith and White back for the Brumbies date with destiny

By 19 July, 2013

The Brumbies have named their side for Sunday’s blockbuster final against the tournament entertainers the Cheetahs at Canberra Stadium:
Seasoned campaigners George Smith and Clyde Rathbone make a return to the University of Canberra Brumbies starting XV this Sunday in the side’s first finals appearance in nine years.
Both players returned to the Brumbies for an [...]

Lunch on the Brumbies

By 18 July, 2013

The Brumbies are giving notice that they’re putting on a BBQ at lunchtime today (12.30 to 1.30pm):
With snags and facilities supplied by ActewAGL, the Brumbies are holding a meet and greet to say thank you to their supporters for backing the team in 2013.
In all, 10 players will be on hand with ticket [...]

S*** Brumbies fans never say?

By 16 July, 2013

Well what’s a finals run without some bandwagon jumping?
Posted by the rUCkusCrew13
University of Canberra Brumbies Vs. The Central Cheetahs
Qualifying Final
Sunday 21 July 2013
Get around the rUCkus Crew!
$10 ticket deal! Ticket, supporter and drinks package included in the price!
Pre-party at Zierholz at UC from 12am!
Come into the UC Life! office to secure your tickets!
Building [...]

Blake says he didn’t do it

By 16 July, 2013

Canberra Raiders and New South Wales winger Blake Ferguson is pleading not guilty in response to charges of indecent assault, reports ABC News.
Ferguson was accused of assaulting a young woman in a Cronulla nightclub while out drinking with fellow well behaved footballer Josh Dugan.
Ferguson has been suspended by the NRL for multiple problems, mostly related [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 22

By 15 July, 2013

Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Little Creatures Bright Ale.
The music is by Los Capitanes.
You can download it now.
Our tips this week are:
Rob – Reds, Brumbies
John – Crusaders, Brumbies

When football teams do strange things are we even understanding the game?

By 15 July, 2013

We’re not naming names. Nor are we pointing fingers.
But The Economist this week has a story on the many ways sporting teams can be put to bad use by money men.
Worth knowing about.
Not that we’re saying we have any proof at all it happens in these parts.

Brumbies final this Sunday afternoon

By 15 July, 2013

[ 28 July, 2013; 4:10 pm; ] Despite disgracing themselves, their team, their families, and this city on Saturday night the Brumbies are still in the finals (could have had the saloon passage but we’re doing it the hard way now).

The team has details of the Sunday afternoon extravaganza in Bruce:

The University of Canberra Brumbies will host the Cheetahs on Sunday, [...]

Sheer blithering incompetence costs the Brumbies a chance at top finals spots

By 13 July, 2013

One can only hope tonight’s miserable effort by the Brumbies, going down 15-21 to the Force, will be a wakeup call for finals football.
But it was bloody awful.
UPDATE: Foxsports has details if you’re into that sort of thing.

Quiet Gyms for irritable old men in Canberra?

By 13 July, 2013

Dear fellow rioters -
Having achieved a certain age and degree of blobbiness, I decide that some sort of gym work would be a good idea.
To this end I went to a certain northside gym, where I thought I’d start with a dumbed-down, westernised, yoga class.
However, while waiting for the class to start, the piped doof-doof [...]

Brumbies named for regular season finale

By 12 July, 2013

The Brumbies have named their side which we would all like to see win with four tries over the Force in Perth latish on Saturday night:
The University of Canberra Brumbies have named their team to face the Western Force in Perth, with Ian Prior selected at scrumhalf and Colby Faingaa claiming the starting No. [...]

Shillington quits the Raiders leadership group

By 12 July, 2013

In signs of a very unhappy team the SMH reports that David Shillington wants no part of a leadership group that tolerates Blake Ferguson:
He is due to face Waverley Local Court next Tuesday, the day before the third and deciding match of the Origin series in Sydney. While Ferguson has been sidelined by administrators since [...]

National Capital Paintball League 2013 Round 2

By 11 July, 2013

Round 2 of the 2013 National Capital Paintball League was held last weekend at Paintball Sports ACT.
20 teams from the ACT and NSW battled it out across two divisions. When the dust settled the rankings were as follows:
Division 3
1. Climax
2. Ivy
3. TPC – The Players Club
4. Cunning Stunts
5. Plan B
6. Divas
7. Vengeance
8. TPC – Factory [...]

Brumbies finals tickets on sale

By 11 July, 2013

The Brumbies have one more regular season game to go, but they’re confident enough to be selling finals tickets:
Tickets for the University of Canberra Brumbies first home final are now on sale for the general public.
Brumbies supporters are advised that the home qualifying/semi-final will take place on either be the Friday 19, Sunday [...]

Auelua, Carter and Smith sticking with the Brumbies

By 10 July, 2013

The Brumbies over night got around to posting the news that they’ve signed three more for next year:
The University of Canberra Brumbies have moved closer to securing a full roster for the 2014 Super Rugby season with Sam Carter, Fotu Auelua and Andrew Smith all committing to the club beyond the end of this [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 21

By 8 July, 2013

Rob, Tim, and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Matilda Bay Bohemian Pilsener.
The music is by Consumer.
You can download it now.
Our tips this week are:
Rob – Crusaders, Highlanders, Chiefs, Waratahs, Brumbies, Sharks, Bulls
John – Crusaders, Rebels, Blues, Reds, Brumbies, Sharks, Stormers
Tim – Crusaders, Highlanders, [...]

Raiders manage a win over the Cowboys 26 to 18

By 7 July, 2013

After a bit of a dry spell on the road the Canberra Raiders have managed a home win against the North Queensland Cowboys.
Despite going wobbly in the second half.
More on this later.
UPDATE: Foxsports tells the tale:
YOUNG gun Anthony Milford celebrated his starting debut by scoring the match sealing try as Canberra notched a 26-18 [...]

Raiders appealing, over their salary cap fines

By 5 July, 2013

The Raiders have made a statement on why their salary cap breaches aren’t as bad as some would think:
“We were aware of our overspend in both first tier and second tier salary caps however we will be lodging an appeal in the size of the fines and we’re confident in that appeal,” Raiders CEO Don [...]

Skate Hard with a Vengeance! Roller derby bout

By 5 July, 2013

[ 13 July, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]

There’s hot roller derby action in Canberra on Saturday 13 July when Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers take on the Misfit Militia at Southern Cross Stadium Tuggeranong!

VDL’s all-star team will clash with a squad of skaters from the South West Sydney Rockets, Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby, Coastal Knockouts and Port Macquarie Roller Derby in [...]

Brumbies Legend George Smith to make triumphant encore against the Lions

By 3 July, 2013

Very very few players can be at the top of their game 12 years apart (the time between tours of Australia by the British and Irish Lions).
But The Roar is reporting that George Smith is going to achieve the feat:
George Smith is a bolter for the Wallabies openside flanker position, with Michael Hooper to [...]

Local fencing GoPro video

By 2 July, 2013

Mossrocket just hit us with some fantastic fencing footage:
I’ve been practicing my GoPro skills whenever I get the opportunity – so I was very happy to be asked to visit the Swordplay Fencing Club and see how my little camera could help their coaching technique.
Here’s a video I put together to demonstrate some of the [...]

School Holiday activity – Night Hoops!

By 2 July, 2013

Hi Rioters,
Allow us to introduce you to Night Hoops.  Night Hoops is a basketball program for kids 12-21, run in conjunction with Basketball ACT and PCYC Canberra. We’ve been operating since 2011 at Belconnen Basketball Stadium.
Night Hoops engages kids, new migrant youth and at-risk youth in weekly basketball games, where they learn key skills such [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 20

By 1 July, 2013

Rob, and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Reschs Pilsener.
The music is by Magnifik.
You can download it now.
Our tips this week are:
Rob – Chiefs, Canes, Cheetahs, Stormers, Bulls
John – Crusaders, Canes, Cheetahs, Stormers, Bulls

PM’s XI to take on the poms

By 1 July, 2013

Andrew Barr has just facebooked:
The match is set to take place on Tuesday 14th January against England at Manuka Oval in a day/night 50 over one day match under the award winning lights.
The 2014 match will also be the first cricket match played on the new playing surface which will see work begin straight [...]

Lauren Jackson stepping up to the line for another shot

By 1 July, 2013

The Albury Border Mail is letting it be known that their brightest light, Lauren Jackson, is planning to take an unexpected shot at playing for the Canberra Capitals after not getting on the court last season:
The Albury native was supposed to begin a $1 million, three-season deal with Canberra this year but has not [...]

Congratulations Christian Lealiifano you cold blooded, dead eyed rugby god!

By 29 June, 2013

We’ve been waiting for the Brumbies’ Christian Lealiifano to make the transition from potential greatness to the real thing.
Tonight holding together a backline crippled by a Justin Bieber impersonator and a man barely out of rehab his flawless kicking got the Wallabies square in a Lions series!
Brumbies captain Ben Mowen was also immense with Stephen [...]

Pathetic (Raiders)

By 29 June, 2013

Canberra Raiders are pathetic!
Not the players the coaching staff.
What was on display against South Sydney was simply school boys against men.
Canberra are a potentially good football team that that continues to be badly coached.
They lack any idea’s when it comes to attack. 
Take Blake Ferguson out of that side as is [...]

Mark Webber bowing out

By 28 June, 2013

As is our wont we’ll claim Queanbeyan when it suits us.
The Age has the sad news that there won’t be a local tearing up the track in Formula 1 racing next year:
Mark Webber will quit formula one at the end of the season to lead Porsche’s return to international sports car racing next year.
After weeks [...]


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