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Canberra not bogan enough to appeal the League players?

By 16 August 2013

The Roar is having a look the the star players Canberra has been unable to hold on to.
To set the record straight, I’m not a Canberran and have never lived there.
I have visited our nation’s capital a number of times and I have no problem with it – in fact I quite like it. [...]

Brumbies’ Matt Toomua named as Australia’s starting fly half to take on the All Blacks

By 15 August 2013

The Wallabies have just tweeted the backline for Saturday’s game against New Zealand.
Brumbies five eigth Matt Toomua has been rewarded for his great season with the starting 10 jersey.
CONT. BACKS: Genia, Toomua, O'Connor, Leali'ifano, Ashley-Cooper, Folau and Mogg #AUSvNZL #TRC2013
— Qantas Wallabies (@QantasWallabies) August 15, 2013

Hearty congratulations to him.

UPDATE: The SMH report is now up:
New [...]

GWS Giants will eat lunch/name team at Arboretum

By 14 August 2013

It seems that the Arboretum’s General Manager Jason Brown is an AFL* fan, and as such he’s very excited about an AFL team named the GWS Giants coming and having lunch with him on the 26th of September.
Apparently they will be naming the “team of the century” during lunch.
“It is fantastic news that the Giants [...]

Learn to skateboard this Saturday. for FREE

By 14 August 2013
Learn to skateboard this Saturday. for FREE

[ 17 August 2013; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]

Learn to skateboard for free this weekend as part of Sportenary and Skateboarding Australia’s ‘StreetWise’ sessions hosted by legit skateboarding coaches. This Saturday at 10am-12pm, Tuggeranong Skatepark, Bartlett Place, Tuggeranong.

Link: http://www.canberra100.com.au/calendar/view/1137/sportenary—streetwise-learn-to-skate/

ED – I will now shameless take this opportunity to embed what might well be the coolest video ever made.

Want to play (or ref) roller derby?

By 13 August 2013
Want to play (or ref) roller derby?

Varsity Derby League is having another ‘fresh meat’ intake. Women and men (over 18) are welcome to come along and start training with VDL to be either players or referees. No previous skating experience is required, we’ll teach you! The sessions are:
Sunday 18 August, 6 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday 20 August, 7.30 pm – 10 [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Bout 4. 2013. Black ‘n’ Blue Belles Vs Red Bellied Black Hearts

By 13 August 2013

[ 24 August 2013; 5:00 pm; ] The Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2013 season continues with the fourth bout on August 24th. Clashing on the track for the first time since the 2012 grand final will be last year’s champions, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the always fierce Red Bellied Black Hearts. Previous bouts have seen these teams alternate in defeating [...]

George Smith takes out his 10th Brett Robinson Award

By 11 August 2013

The Brumbies have announced the winners from their Presentation Night.
Astonishingly George Smith has taken out the Player’s Player award for the 10th time.
Best Back went to Christian Lealiifano and Ben Mowen was named Best Forward, both richly deserved.

Raiders better, but still done over by the Rorters

By 11 August 2013
Raiders better, but still done over by the Rorters

Foxsports has the tale of another Raiders defeat:
Today, the Roosters sit on top of the NRL ladder as outright competition leaders for the first time since 2004.
But after watching the Raiders charging home with five minutes remaining as the team with the best defensive resume in the NRL leaked 22 points, Robinson delivered some [...]

Masters Swimmer Reaches a Million Metres.

By 10 August 2013

Anne Smyth, Head Coach of Tuggeranong Masters Swimming Club became a member of the Million Metres Club in April 2013. Anne was presented with the award at the NSW State Relay Championships on 21 July 2013.
The Vorgee Million Metre Awards acknowledge progress from the “learn to swim” beginner to the distance swimmer. These awards are [...]

Eastlake celebrating their history

By 9 August 2013
Eastlake celebrating their history

The Eastlake Football Club are sharing their long history:
AFL Canberra Hall of Fame member Keith Miller today launched the book “Kick It Long”, which details the rich history of the Eastlake Football Club.
Miller’s book explores the history of Canberra’s oldest Australian Rules Football club, which was founded in 1926, as well as that of Manuka [...]

New Sporting Commons being built at UC

By 9 August 2013

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 [...]

Rain closes sportsgrounds

By 8 August 2013

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 moves on Match Fixing

By 6 August 2013

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 [...]

Anthony Milford wants the hell out of Canberra

By 6 August 2013

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 [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 25

By 5 August 2013
RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 25

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.

Storm obliterate the Raiders

By 4 August 2013
Storm obliterate the Raiders

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 [...]

Brumbies go down in a thriller 27 to 22

By 3 August 2013
Brumbies go down in a thriller 27 to 22

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 [...]

GO BRUMBIES

By 3 August 2013

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.
Here’s hoping!

Brumbies stick with what works

By 2 August 2013

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 [...]

Go Brumbies Wallpaper!

By 2 August 2013
Go Brumbies Wallpaper!

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.

Top Brumbies tries of 2013. So far.

By 2 August 2013
Top Brumbies tries of 2013. So far.

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 [...]

Raiders a team for the lower class? [With poll]

By 2 August 2013

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 [...]

You WILL show team spirit.

By 1 August 2013
You WILL show team spirit.

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?)

Places to watch the Brumbies

By 1 August 2013

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 [...]

Win a pass to see whichever kind of football it is that the Brumbies play

By 1 August 2013
Win a pass to see whichever kind of football it is that the Brumbies play

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 [...]

Brumbies fever

By 31 July 2013

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 [...]

If you were thinking about popping over to New Zealand…

By 31 July 2013

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 [...]

Hash House Harriers. NEWS

By 31 July 2013

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 airport gets in the spirit to send off the Brumbies

By 31 July 2013

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 [...]

Party like it’s 2004 with the Ben Blair Witch Project

By 31 July 2013
Party like it's 2004 with the Ben Blair Witch Project

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 falling from glory?

By 30 July 2013

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 [...]

Lauren Jackson walks away from the Capitals for the upcoming season

By 30 July 2013

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 [...]

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