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Tag Archives: Brumbies

Jay Sullivan on people who leave the rugby early

By 18 February 2013

Comedian Jay Sullivan has turned up on the roar as a rugby pundit on the subject of people who leave the ground early:
The game didn’t afford fans many opportunities to see the Brumbies structure for 2013, or see them execute many plays. But given how many times we lost by close margins early on [...]

Brumbies win but score one try…

By 18 February 2013

According to Chris Dutton over at the Canberra Times
“there was only one try in the Brumbies-Reds derby”
One wonders if Dutton was even at the game. Accuracy in reporting and all that.

Brumbies win ugly. 24 to 6 over the Queensland Reds

By 17 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It was not champagne rugby in Bruce last night. But it was a win over the mighty Reds.
RugbyHeaven have an honest assessment from the Brumbies skipper:
“We’re happy – a win’s important at this stage and they outplayed us twice last year and we weren’t happy with that,” Brumbies captain Ben Mowen said. ”We’re happy with [...]

Blood clots rule out Ita for the season

By 15 February 2013

Rugby Heaven have the unpleasant news that the Brumbies big unit Ita Vaea is out for the season for treatment of his blood clots:
The Brumbies first discovered a clot in Vaea’s calf in October and he was immediately sent for more tests when his foot turned white at training. At some point Vaea had a [...]

Brumbies starting side named for Saturday night

By 14 February 2013

The Brumbies have published their pretty damn exciting team roster for the first game of the season against the mighty Queensland Reds:
The University of Canberra Brumbies have made just one change to the starting side which defeated the ACT XV last Friday night, with Henry Speight sliding onto the wing and Joe Tomane to the [...]

Brumbies want 20k at the Stadium in Bruce

By 13 February 2013

After Jake had a mumble to a journalist on Monday about wanting 20,000 fans to come down to Canberra Stadium for the curtain raiser this Saturday the team has this Wednesday put out the call:
University of Canberra Brumbies fans are being asked to contribute to the Gold Rush at Canberra Stadium this Saturday night, [...]

Brumbies merch 2013. That’s not a baseball cap, it’s a snapback

By 13 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Brumbies have sent forth their merchandise selection for the 2013 season.
It’s some good looking gear and I might well pick some up at the ground on Saturday night.
I particularly like how what we used to call a baseball cap is now a “snapback”.

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 1

By 11 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Rob, and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, and expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Pilsner Urquell.
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Rathbone to start against the Reds

By 11 February 2013

The Brumbies have facebooked (because rational media strategies are not to their liking) that Clyde Rathbone has been named in the starting lineup for the crucial season curtain raiser against the Queensland Reds this Saturday!
Jake White has confirmed Clyde Rathbone will start for the Brumbies on Friday night. Massive achievement for the old fella! The [...]

Your electricity and water rates to pay for the Brumbies and Raiders

By 8 February 2013

ActewAGL have the thrilling news that they’ve decided to keep spending your money on their pet football players, but now with a Centenary Twist:
ActewAGL is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of the Canberra Raiders and Brumbies into the 2013 season – Canberra’s Centenary year.
The two-fold sponsorship announcement is testament to ActewAGL’s strong commitment [...]

Brumbies v. ACT this Friday!

By 5 February 2013

[ 8 February 2013 at 7:00 pm; ] The Brumbies are reminding rugby lovers they’re holding a trial match against an ACT XV this Friday:

ACT XV Head Coach Craig Robberds will assemble a strong squad to take on the Brumbies this Friday night at Viking Park, with all John I Dent Cup players available for the fixture.

On the back of a [...]

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By 29 January 2013

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Star pigs pack down for the Brumbies to 2015

By 24 January 2013

The Brumbies have the very happy news that star front rowers Ben Alexander and Steven Moore have signed for the club until 2015:
Both players re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union and the University of Canberra Brumbies for two more years, with their current contracts set to expire at the conclusion of the 2013 Super [...]

Sinderberry goes west

By 19 January 2013

The Roar have word that former Brumbies boss in the halcyon days Mark Sinderberry is going to head up the troubled Western Force super rugby franchise:
Sinderberry spent eight years at the Brumbies and six years at UK Premiership outfit Saracens, but more recently was a business consultant for a London-based cleaning company.
The 48-year-old takes [...]

White and Lealiifano called into Wallabies pre-season

By 14 January 2013

The Brumbies have the happy news that last season’s livewire halves pairing of Christian Lealiifano and Nic White (now recovered from injury) are featuring in Wallaby selector’s thoughts:
Eight University of Canberra Brumbies players have travelled to Sydney this week for a pre-season Wallabies camp that has drawn Australia’s best talent together.
Ben Alexander, David [...]

Mowen to lead the Brumbies again in 2013. Moore, Lealiifano and Pocock fill out the leadership

By 10 January 2013

The Brumbies have announced their 2013 leadership team:
Ben Mowen will again lead the University of Canberra Brumbies in 2013 after Head Coach Jake White confirmed his Captain and Vice-Captains on Thursday morning.
Backing Mowen up as Vice-Captains for the 2013 Super Rugby season are Stephen Moore, Christian Lealiifano and new recruit David Pocock.
Now in [...]

Brumbies to top the Australian conference in 2013

By 14 December 2012

I normally like my Brumbies under-rated by the rest of the media.
But The Roar is making the case for the ponies to top the Australian conference:
I’m backing the Brumbies to not only top the Australian conference, but to do so without losing to an Australian side. I may be showing a bit of bias here, [...]

Brian Smith joins a Brumbies side hell bent on going mungo in the tackle

By 11 December 2012

The ABC reports the Brumbies have taken a second stab at getting a Rugby League coach to stiffen up their tackles.
Former NRL coach Brian Smith has joined the coaching staff of Super Rugby club the ACT Brumbies for next season.
Smith coached NRL clubs Parramatta, St George Illawarra, Newcastle and the Roosters.
Smith never won a [...]

Canberra 100 instead of the coat of arms on the Brumbies jersey? [With poll]

By 29 November 2012

The Centenary of Canberra people are very excited to have turfed the Canberra coat of arms off the Brumbies jersey in favour of their own logo:
Traditionally the right breast on the University of Canberra Brumbies jersey has been reserved for the ACT Coat of Arms, but with the Territory celebrating 100 years in 2013 [...]

Land Rover come on as a Brumbies sponsor

By 28 November 2012

The Brumbies have announced they’ve picked up Land Rover as a sleeve sponsor for the next two years.
The University of Canberra Brumbies were excited to be partnered with one of the world’s most respected brands. Brumbies Rugby Chief Executive Andrew Fagan said he was pleased to be able to welcome Land Rover to the [...]

Cellar dwelling Easts get a slew of Brumbies

By 20 November 2012

The Brumbies have the interesting news that coming last in 2012 has seen Easts get a large contingent of Brumbies for next year:
Eight new University of Canberra Brumbies players have been allocated to Canberra’s John I Dent clubs for the 2013 season with Easts picking up the majority of the talent on offer, on [...]

Local players joining the Brumbies pre season

By 13 November 2012

The Brumbies are letting us all know about their expanded pre season squad taking up local club players:
The University of Canberra Brumbies have rewarded nine of Canberra’s most promising rugby players with spots in their pre-season squads in preparation for the 2013 Super Rugby and John I Dent seasons.
Sam Windsor (Queanbeyan), Matt Hawke, Andrew [...]

The one day coaching career of Danny Buderus

By 9 November 2012

The Australian has the grisly tale of an alarmingly colossal cockup by Brumbies management.
Having run a stunningly inept media strategy of pre-leaks and social media teasing the club wheeled out League star Danny Buderus as a part time collision coach.
But less than a day later the deal is off with necessary paperwork not having been [...]

Brumbies borrowing Danny Buderus to stiffen their tackles

By 8 November 2012

The Brumbies have let it be known they’ve hired a current NRL player, Danny Buderus, to come down once a week and help them work on their tackling:
Buderus will maintain his position as a player with the Knights in the NRL, travelling to Canberra one day a week through to the start of the [...]

White snares more Saffers

By 30 October 2012

The Brumbies have announced two more South African tinged recruits:
The University of Canberra Brumbies 2013 playing roster is now full, with the announcement that Stephan Van Der Walt and Mark Swanepoel have occupied the final two EPS positions.
Van Der Walt arrives from Queensland where he has been playing with Queensland Country and the University [...]

Brumbies fire up

By 29 October 2012

The Brumbies are letting us know they’ve started pre-season training for a 2013 we’ve got high hopes for.
Head Coach Jake White said he was pleased with where the squad was positioned at this stage of the season.
“The players were given their own programs to work through while they were away and it’s encouraging [...]

Brumbies celebrate getting four into the Wallabies touring squad

By 25 October 2012

The Brumbies say they’re celebrating that David Pocock, Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, and Pat McCabe have been selected in the Wallabies 30 man touring squad heading to the Europe next month.
One suspects the Brumbies would have preferred all four stayed home, in training, and not getting smashed by France, England and Wales.
But there are [...]

Labor promises a sports hub across the road from the Institute of Sport

By 16 October 2012

If UC can get a hospital across the road from Calvary Hospital why not build a “Sports Hub” across the same road from the Australian Institute of Sport?
I mean having sold off their HQ for apartments the Brumbies will need somewhere to train right?
A re-elected ACT Labor Government will contribute $5 million to work [...]

Bernie inducted into sporting hall of fame

By 12 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

All around legend, Murrumbateman local, Brumbies and Wallabies Rugby guru, and genuinely nice guy Stephen Larkham has been awarded one of the highest honors available to an Australian sportsperson by being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for his contribution to rugby union.
Bernie played 116 games during the Brumbies golden years, [...]

Etienne Oosthuizen Brumbies bound from the veldt

By 26 September 2012

The Brumbies have announced the long speculated on signing of back rower Etienne Oosthuizen from the wreckage of the Lions.
A South African national who represented his country of birth at schoolboys’ level, Oosthuizen has been recruited as the University of Canberra Brumbies Foreign Development Player after Henry Speight’s status changed to Australian in August.
With [...]

Brumbies draw for 2013

By 21 September 2012

The Brumbies have announced their draw for 2013 after getting a dream run in 2012:
Saturday, 16 February
Brumbies v Reds
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 7.40pm
Friday, 22 February
Rebels v Brumbies
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-off: 7.40pm
Saturday, 9 March
Brumbies v Waratahs
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 7.40pm
Sunday, 17 March
Sharks v Brumbies
Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 2.05am
Sunday, 24 March
Stormers v Brumbies
Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off: 4.10am
Saturday, 30 March
Brumbies v Bulls
Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: [...]

Rathbone signs a contract with the Brumbies

By 23 August 2012

Earlier in the week we heard that Clyde Rathbone was back training with the Brumbies.
Today the team has announced the former star back has signed a contract to play in 2013.
“It’s a new challenge for me to be in this position and to have another shot at playing professional rugby with the Brumbies,” Rathbone said. [...]

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