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Tag Archives: Brumbies

Injury forces McCabe into early retirement

By 28 August 2014

Pat McCabe will announce his retirement from rugby on Thursday following a third break to his C1 vertebrae. McCabe suffered the injury while playing against the All Blacks for the Qantas Wallabies in Auckland on Saturday night.
The University of Canberra Brumbies back has been a part of the fulltime squad since 2010, having arrived in [...]

Local Sports Wrap 19th and 20th July 2014

By 21 July 2014

Rugby Union
The ACT Brumbies booked their place in next weekend’s Super Rugby semi-finals with a thrilling 32-30 victory over the Waikato Chiefs at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.
The Brumbies were at their attacking best as they ran in four tries to condemn the Chiefs to their first play-off loss in three seasons. The victory sets [...]

Confessions of a Topless Man Painterer

By 19 July 2014

You may think that slopping paint on a half-naked university student’s torso is a questionable Saturday evening activity, but as card-carrying member of the rUCkus crew, I take this responsibility very seriously.
This crew that I’m a part of, you see, is a group of University of Canberra students who support the Brumbies at every home [...]

Stephen Larkham shares his views in the lead up to the Chiefs match

By 17 July 2014

The ACT Brumbies’ commanding 47-25 victory over the Western Force in last weekend’s final round of the regular Super Rugby season, to put it simply, produced the goods.
Needing a victory – and the result of another fixture to go their way – in order to secure a home play-off match, the Brumbies achieved what was [...]

Local Sports Wrap 12th and 13th July 2014

By 14 July 2014

RUGBY UNION
The ACT Brumbies kept their championship dream alive with a commanding 47-25 victory over the Western Force at Canberra Stadium on Friday night.
The Brumbies ran in seven tries to three and dominated every facet of the game to secure their place in the Super Rugby finals for the second year running. Matt Toomua was [...]

Fotu Auelua re-signs with the Brumbies

By 7 July 2014

University of Canberra Brumbies cult hero Fotu Auelua has put pen to paper to stay with the club for another season, through to the end of 2015.
With 30 caps to his name, the 30-year-old loose-forward has developed into one of the club’s old heads and was a member of the UC Brumbies leadership group [...]

Larkham signs new three-year deal as Fisher bids farewell

By 29 June 2014

Stephen Larkham has committed to another three years as University of Canberra Brumbies Head Coach, taking him through to the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
The announcement comes as Laurie Fisher confirmed he will finish his tenure as Director of Rugby with the UC Brumbies at season’s end to join English Premiership side, [...]

Brumbies go down 39-8 to the Waratahs

By 29 June 2014

An injury-depleted Brumbies have gone down 39-8 to the Waratahs overnight in Sydney.
Missing 11 players, including 6 Wallabies, it was never going to be an easy task for the Brumbies.
To make matters worse for the Brumbies, Tevita Kuridrani left the field injured after 10 minutes.
The Waratahs pushed out to a 14-0 lead after 20 minutes. [...]

Own a piece of Brumbies history – Brum for sale

By 27 June 2014

It’s the end of an era as the UC Brumbies get ready to farewell one of its greatest servants, Brum. The ambulance-turn-Brumbies big mover has been on the road representing the Brumbies for almost a decade however the time has come to part ways.
Brumbies Media & Communications Officer Elliot Woods said it is said to [...]

Tomane re-signs for two more seasons

By 26 June 2014

Joe Tomane will remain a Brumby until the end of 2016 after re-signing with the ARU and the University of Canberra Brumbies on Thursday.
Two more years in Canberra will take Tomane’s time with the club through to five seasons, with the winger almost certain to rack up 50 caps at some point in 2015. Ruled [...]

Brumbies 37-10 over the Rebels in Canberra

By 1 June 2014

A classy Brumbies dominated the Rebels last night in Canberra strolling to a 37-10 win.
A first half double to Matt Toomua saw the Brumbies go to the break with a 25-3 lead.
Nic White put in a man of the match performance as national coach, Ewen McKenzie watched from the stands.
A six-try bonus point win [...]

Brumbies go down 44-23 to the Bulls

By 24 May 2014

The Brumbies have surrendered top spot in the Australian conference after going down 44-23 overnight in Pretoria.
The result kept the Brumbies winless on their two-game trip to South Africa.
The Brumbies were never in the game as the Bulls run out to a 31-6 lead by the 44th minute.
“The Bulls put on a display tonight they [...]

Henry Speight re-signs for the Brumbies

By 21 May 2014

Henry Speight has turned down lucrative offers from overseas to remain loyal to the Brumbies for 2 more years.
Henry is highly regarded by Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie. Now his contract situation has been secured he can focus on securing a Wallabies jersey when he becomes eligible for Australian selection in September.
Read more.

Brumbies go down 27-21 to the Cheetahs

By 18 May 2014

The Brumbies have gone down to the Cheetahs overnight in Bloemfontein.
A converted Stephen Moore try with 5 minutes to go moved the Brumbies to within 3 points. However the Cheetahs responded immediately with a field goal to push the final score out to 27-21.
“We didn’t have the start to the game we wanted, the Cheetahs [...]

Brumby Yak

By 12 May 2014

So I don’t know the full story behind this but apparently Brumby Jack was a bit off colour at the ANZAC Day game against the Chiefs and was even caught trying to rev up the crowd during the Last Post and moment’s silence.
Rumour has it Clyde Rathbone’s brother was filling in the suit that weekend [...]

Brumbies 16-9 over the Sharks in Canberra

By 11 May 2014

The Brumbies have spoiled Jake White’s return to Canberra with a hard fought 16-9 win over the Sharks in Canberra last night.
In a match dominated by the forwards, the return of Fotu Auelua bought some much needed aggression to the Brumbies back row.
Both sides traded a penalty goal apiece after the break, before Sam Carter, [...]

Nic White re-signs with the Brumbies through to 2016

By 8 May 2014

In more good news for the Brumbies a media release has just been issued informing us that Nic White has followed Matt Toomua’s lead and re-signed…
After yesterday’s announcement that Matt Toomua will remain in Canberra, the club is celebrating the news that Nic White will also remain in the Australian Capital until at least the [...]

Matt Toomua re-signs for the Brumbies

By 7 May 2014

The Brumbies facebook page brings us word that Matt Toomua has re-signed for 3 years!
Great news! Well done Matt and the Brumbies!
Let’s hope this is a sign to come for more key players to re-sign.

Brumbies go down 40-20 to the Crusaders

By 5 May 2014

Despite it being 14 years since the Brumbies had claimed a win over the Crusaders in New Zealand the team went into the match with a lot of confidence after their dominating display against the Chiefs a few weeks earlier.
However ill-discipline across the park meant the Brumbies were never in the hunt, eventually going down [...]

Brumbies 41-23 over the Chiefs in Canberra

By 25 April 2014

The Brumbies took revenge over the Chiefs for last years grand final loss by belting them 41-23 tonight in Canberra.
Leading 13-6 at the break, Tevita Kuridrani’s double, plus some free flowing rugby from man of the match Matt Toomua, cemented a solid win.
The bonus point win put’s the Brumbies in second place, just one point [...]

Brumbies 23-20 over the Reds in Brisbane

By 11 April 2014

The Brumbies grounded out a hard fought 23-20 win over the Reds tonight in Brisbane.
After a solid first half, where the Brumbies went to the break with 20-10 lead, the Reds finally hit their straps and pulled within 3 points with 11 minutes to play. The Brumbies however withstood a late Reds rally and held [...]

Brumbies 2014 State of the Union Lunch

By 11 April 2014

[ 30 May 2014 at 12:00 pm; ]

The Brumbies have announced a date and venue for the 2014 State of the Union Lunch. This annual fundraising event has been held for over a decade with the Brumbies raising money to assist with the development of rugby in the ACT and Southern NSW.

The State of the Union Lunch has become a well-known fixture [...]

Tom Staniforth to make his debut for the Brumbies

By 10 April 2014

19-year-old Australian Under 20′s representative Tom Staniforth has been selected to make his debut at lock for Friday nights grudge match against the Reds.
It will be a baptism of fire for Tom as he goes head to head with Wallabies paring of James Horwill and Rob Simmons.
Sending you loads of good vibes Tom – Go [...]

Brumbies 26-9 over the Blues in Canberra

By 5 April 2014

The Brumbies kept the Blues try-less in last night 26-9 win in Canberra. Once again Pat McCabe showed his class with a 2 try effort. In a pleasing sign for Brumbies fans Christian Lealiifano played a staring role in the second half. Bring on the reds next week!
Full match report

rUCkus Crew setting a new pace in passion.

By 24 January 2014

The University of Canberra Brumbies Offical Supporters Group “The rUCkus Crew” seem to be in pre-season training for their season of shirtless, brass fueled shenanigans again in 2014.
I think they may need counselling though… I mean look at these guys… I got pretty upset over Benny Mowen too… But this upset?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMmfr43t1ws
And do they not even [...]

Leadership from the bench for the Brumbies

By 16 January 2014

The Brumbies have announced more players who can’t make it onto the pitch for their leadership group:
The UC Brumbies have announced their leadership group for the 2014 Super Rugby competition, with Fotu Auelua and Clyde Rathbone joining David Pocock, Christian Lealiifano and Stephen Moore under the incumbent skipper, Ben Mowen.
The group of six [...]

Jake White on how our smart guys made him a better coach

By 10 January 2014

In SA Rugby Mark Keohane interviews his mate Jake White on how screwing the Brumbies over has made him even more formidable.
Four year contract Jake. Win at all costs eh?

Brumbies Skipper Ben Mowen jumping ship

By 9 January 2014

Adding somewhat to the sense of crisis around the Brumbies the SMH has word that the Brumbies inspirational captain will head off into the sunset at the end of this season:
Wallabies and ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen will quit Australian rugby on Thursday, deciding to put family before his World Cup dream and move his [...]

Brumbies getting on the tele in Tokyo

By 6 January 2014

Yahoo has news on the signing of Harumich Tatekawa for the Brumbies.
Japanese utility back Harumichi Tatekawa is set to become the third player from his country to compete in Super Rugby after signing for the Canberra-based Brumbies, according to media reports on Sunday.
The 24-year-old, who can play at flyhalf or centre, would join Fumiaki [...]

Brumbies master time travel!

By 20 December 2013

Thrilling news for Brumbies fans!
Keen eyed perusers of their website, and none are so keen as we, will note their copyright notice has rolled over to 2014.
With the power of time travel on our side can anything other than Daleks stop our advance on the title next year?

No Lealiifano for the start of the Brumbies season

By 13 December 2013

We either don’t have a coach, or we have two coaches. Or half the team has one coach and half the team has another coach.
And we don’t have a CEO.
Now the ABC reports that the Brumbies will also have to make do without Christian Lealiifano after his ankle surgery:
Lealiifano is not expected to be [...]

Lealiifano to go under the knife. 2014 in doubt

By 5 December 2013

The Roar have the worrying news that the Brumbies, already without a coach (oh yay, two coaches you say?), and with no CEO, are in danger of losing their goal kicker and pivot for next season too:
Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano will have surgery on his ankle next week with a date for his return [...]

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