Fancy a circus with a difference, some chamber music, or perhaps a trip to GIO Stadium to watch the big boys of league and union? Your options are many and varied but here we offer our selection of things to do around Canberra this long weekend.
Where | Exhibition Park, Corner Northbourne Ave and Flemington Road, [...]
The ACT Brumbies board has stood down the rugby union club’s CEO, Michael Jones, announcing the move via Facebook at 8.40pm tonight.
Mr Jones’s three-year appointment was to have run until January 2018.
The announcement follows a visit today to Brumbies HQ by Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver, reportedly to discuss with Brumbies chairman Rob Kennedy [...]
With moves afoot to try to ban greyhound racing in the ACT attention again is directed to the public benefits of sport here in Canberra.
We are well served for facilities and although there are occasional complaints about the allocation of grounds most sporting bodies are accommodated.
However two issues are cause for concern.
The provision of expensive [...]
When Brumbies vice captain David Pocock took out man of the match following his team’s win against the Highlanders last month, the charity he chose to receive a $500 donation was a cause close to a teammate’s heart.
David selected Fiji’s Walk On Walk Strong Foundation, which assists children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Fellow teammate [...]
Brumbies player Robbie Coleman is a long-time Canberran who believes violence against women is never acceptable.
After winning man of the match following the Brumbies recent home game against the Melbourne Rebels, he chose to support Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women, White Ribbon Australia.
“There shouldn’t ever be violence against women. It’s a cause that [...]
When Brumbies prop Scott Sio was awarded man of the match following last Saturday’s 20-3 win against the Cheetahs, he had no difficulty choosing a charity to receive a $500 donation.
“As soon as I found out I had received man of the match, I knew I wanted my donation to go to Redkite, which is [...]
RiotACT has this week introduced a new series that will run throughout the Super Rugby season, where we interview the Brumbies man of the match following each home game.
Brumbies prop Ben Alexander had plenty of reasons to be pleased last week. His team was on the top of the ladder after its 27-15 win against [...]
The Brumbies announced today they have signed a six-year deal with integrated resorts company Aquis as the Principal Partner and Naming Rights Sponsor of the Brumbies.
The partnership, which extends until the end of the 2020 season, is effective immediately. Brumbies players will run out for their first game of the 2015 Super Rugby season against [...]
The Brumbies will celebrate four years with Allhomes in 2015 after the industry-leading property website recommitted as Shorts Sponsor on Monday (19 January 2015).
Developed in the ACT, Allhomes and the Brumbies share plenty of symmetry as two of the region’s most recognisable brands. The Brumbies have proudly worn the Allhomes logo on the back of their shorts since the 2012 [...]
The Brumbies have appointed Michael Jones as the club’s Chief Executive Officer for the next three years.
Jones returns to his hometown Canberra to tackle the role with the Brumbies having most recently held the Chief Executive’s position with investment banking and corporate advisory firm, Canterbury Hill Advisory in Sydney.
Jones said it was exciting to be [...]
The Brumbies will farewell Doug Edwards as Chief Executive of the club after the long-serving board member announced his departure on Monday.
Edwards has external business interests to the Brumbies which will see him return to Queensland.
Edwards will remain with the Brumbies until his replacement has been appointed and is working in the role. The search [...]
After growing his hair for almost two years, Brumbies and Wallabies winger Henry Speight has decided that ‘the fro must go’ in the name of charity.
Henry is a supporter of the Walk On, Walk Strong (WOWS) Foundation, a charity in his home country of Fiji which supports children with cancer and their families. [...]
Stephen Moore will remain with the Brumbies post 2015 Rugby World Cup after announcing a one year contract extension on Monday.
Teetering on the edge of 150 Super Rugby games and 100 Tests, Moore will almost certainly become Australia’s most experienced player during his next term with the Brumbies.
With 131 Super Rugby games and 92 Tests, [...]
Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their Spring Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign.
Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra during the Australian spring.
“While I was honoured [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.