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Brumbies do enough to keep the train on the tracks. 30 to 23 over the Canes

By 1 June, 2013

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 [...]

Canberra Liberals want to play netball for 10 hours

By 31 May, 2013

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 [...]

Brumbies stick with winners to face the Hurricanes

By 30 May, 2013

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 [...]

Chick wanting to join a gym in Woden/Phillip/Weston Creek?

By 28 May, 2013

Hi all,
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.
Thanks [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 16

By 27 May, 2013

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, [...]

Wolves woof for that Monaghan Magic

By 27 May, 2013

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!

Manly beat the Raiders 16 to 10

By 26 May, 2013

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 [...]

Brumbies beast Blues in near blizzard

By 26 May, 2013

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 [...]

Belco Skatepark to host Australian Championships!

By 25 May, 2013

[ 5 October, 2013; ] Just announced!

The Belconnen skatepark is the venue for the 2013 Australian Pro/Am Invitational Championships on Sat 5 October!

$5 million towards new sports precinct at UC

By 24 May, 2013

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 [...]

Stromlo Forest to get a swimming pool

By 21 May, 2013

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 [...]

Two Prestigious Awards to Tuggeranong Masters Swimming ACT

By 21 May, 2013

Tuggeranong Masters Swimming ACT has been announced the Masters Swimming NSW (Incorporating ACT) 2012 Club of the Year at the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 18 May 2013, at Sydney Olympic Park. Roger Dietrich was also awarded the Gary Stutsel Award for having contributed the most to the advancement of Masters Swimming in NSW [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 15

By 20 May, 2013

Rob, and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Forbidden Fruit Pear Cider.
The music is by Fires in July.
You can download it now.
Our tips for this weekend are:
Rob: crusaders, tahs, brumbies, force, cheetahs, stormers, bulls
John: crusaders, tahs, blues, highlanders, cheetahs, reds, bulls
Tim: crusaders, tahs, brumbies, [...]

Carney does down the Raiders again

By 19 May, 2013

Foxsports has the unhappy reading of the tattooed terror at the suspect Sharks doing the business:
NSW Origin hopeful Todd Carney was again the maestro for the home side, who provisionally moved into the eight for the first time since round five.
The victory was not secure until a 70th minute try to barnstorming prop Andrew Fifita, [...]

Lealiifano and Mowen make the Wallabies squad

By 19 May, 2013

Foxsports has the happy news that the Brumbies have added Christian Lealiifano and Ben Mowen to their ranks of Wallaby selected players with the naming of the squad to take on the Lions.
A well deserved honour and it will be great to see them showing what they can do.
Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, and Joe Tomane [...]

Brumbies kick themselves to defeat

By 18 May, 2013

Keo reports on how the Brumbies overcame many advantages to give victory to the NSW Waratahs.
They’ll need to play some good rugby to make the finals from here. And if they’re good enough to play it they’ll deserve it.
UPDATE: Foxsports have got more with video.

The wit of the Raiders

By 17 May, 2013

The Canberra Raiders have curated the tweets of their fans:
On Thursday afternoon, the Canberra Raiders media team had a bit of fun on Twitter asking our followers to put forth their best ‘Bad Raiders Jokes.’ Here are some of our favourites
Who knows what they’d have got if they’d asked for good jokes?

Brumbies named for the big one on Saturday night

By 16 May, 2013

The Brumbies have announced their squad to play the NSW Waratahs in Sydney this weekend.
If they get the win they’re in as real contenders. A loss, well not so much.
The University of Canberra Brumbies have made two changes to their starting line-up, with Scott Sio named at loose-head prop and Scott Fardy returning from injury [...]

Brumbies throwing a limited edition jersey to the Lions

By 15 May, 2013

The Brumbies have announced a special jersey for the upcoming game against the British and Irish Lions:
Key Features:
· Only 500 available
· The jersey features 1004 names of players who have represented the ACT in the non-professional era and Brumbies [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 14

By 13 May, 2013

Rob, and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Four Pines Vostok rated Stout.
The music is by When Giants Sleep.
You can download it now.
Our tips for this weekend are:
Rob: Chiefs, Rebels, Force, Blues, Brumbies, Bulls, Cheetahs
John: Chiefs, Stormers, Sharks, Crusaders, Brumbies, Bulls, Cheetahs

Canberra Paintballers kicking goals

By 13 May, 2013

This just in!
Three Canberra paintballers have earned selection in an Australian squad to play a test match against a New Zealand team in Sydney on Friday 17 May. This international match is a first for the sport in Australia.
David Turner and Mark McElligott from Canberra’s Uprising and Mitch Hackett who plays for Sydney team [...]

Raiders thrash Knights 44 to 14

By 12 May, 2013

The late season flurry appears to have kicked in for the Raiders with Foxsports reporting a big home win:
Canberra centre Blake Ferguson has starred again for the Raiders, bagging a hat-trick of tries to help his NRL side thump Newcastle 44-14 in their NRL clash at Canberra Stadium on Sunday.
In typical Raiders fashion, they overcame [...]

Shifty’s Game of SKATE

By 8 May, 2013

[ 11 May, 2013; 1:00 pm; ]

Shifty’s Skatestore and Skateboarding Australias ACT Hub are running a Game of SKATE at Tuggeranong this Saturday at 1pm.

Shifty’s vouchers and gear up for grabs!

Come along and check it out!

Want to play roller derby?

By 7 May, 2013

Varsity Derby League, a Canberra flat-track roller derby league, is looking for “fresh meat” this month. And…we now train men to be players, not just refs!
So if you’re a guy and you want to have a whack at smashing dudes on the track, we’ll train you up to be a derby superstar! Our next fresh [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 13

By 6 May, 2013

Rob, and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Murray’s Craft Brewing Whale Ale.
The music is by Knights of the Spatchcock.
You can download it now.
Our tips for this weekend are:
Rob – Chiefs, Reds, Cheetahs, Blues, Tahs, Kings
John – Chiefs, Reds, Cheetahs, Blues, Tahs, Kings [...]

Poor Brumbies slump to the Crusaders 23 to 30

By 5 May, 2013

Foxsports tells the tale of a Brumbies side that didn’t turn up to play in the first half.
A lacklustre performance from the Brumbies has seen them slump to their first home loss of the Super Rugby season, falling to their old foes the Crusaders 30-23 in Canberra.
The New Zealand heavyweights slowly ground their opponents down [...]

Poptop goes to the Roller Derby

By 5 May, 2013

Poptop has been down the Roller Derby and sent in this report:
Hi there Riot Overlords
Here are my pics from last night’s Roller Derby bout between the Surly Griffins and the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles.
Being incredibly vague on the rules, I will not even attempt to describe the play other than to advise the Black [...]

Raiders serve as traffic cushion on the Storm’s path to glory

By 5 May, 2013

Foxsports have the thrilling news that the Melbourne Storm’s seemingly endless string of victories has been brought to a shuddering halt by our own Canberra Raiders:
Melbourne Storm’s unbeaten run has come to a crashing halt with Canberra upsetting the NRL champions 24-20 at AAMI Park.
With live-wire centre Blake Ferguson leading the charge through two first [...]

Molonglo Masters Swimming for a Good Cause.

By 4 May, 2013

Queanbeyan based masters swimming club, Molonglo Water Dragons are swimming for a good cause this weekend in the Canberra 24 hour MS Megaswim at the Australian Institute of Sport Aquatic Centre.
The team named the Molonglo Masters and Apprentices has so far raised nearly $4000 of the more than $110,000 that has currently been raised for [...]

Dan Palmer back in an otherwise unchanged Brumbies side to face the Crusaders

By 3 May, 2013

The Brumbies have announced their side for Sunday afternoon’s titanic clash in Bruce against the mighty Crusaders:
Palmer takes back his signature No. 3 jersey at tighthead prop moving Ben Alexander to loose-head and Scott Sio to the bench. Ruaidhri Murphy drops from the game-day 22.
The match holds special significance as George Smith will break [...]

Dugan joins Dragons

By 2 May, 2013

VIDEO: St George Illawarra throw Josh Dugan an NRL lifeline

News.com.au reports troubled former Raider Josh Dugan is joining the St George Illawarra Dragons with strict conditions on his social media use.
Because people seeing he was pissed on a roof when he was meant to be at training was a much bigger problem than being pissed [...]

Airbrushed poster child Jackson still jerking the Capitals around

By 2 May, 2013

The Canberra Times has a depressing story of confusion at the Capitals as Lauren Jackson plays a will she or won’t she game over the 2013 season.
Given a choice between investing in young talent or ageing big names a smart team bets on youth every time.
But in the minds of those who fund the Capitals [...]

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