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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 [...]

Climb the Dam?

By 25 June, 2013

So now the Cotter Dam is almost complete, how about sticking a climbing wall on it?
http://thrillseekersanonymous.com/2012/09/13/crank-the-rainbow/

Sport ground closures 25 June

By 25 June, 2013

And the grounds are still closed by Economic Development:
All ACT Government sportsgrounds will be closed again today, Tuesday 25 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 from unnecessary wear [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 19

By 24 June, 2013

Rob, Tim I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Peroni Leggera on tap.
The music is by Cracked Actor.
You can download it now.
Our tips this week are:
Rob – Chiefs, Crusaders, Sharks, Bulls, Stormers
John – Chiefs, Crusaders, Sharks, Bulls, Stormers
Tim – Chiefs, Crusaders, Blues, Bulls, Stormers

Wet weather closes the sports grounds

By 24 June, 2013

Economic Development is giving notice that the cold foul weather has them closing the grounds:
All ACT Government sportsgrounds will be closed today, Monday 24 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 from [...]

Raiders go down on the road. 17 to 12 against the Tigers

By 23 June, 2013

Foxsports has the sad news that the Canberra Raiders haven’t been able to keep their roll on:
Acting Wests Tigers captain Benji Marshall delivered a couple of big plays as his eventful week ended with a 17-12 NRL win over travel-sick Canberra at Campbelltown Stadium.
Marshall kicked a match-tying sideline conversion and edged the Tigers ahead [...]

Stromlo asbestos cleanup completed

By 21 June, 2013

The Economic Development Directorate* is letting it be known they’ve cleaned up the asbestos along the Red Rock realignment:
The section of the main trunk trail between ‘Red Rock’ and ‘Tall Trees’ was closed in April 2013 after pieces of asbestos containing material (ACM) were found on two sections of the track.
The section running between ‘Red [...]

Civic pool shutting down for a month

By 21 June, 2013

The Economic Development Directorate is letting us know that Civic Pool is shutting down for a month for maintenance:
Sport and Recreation Services (SRS) in the Economic Development Directorate advise that the Canberra Olympic Pool will be closed from 5 July to 4 August 2013 while necessary maintenance is undertaken in accordance with the facility’s Condition [...]

Brumbies win the Australian Rugby Championship

By 21 June, 2013

Over on The Roar they’ve got a cheeky summation of the season and explanation of why the Brumbies are best:
The five Australian Super Rugby teams, each representing their State or Territory union, have played each other on a home and away basis.
Whatever you want to call it (and I will happily take recommendations for [...]

Big Mal in trouble for time behind bar

By 20 June, 2013

The Roar have a nice take on Big Mal Meninga leaping back into the limelight with his behind bar misdemeanours:
With the Queensland selectors failing to rouse the public’s imagination with the dropping of two loyal players and selection of a third superstar halfback just to brag, the battle of the pre-match mind games seemed [...]

Alleged Indecent Assaulter Blake Ferguson can’t play footy until he gets out of the naughty corner

By 19 June, 2013

The Canberra Raiders have made a statement about what they’re doing with star player Blake Ferguson as he awaits trial:
Canberra’s Blake Ferguson will be required to undertake an extensive alcohol management program during which time he will not be considered for selection.
The Raiders Board has determined the action today after the club met with [...]

BRUMBIES BEAT THE LIONS

By 18 June, 2013

The Roar has the wonderful news that the ACT Brumbies have become the first Australian provincial side since Queensland in 1971 to beat the British and Irish Lions.
While the understrength Brumbies could only sub on ever greener players as the game went on the Lions brought more and more first choice players onto the pitch [...]

The RUC makes a spirited grab for the Red Dollars with Roast Beef and Wallaby on the menu

By 17 June, 2013

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 [...]

Belconnen Community Council Meeting June 18. Supported housing in Latham

By 17 June, 2013

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 [...]

Blake Ferguson in trouble again

By 17 June, 2013

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 [...]

Buses to the Brumbies

By 17 June, 2013

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, [...]

Brumbies named to tame the Lions

By 16 June, 2013

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 [...]

Raiders rumble over the Panthers 24 to 12

By 16 June, 2013

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 [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League BOUT 3 Brindabelters Vs Surly Griffins

By 15 June, 2013

[ 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, [...]

Boomers/Opals tickets pre-purchase today

By 12 June, 2013

Hey sports fans, this is for you:
Special pre-purchase for Basketball ACT Members
TODAY ONLY!
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 [...]

Memo to Canberra’s sports administrators. Get out of your heated box and go sit in the stands

By 11 June, 2013

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 [...]

Raiders batter their way into finals contention

By 11 June, 2013

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 [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 18

By 10 June, 2013

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.

Brumbies crucify the Rebels and qualify for the finals!

By 7 June, 2013

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 [...]

Get thee down to the suicide line, there’s roller derby all weekend!

By 6 June, 2013

[ 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 [...]

Match fixing laws come to Canberra

By 6 June, 2013

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 [...]

Brumbies open training

By 5 June, 2013

[ 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.

Sweet Chariot swinging low for Sandor Earl?

By 5 June, 2013

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 [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 17

By 3 June, 2013

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

Canberra Cross Country Ski Club open night

By 3 June, 2013

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 [...]

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