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Throw it to Ben!

By 11 September, 2013

The Rugby Union Players’ Association is tweeting that the Brumbies own Ben Mowen has been named as Captain of Australia:
In just his first year of International Rugby, Ben Mowen has been selected to lead the @QantasWallabies against ARG. pic.twitter.com/OEyFBxjEpo
— RUPA (@RUPAnews) September 11, 2013

Hopefully he can avoid the humiliation of a home defeat at the [...]

Behold the future of Super Rugby

By 31 August, 2013

Yesterday I got emailed asking if I’d complete a survey on the future of rugby.
Included was this proposal which they asked very pointed questions as to how I’d feel about it and whether it would get me watching more.
RiotACT’s Tokyo Bureau Chief will be ecstatic.
In that it provides a future for the Brumbies I’m quite [...]

Brumbies want your thoughts on cap design

By 22 August, 2013

The Brumbies have facebooked a desire to get the wisdom of the hivemind on their members’ caps for season 2014.
What do you think and what would you do differently?

The Brumbies 2014 cap design I like best is…
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Brumbies 2013 Montage

By 19 August, 2013

2013 was as good a year for the Brumbies as it’s possible to have without actually winning the championship.
Here’s a stunning montage of the year’s highlights.
Brumbies 2013 season mash up highlights montage thingy in full high definition
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Music: Time- Hans Zimmer (Instrumental Core)
Angels among demons – Instrumental Core

Brumbies the Champions of the World!

By 19 August, 2013

Yahoo reports that the Brumbies have won the World Club Sevens!
Henry Speight scored in the final minute to lift the ACT Brumbies to a 17-14 win over Auckland in the final of the World Club Sevens tournament in London.
Super Rugby wing Speight bagged two tries to lead the Australian side to the inaugural title [...]

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 [...]

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.

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

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.

Brumbies go down in a thriller 27 to 22

By 3 August, 2013

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 [...]


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

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

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 [...]

You WILL show team spirit.

By 1 August, 2013

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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?

All the Brumbies stats you could ever want

By 30 July, 2013

Man I wish we’d had these when we did the podcast last night.
The Brumbies have compiled a very handy page of grand final related statistics sure to make you the star of your Grand Final Party on Saturday afternoon.
All in all it’s probably not the toughest assignment they’ve had this year (which is a worry [...]

Brumbies final in Canberra Centenary year. Public screenings?

By 30 July, 2013

I am wondering if the ACT government will be preparing anything to celebrate the Brumbies making the final?
Should we not be putting this on the big screen in Garema place (or similar) in this our 100th year?
Please tell me that there is something being done and if not, what is the best option for [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 24

By 29 July, 2013

Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Pigs Fly Plisner.
The music this week is by Space Party.
You can download it now.
Our tips this week are:
Rob – Brumbies
John – Brumbies

Sensational Brumbies smash through the records to beat the Bulls at Loftus

By 28 July, 2013

Foxsports has the wondrous news about the Brumbies nail biting win in Pretoria over night.
THE Brumbies have won through to their first Super Rugby final in nine years after centre Tevita Kuridrani scored a last ditch try to sink the Bulls 26-23 in Pretoria.
It’s the first time the Bulls have lost a Super Rugby finals [...]

The Brumbies squad to run the Bulls

By 27 July, 2013

The Brumbies have announced they’re looking to build on last week’s squeaker against the Cheetahs with the same side to face the mighty Bulls at the fortress like Loftus Versfeld:
The University of Canberra Brumbies have named an unchanged side to take on the Bulls this weekend at Loftus Versfeld as the ACT-based club fights for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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, [...]


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